Choosing the Best Electric Hedge Trimmer
When deciding which hedge trimmer to go for it can be a difficult decision. Here are the questions that we think you should be asking yourself before you decide whether to buy an electric hedge trimmer or not.
#1 – Distances
Electric hedge cutters require a socket to be relatively close by. Most come with around 10 metres of cable so if you need to go further than that you will also need an extension lead. Trailing a long cable around the garden can be quite annoying and also dangerous in cases where you get it caught up in the blades.
#2 – Noise
With an electric hedge trimmer the noise will be far lower when compared to a petrol machine. This is ideal if you are in a built up area and don’t want to annoy the neighbours every time you want to cut the hedge.
#3 – Size of Branches
Most electric models have between a 12mm and 20mm tooth opening size. This means that any branch larger than that size will not get cut properly. The smaller sized opening is suitable for smaller hedgerows but will struggle with thick, large branches. Makes ure to check out the tooth opening size before buying.
Note: We have reviewed electric normal sized trimmers and long reach cutters below. We currently don’t have any cordless ones because we have not found any which meet our high standards, especially due to lasting battery life.
Our selection of electric hedge trimmers…
A powerful and effective product that will breeze through your hedgerows with no effort and in no time at all, especially suitable for those larger hedges and branches.
Advantages: Large tooth opening for large branches, long 70cm blade and sawing ability for branches up to 38mm
Disadvantages: Slightly heavier than other models, but to be expected due to larger size
A new and improved electric hedge trimmer to replace to HT04. Great build quality, useability and versatility for this price.
Advantages: Adjustable head, interchangeable head, lightweight, easy to use
Disadvantages: May not tackle very heavy bushes
Long Reach Cordless Hedge Trimmer
A lightweight, easy to use product that enables you to reach further than with most trimmers and trim both hedges and small branches.
Advantages: Long reach, two heads for branch and hedge cutting, cordless
Disadvantages: Only lasts a max. of 45 mins, requires charging