GTech have launched a new, improved(?) cordless hedge trimmer.
It’s called the GTech Cordless Hedge Trimmer HT 3.0
This review dives into the details of how good it is and if it’s right for you.
What I’ll Cover…
- Hedge trimmer highlights
- Key features
- What users are saying
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Is it right for you
- Where to purchase for the best price
OK, let’s get started…
Before this 3.0 version, GTech had an incredibly popular model called the HT20.
This new, upgraded version is similar in design and functionality but with some major improvements.
We’ll look at those as we go through the post.
Here are the highlights…
- Upgraded, stronger blade (31.5 cm)
- Cuts through stems 15 mm thick
- Lightweight, at just 2.47 kg
- 10 ft reach, head rotates 135 degrees
- Comes with a safety harness
- Battery interchangeable with GT 3.0 Grass Trimmer
- 60 min use from 4 hour charge
- Noise level: 86 db*
*Noise level is the same as a dishwasher.
Additional points to note…
There is an optional branch cutter available to purchase separately, which cuts through branches up to 60 mm thick.
The cost is £24.99, which seems very reasonable.
The battery can be charged on or off the unit, which makes it less likely you’ll lose the battery when you take it off to charge.
You can cut with both sides of the blade, which means you can use an up and down motion to cut hedges and finish the job faster.
There are 3 core new features to this GTech Hedge Trimmer HT 3.0:
- More durable blade
- Longer run time (60 mins vs 40mins)
- The battery is interchangeable with the GTech Grass Trimmer GT 3.0
Let’s look at each of these key features in more detail and see what all the fuss is about.
More Durable Blade
All too often products aren’t made to last nowadays, so it’s refreshing to see a company invest in better quality parts.
A stronger, upgraded blade will mean fewer issues with bending when hitting larger than expected stems and branches.
Only extended use of the product will tell if they have delivered on this, but it looks and feels much better compared to the previous version.
Longer Run Time
Imagine running out of battery mid way through trimming your hedge. Very annoying.
The previous version, and many other hedge trimmers in this price range, only last up to 45 mins.
This new model now lasts 60 mins from a 4 hour charge. That’s 33% longer. A massive help to most and an impressive run time figure from such a lightweight hedge trimmer.
Interchangeable Battery Pack
In order to make it easier (and cheaper) for you to use more of their garden tools range, GTech have been smart and adapted the battery so it works with their grass trimmer.
In theory, if you only have a small garden, you could use just 1 battery between the two products.
What are People Saying…?
The GTech HT 3.0 hedge trimmer is brand new, so there are not many users who’ve thoroughly tested it yet.
However, it’s very similar to the HT20 which was incredibly well received and was on sale for over 3 years.
The new model is upgraded, improving those areas which needed it while leaving the robust and liked parts of the machine untouched.
What’s the Downside…?
The new model has a slightly higher price tag. The HT20 was £124.99. This model is £199.99, which seems pretty punchy.
- Longer run time (60 mins)
- Interchangeable battery
- Stronger, more durable blade
- Still lightweight (2.47 kg)
- Higher price vs previous model
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you’re an occasional gardener, with a small to medium sized garden, this hedge trimmer is a very compact, lightweight and versatile option.
It’s perfect for those who don’t want a heavy, hard to handle petrol machine. And being completely cord free means it’s super easy to move around.
It’s one of the lightest machines out there, so good for the elderly and less strong folk too.
Note: It’s not suitable for very thick, dense hedges which are not maintained at all. It’s designed for normal hedges which are maintained semi-regularly.
Top Tip: Go and measure the thickness of the stems in the hedges you want to trim. They need to be less than 15mm in thickness.
The bottom line…
This GTech hedge trimmer 3.0 is a fantastic, lightweight, space saving, super portable tool for medium sized gardens.
Where to purchase for the best price
I would recommend purchasing direct from GTech because they offer a 30-day refund promise and their customer service is excellent.
In addition, you automatically get a 2 year warranty when purchasing from them.
Note: Keep the box in case you need to return the item. There is also a £10 charge to cover postage for returns.
Intrigued by this cordless hedge trimmer…?
GTech are a UK based company who have produced a range of 100% cordless home and garden tools over the years.
They are a rival to Dyson and have become a household name in recent years.
They have a full range of vacuum cleaners and garden tools, including:
- Cordless Mower 2.0 – Their latest cordless electric lawn mower
- Grass Trimmer GT 3.0 – The latest cordless grass trimmer
- Power Floor K9 – A portable cordless vacuum cleaner
Be sure to check out the reviews of each of these items that are on this site.
GTech Hedge Trimmer Spares
Finding parts, such as a spare battery is not the easiest because GTech haven’t updated their site to handle the new model numbers.
However, you can purchase items by going to this page. From there, have a look through the list of items available.