4 things to consider when buying a hedge trimmer in 2023
When choosing a hedge trimmer, consider what job you will use it for. For example, will you be trimming high, low, or long hedges? Is shaping the hedge the main purpose? Read more below on what to think about when buying a hedge trimmer.
There are three major types of hedge trimmers: double-sided, single-sided and pole hedge trimmers. Select the type that fits your gardening needs the best.
Double-sided hedge trimmers for shaping
The double-sided hedge trimmer is the best option if you are shaping hedges and you can use it for trimming hedges up to chest height. A double-sided hedge trimmer can also be equipped with an adjustable rear handle for increased flexibility and for better ergonomics when trimming the sides of hedges.
Single-sided hedge trimmers for larger areas
Single-sided hedge trimmers are designed mainly for straight sections of your hedge. With teeth on one side of the cutting bar, the blade can be longer without the machine becoming too heavy. A longer blade lets you clip larger areas in a single sweep.
What are the best battery powered hedge trimmers?
Modern battery hedge trimmers are strong, remarkably silent with low vibrations and easy to maintain. If you work long hours, extra batteries or a backpack battery are an excellent choice to perform your tasks more efficiently and comfortably. Check our battery runtime chart for battery/ product combination runtimes.
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Pole hedge trimmers give you reach
Pole hedge trimmers are used for cutting high and low hedges and ground cover too. With a pole hedge trimmer you can cut high hedges without a ladder. Because you can angle the cutting bar you can work more quickly and it’s easier to reach when cutting low or high hedges. The engine acts as a counterweight to the cutting bar, so the machine remains well balanced while you work.
Battery hedge trimmers
Modern battery hedge trimmers are strong, remarkably silent, and nearly vibration-free. All Husqvarna products use the same type of charger and charging a 4.3 Ah battery takes about 30-50 minutes. Some extra batteries, or a backpack battery allow you to work a full day. Battery products are perfect when you are working in public or noise-sensitive areas, such as near hospitals, malls, care homes, city parks or schools.