Best Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer
Who makes the best battery-powered hedge trimmer these days? There’s a lot of thought that goes into answering a question like that, and it boils down to a whole lot more than the specs and features from a manufacturer’s website.
Interestingly, a cordless hedge trimmer has been one of the easiest tools to move from gas to battery. There’s been enough power there since pretty close to the beginning. Most models are settling into a 3/4″ capacity, though there are some dabbling in the 1″ realm.
Essentially, a hedge trimmer is a cousin to a reciprocating saw, but on a Lance Armstrong supplement plan. The blades reach out mostly in the 20″ – 24″ range with a few exceptions and they’re quite a bit bulkier. Even with power to spare (most of the time), there’s also room for plenty of runtime.
Editors note: This article originally published on March 14, 2018.
However, what will make or break a hedge trimmer is going to boil down to the ergonomics. These tools can produce a lot of vibration and weight can be a killer. It’s one thing if every hedge around your house is at waist level. The reality is that we often have to cut at shoulder length or higher and the weight can be a killer after just a few minutes.
Tim Johnson over at Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews just wrapped up a comprehensive look at 13 popular models targeting homeowners up to commercial Pros. You’ll want to check out the results. But first, take a look at the start list and take a stab at how you think things will shake out – you might be surprised!
Best Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer Start List
- DeWalt DCHT860X1 – 40V
- Echo CHT-58V – 58V
- EGO HT2400 – 56V
- Greenworks HT-240-T 40V
- Greenworks GH 260 – 82V
- Husqvarna 536LiHD60X – 36V
- Makita XHU04PT – 36V (18V X2)
- Milwaukee 2726 – 18V
- Oregon HT250 – 40V
- Ryobi RY40610A – 40V
- Snapper SXDHT82 – 82V
- Stihl HSA 66 – 36V
- Worx WG291 – 56V