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DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer

DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer

DeWalt recently announced an expansion of its 40V Max battery-powered outdoor equipment with the new DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer at the 2016 GIE+EXPO.


The DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer is designed to cut through overgrowth including medium and tall hedges as well as large bushes. The 22-inch dual-reciprocating, laser cut blades offer a cut capacity of up to 1-inch thick branches. It features a brushless motor, removeable gear case cover, telescoping shaft, and an articulating head for cutting in 8 different positions, adjusted by 15-degree increments.

The trimmer will retail bare at $399 (DCHT895B), kitted with one 4.0Ah battery at $449 (DCHT895M1), and kitted with one 7.5Ah battery at $549 (DCHT895X1).

DeWalt outdoor power equipment comes standard with a commercial three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. The 40V Max 6Ah and 7.5Ah batteries come with an extended 2-year free service contract.

DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer Key Features

  • Brushless motor
  • Removeable gear case cover
  • Telescoping shaft
  • 8-position articulating head

DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer Specifications

  • Model: DeWalt DCHT895B/M1/X1
  • Power Source: DeWalt 40V Max battery pack
  • Cutting Capacity: 1 inch
  • Knife Length: 22″
  • Telescoping Range: 40″ – 70″ (trigger to first tooth)
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $399 (bare), $449 (4.0 amp hour kit), $549 (7.5 amp hour kit)

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Our Take

There are several points of interest worth discussing on the new DeWalt 40V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer – the first being run time. DeWalt tells us that you can expect nearly 90 minutes of full speed cutting with their 4.0 amp hour battery pack and more than 3 hours with the 7.5 amp hour pack. That’s impressive. Keeping the batteries topped off with the new 6-Pack Charging Station should give you all the run time you need.

The telescoping handle ranges from 45 inches to 70 inches (trigger to first tooth) to give you plenty of height adjustment while the shoulder strap clips in to keep the tool stable. That’s helpful with a the weight shifting forward thanks to the head-oriented brushless motor.


The full 1-inch cutting capacity is nice to see and adjustable head angle is a must when it comes to proper shaping of plants that are out of reach with DeWalt’s 40V Max Hedge Trimmer. We’ll have to wait until early next year before we can come to any conclusions on performance and ergonomics, but this is a smart addition for DeWalt as they’re looking to capture the attention of commercial lawn crews.

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Frank Steiner

Does it have a head angle setting suitable for ground level cutting. I need it to cut back tall grasses next to trails and find most pole trimmers do not have an ergonomic angle for long bouts of ground work. String trimmers are useless for this kind of work.

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