Easily Keep Your Hedges In Shape With The Green Machine 25-Inch Hedge Trimmer
We’ve run the gamut with the latest Green Machine tools since its launch and it’s time to move past mowing and string trimming to focus on the hedges. The Green Machine 25-inch cordless hedge trimmer has some familiar features and we put it to work around our shop to see if it has the performance to tackle your landscaping needs.
- Rotating handle
- 1-inch cut capacity
- Fast cutting at 3600 RPM
- Excellent balance
- Heavier than some of the competition
Green Machine Hedge Trimmer Performance
The Green Machine hedge trimmer utilizes a 2-speed drive—Econ for extended battery life and Sport mode for more demanding applications. The speed switch is located on top of the main handle, easily within your thumb’s reach.
On the top end, you get a solid 3600 RPM. Paired with the trimmer’s brushless motor and 25-inch dual-action blades it’s capable of cutting branches up to 1 inch thick.
Hedge trimmers are one of the most efficient tools in your lawn care lineup. With a 2.5Ah battery, you can expect to run up to 2 hours continuously. You can get more than 3 hours with a 4.0Ah battery, but the additional weight can be an issue.
Green Machine Hedge Trimmer Design Notes
Grip and Trigger
From the get-go, you can quickly tell that this hedge trimmer is set up for some serious trigger time. The 3-finger trigger is very comfortable and helps reduce hand fatigue compared to 1- and 2-finger triggers.
The front grip has an integrated presence bar for increased safety while trimming. They also include a trigger lock on the left side of the main grip which is easy to access during right or left-handed operation.
Green Machine did a great job with the overall design of this trimmer. The spacing between the two handles is spot on. The controls are extremely simple and easily accessible making it perfect for beginners as well as seasoned landscapers. You’ll spend more time focused on shaping your hedges well instead of where the controls are or how the trimmer works.
Rotating handles aren’t a requirement for hedge trimmers, however, they do help and we love ’em. When you’re trimming vertically along the sides of hedges, it lets you get a more natural grip on the handle instead of having to twist your arms and back to compensate.
To rotate the handle, pull back on the ring located just below the trigger at the bottom of the handle. You can then twist the handle left or right. It locks into any of five different positions with 180° of overall rotation.
Weight and Balance
While the ergonomics earn this hedge trimmer some high marks from us, it’s on the beefy side. As a bare tool, it weighs 8.8 pounds and when you add a 2.5Ah battery that number jumps to 11.8 pounds.
If you’re trimming at waist level this probably won’t be a big deal but you’ll really start to feel it when working above shoulder height.
In spite of the weight, the balance of this trimmer is impeccable. With a 2.5Ah battery in place, the bar and tool body feel well balanced which makes trimming a little easier.
- Compatible with all Green Machine 62V batteries
Green Machine Hedge Trimmer Price
Green Machine’s 25-inch hedge trimmer kit is exclusively available online at The Home Depot for $157 as a kit. The kit includes a 2.5Ah battery, single-port charger, 5-year limited tool warranty, and a 3-year limited battery warranty.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the Green Machine 62V hedge trimmer is a no-nonsense tool with plenty of power to take on your landscaping tasks. While it is a little heavier than some others on the market, the comfortable ergonomics and solid cut capacity shine through. These things alone make it an easy choice and the price tag simply sweetens the deal.
Green Machine Hedge Trimmer Specifications
- Model: Green Machine GMHT6200
- Power Source: Green Machine 62V battery
- Stroke Rate: 3600 SPM
- Cut Capacity: 1 in.
- Max Runtime: 120 minutes
- Bar Length: 25 in.
- Overall Length: 46.5 in.
- Weight: 8.8 lbs. (bare), 11.8 lbs. (with 2.5Ah battery)
- 5-position rotating handle
- Warranty: 5-year (tool), 3-year (battery and charger)
- Price: $157 (kit)
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