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Milwaukee M12 Fuel 8-Inch Compact Hedge Trimmer 2533-21

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Compact Hedge Trimmer 2533-21

Milwaukee Releases M12 Fuel Compact Hedge Trimmer for Detail Applications

Many standard hedge trimmers are too large to do much detail work. Instead of sacrificing size for cutting speed, what if there were a way to incorporate both into a compact design? This is what the Milwaukee M12 Fuel 8-inch Compact Hedge Trimmer is aiming for.

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 8-Inch Compact Hedge Trimmer | The Big Deal

Milwaukee M12 Fuel 8-Inch Compact Hedge Trimmer

Milwaukee created the 8-inch compact hedge trimmer with the landscape professional in mind, and that’s an important distinction from homeowner-grade models. Note that it doesn’t switch between a hedge trimmer head and grass clipper head the way many compact models do.

Speed is the name of the game with a stroke rate of 2700 SPM. The tool’s brushless motor is capable of cutting branches up to 1/2-inch thick.

Its compact design allows for better control compared to standard-size hedge trimmers. When your crew has detail work on smaller and potted plants, you get more precise results than using a standard-size hedge trimmer.

It joins the M12 Fuel Hatchet as the only landscaping tools on the M12 platform at the moment. As Milwaukee builds out that line, look for more battery-powered versions of landscaping hand tools to emerge.

Additional Features

  • Tip guard
  • Lightweight design (3.6 pounds with battery) is great for one-hand use
  • Integrated battery gauge

Milwaukee 2533-21 Price

The Milwaukee 2533-21 retails for $249 as a kit with a 4.0Ah battery and charger starting in May 2022. There’s no bare tool option at the time we’re writing. The hedge trimmer carries a 3-year warranty.


  • Model: Milwaukee 2533
  • 8-inch Blade Length
  • Ability to cut branches up to 1/2-inch thick
  • 2,700 Strokes per Minute
  • Weight (with Battery): 3.6 lbs
  • Cut Capacity: Up to 1/2-inch
  • 3-year warranty

Check out Milwaukee’s entire OPE lineup here.

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chris sigismonti

cant wait for this, as makita and ryobis versions are sorely lacking in power

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