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Hedge Trimmer Buying Guide

For maintaining formal hedges or creating uniform pruning lines, a powered hedge trimmer is the tool for the task. There are several options to consider before you buy.

Electric hedge trimmer.

Powering Your Hedge Trimmer

Hedge trimmers are powered by either electricity or gasoline. Base your purchasing decision on how much portability, cutting capacity and power you need.

Electric models are lighter, quieter and vibrate less than gas units. An electric motor drives the blades, so there's no need to mix fuel or refill. Smaller yards are especially good candidates for electric trimmers. There are two types:

Cordless / rechargeable / battery-operated hedge trimmers offer mobility and light weight. But today’s more powerful batteries (up to 80 volts) are not lightweight in cutting ability.  Shop for cordless hedge trimmers.

GTK here……

Corded models provide constant power as long as you have access to an electrical outlet. The attached cord limits mobility so this may not be the best choice for a lawn with lots of trees. Look for a cord retention system to prevent the cord from being accidentally unplugged during use.  Shop for corded electric hedge trimmers.

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Gas models use a two-cycle engine, requiring the user to mix oil and gasoline. Mobility and work output are increased with gas trimmers, however, they're louder and heavier than electric models.  Shop for gas-powered hedge trimmers.

Good to Know

You may see “Bare Tool Only” in the product description of many cordless tools such as trimmers, blowers, drills and saws. This simply means the item does not come with a battery. You’ll need to buy a battery and charger if you don’t already have one.

Good to Know

Electric outdoor power tools noted as “corded” almost always require an outdoor extension cord to operate.  The cord is not part of the tool itself.   Make sure you choose and use the cord properly.

Finding the Right Cut for Your Pruning Needs

Dual blades cut in either direction from either side of the plant. Blade sizes range from as small as 5 inches for an electric detail trimmer to 26-inch blades for heavy-duty cutting. Most blades cut branches up to 3/4 inches, but larger capacity trimmers are available. A hand guard is provided for safety.

Weight and balance are very important since you'll be holding the machine at chest height or higher. At times, you'll also be using the tool with your arms extended. Some models offer telescoping poles to extend your reach.

Cordless Tool "Families"

Maximize your outdoor toolbox with cordless tools that use the same battery and charger.  This outdoor power “family” includes chainsaw, mower, leaf blower and trimmer/edger.

Shop for Kobalt 40-volt cordless outdoor power equipment.

Shop for Kobalt 80-volt cordless outdoor power equipment.