DeWalt 20V Brushless Pole Hedge Trimmer Landscaping Tool Reviews

DeWalt Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer | 20V Tool Cuts 1-inch Branches

Cut Through a Variety of Landscape Overgrowth

For those of you using DeWalt 20V tools for landscaping, they’ve now added an articulating pole hedge trimmer. The 20V DeWalt cordless pole hedge trimmer has the power and spacing to cut through 1-inch branches. This design differs significantly from the discontinued DeWalt 40V articulating hedge trimmer with slightly less speed and a bit more reach.


  • Model: DeWalt DCPH820
  • High output motor; up to 2800 SPM
  • 22″ hardened steel laser-cut blades
  • Cuts branches up to 1″ thick
  • 7-position 180° articulating head
  • 7′ length including battery
  • Weighs 7.9 lbs without battery
  • 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract, 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Price: $199 (kit) $149 (bare tool)


Key Features

The new DeWalt 20V Max pole hedge trimmer features a brushed motor that can produce up to 2,800 strokes per minute. It uses 22″ hardened steel laser-cut blades with a 1″ cutting gap. This should let you tackle thicker overgrowth at height.

DeWalt 20V Brushless Pole Hedge Trimmer

The new hedge trimmer features a 7-position, 180° articulating head. This helps you find the perfect cutting angles for hedges of nearly any shape, height, or size.

DeWalt Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer 20V

DeWalt tells us that the new pole hedge trimmer measures 7-feet in length. That should give you a max reach of up to 12 feet. Ergonomics look excellent, with a bare tool weight that’s just under 8 pounds. Add a 5Ah battery and you can expect to add around another pound.

DeWalt DCPH820 Pole Hedge Trimmer handle

The DeWalt cordless pole hedge trimmer joins the company’s existing 22-inch hedge trimmer. Both can be purchased as a kit or bare tool. The kitted version includes the cordless pole hedge trimmer, blade sheath, shoulder strap, 4.0 Ah battery, and charger. It retails for $199. If you already have batteries and a charger, you can pick up this saw for just $149.


Who Would Use This Pole Hedge Trimmer?

First and foremost, the DeWalt DCPH820 20V cordless articulating hedge trimmer—at $149—almost can’t be passed up for anyone already on the DeWalt 20V platform. If you have high hedges or even low ground cover, this pole hedge trimmer saves your back while doing otherwise strenuous yard work.

We like the design of the mandatory safety trigger. It looks easy to activate and carries the same contoured DeWalt grip we’ve come to love. The articulating action engages easily with a single switch located right at the hinge point.

Finally, this tool should prove to have excellent balance. With the battery at the base and the small 20V brushless motor at the fulcrum, ergonomics look excellent. Slap a DeWalt 8 Ah 20V battery on this tool, and you’ll get a ridiculous amount of runtime. This makes for an easy decision for anyone who could benefit from a pole hedge trimmer.

DeWalt 20V Max Pole Hedge Trimmer Specs

  • Model: DeWalt DCPH820
  • System: 20V Max
  • Speed: 2800 SPM
  • Blade: 22 in. hardened steel laser cut dual action
  • Max Cutting Capacity: 1 in.
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs
  • Length: 7 ft.
  • Warranty: 3-year limited, 1-year free service contract, 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Price: $199 (kitted with 4.0 Ah battery and charger); $149 (bare tool)

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Big Richard

Just one edit for you, it does NOT feature a brushless motor. Somewhat disappointing, but given its price and feature set, it is still a solid buy.