Review of the Best Hedge Trimmer, Which Should i Buy?

Best Hedge Trimmer

Best Hedge TrimmerA job that many of us need to do throughout the year in our garden is to trim our bushes and big shrubs. To do this we could use a pair of garden shears, this is fine in a very small garden or if you don’t have a hedge or many shrubs. But for most of us Shears just wont cut it (see what i did there)!

So what do we do we buy a pair of hedge trimmers There are so many on the market which one should we choose? Well plain and simple that’s going to depend on you, your garden size and want you need trimming!

But how do you know what the best hedge trimmer is? If you have never bought one before your not going to know what you need and what to look at for.

How much do i need to spend?

Corded Hedge Trimmer $25 – $150

Your cheapest option is to buy a corded hedge trimmer. For the average garden these will do a job. The downside to a corded hedge trimmer is obviously the cord, sometimes it can get in the way, also which it reach the end of your garden.

Cordless Hedge Trimmer (Battery) $35 – $350

The advantages of a cordless hedge trimmer is it has no cord obviously. The downside is if you need to make sure you buy one with a decent battery. A battery that’s last enough time for you hedge trimming needs and also has sufficient power to do your cutting. If you have a large garden you may want to consider buying a spare battery to make sure you can do the job in one go.

Cordless hedge trimmers are slightly more expensive than corded but you don’t need to worry about the cord getting in the way.

Check out our best cordless hedge trimmer guide.

Gasoline Hedge Trimmer $150 – $500

Gasoline hedge trimmers are by far the most expensive of your options, but they are very powerful. Most Gasoline hedge trimmers will cut through the thickest of shrubs with ease.

The downside to these are they are expensive to buy and expensive to run, especially as gasoline prices keeps on rising! they are also very noisy and can be uncomfortable to use with some hefty vibrations.

The Best Hedge Trimmers

Makita XRHU02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer (Bare Tool Only)Makita XRHU02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer (Bare Tool Only)

The XRHU02Z has quite a compact battery but is long lasting and has some decent power.

The blades are extremely sharp  and can cut through bushes with ease.

 

EGO Power+ 24-inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Hedge TrimmerEGO Power+ 24-inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer

A very powerful hedge trimmer with a long lasting battery.

This trimmer cuts through bushes and shrubs with complete ease. Its also quite quiet, well compared to the average hedge trimmer. I didn’t have to wear my ear muffs.

 

DEWALT DCHT820P1 20 V Max Hedge Trimmer with 5AH PackDEWALT DCHT820P1 20 V Max Hedge Trimmer with 5AH Pack

DeWalt is quite  a well known name in the power tool industry. This particular power tool is quite a beast.

It can cut through some tough bushes, i managed to cut through a bush 3 inches thick.

The blade is very sharp and the battery is long lasting too.

 

GARCARE 6.5-Amp Corded Pole Chain Saw Hedge Trimmer with 8-Inch Automatic Chain Lubrication System and Adjustable HeadGARCARE 6.5-Amp Corded Pole Chain Saw Hedge Trimmer with 8-Inch Automatic Chain Lubrication System and Adjustable Head

A decent long reach hedge trimmer, not as powerful as some of the rest. Unlike the above hedge trimmers this can reach some high hedges without the need of a step ladder.

One downside is that it is quite heavy and can be quite exhausting to use for long periods.

Tanaka TCH22EAP2 21cc 2-Cycle Gas Hedge Trimmer with 20-Inch Double-Sided Blades

Tanaka TCH22EAP2 21cc 2-Cycle Gas Hedge Trimmer with 20-Inch Double-Sided Blades

For a gas hedge trimmer this is actually quite cheap. Very powerful like most gas hedge trimmers.

Felt a bit heavy and also seemed to eat fuel quite quickly.

Conclusion & Final Recommendation

As you can tell from the hedge trimmers i’ve shown you above that none of them are corded. I personally hate cords, if i can find a power tool powerful enough to do the job i need cordless i will buy that. If you are happy to buy a corded hedge trimmer check out my reviews of corded trimmers here.

Like i mentioned before choosing the right trimmer is completely down to what you need it for. If you have some hard to reach bushes and hedges then i would opt for the GARCARE.

My pick of the bunch though is the DEWALT its my favourite trimmer i tried and its what i use in my garden. Its not heavy like some hedge trimmers and its sharp blades cuts with ease.