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This would have to be one of my favorite reviews to undertake. I absolutely love trimming hedges. I have been in the gardening business for many year now and have obtained a reputation locally for being a Hedging Nazi. I like my hedges to be perfect.
To be able to keep a hedge in top condition I obviously have to possess the best tools, and hedgers are just part of the arsenal I utilize.
However, this review is only about hedger’s, so I’ll stick to talking about them.
I have owned all sorts of hedges in my lifetime, including gas, electric and now cordless, and for me cordless are by far the best.
Well, for one thing they are nowhere near as heavy as the gas types. As I grew older I started to realize that my favorite job was getting harder and harder to complete. My shoulders were giving me trouble and I had developed osteoarthritis.
I made the decision to change to the electric hedgers, which were a lot lighter. Unfortunately though I cut through the cords to these machines three times, and was very fortunate to not end up in hospital.
A few more years went by and different firms started to perfect the cordless varieties. These were great for every bit of about five minutes, and then the battery would go flat. I made the decision then to return to using the gas model.
But the work became impossible for me to do and just when I thought I’d have to give up doing what I loved the Li ion Battery was invented.
I now have several brands that I use on the hedges I look after. One is a ryobi and the other is a DeWalt Model. You will find reviews on both below.
Thanks to these great machines I am still able to shape hedges into masterpieces.
This leads me to my article on the 3 Best Cordless Hedge Trimmers review for 2019.
1). DeWalt DCHT82019==>Would you like to know more about this image? click here, or on the picture.<==
What A fantastic Machine this is. Personally I can’t fault it at all. The machine just seems to never stop working. The 5Ah battery that I bought with it managed to keep going for over an hour. Okay, so that’s not for ever, but it’s certainly long enough for the jobs that I do.
I now own three of these batteries, and I constantly keep them charged so that I have no trouble finishing any hedging job.
Just the fact that it’s cordless is fantastic, no more worries about being zapped, and the very sharp blades make easy work of any hedge. Although I wouldn’t recommend that you do this, I have cut through soft wood branches up to three quarters of an inch thick.
So What Do I think of this Unit? As if you didn’t already know!!
1). Not to Heavy.
2). Sharp Blades.
3). Long Battery Life.
4). Cuts through most hedges with a breeze.
5). This cordless hedger is so typically DeWalt…Well built and stylish.
1). Some people believe this tool is a bit on the heavy side.
There’s really nothing else bad I can say about this hedger. I have been using hedgers for some 50 odd year now, and this is the best one I have owned. It’s reliable and a real work horse. I do a lot of hedging for other people and this is the main tool I use. It just keeps on giving.
Here are some manufacturers details on this unit.
- Powerful 20V Lithium Ion rechargeable battery delivers power and run-time for most trimming jobs
- This product is Manufactured in China
- This product meets customer Requirement
For a cordless hedger of its quality, I don’t understand why DeWalt aren’t shouting the benefits from the roof top.
I simply had to give this Tool a 10 out of 10.
Rating any tool this high is very unusual for me, and I know that some people might have had some issues with it. But in this case I have based my review totally on my own experience with the product.
2). BLACK+DECKER 60V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 24-Inch (LHT360CFF)
I don’t know a lot about this particular hedger, but I was told by a friend to add it. He stated he worked all day with it without the battery going flat.
For this particular model I have based my review on what my friend and others have stated about the tool.
1). Lots of Power. Battery lasts a very long time. Some people report several hours of use.
2). Cuts through thick branches easily.
3). Light and well-balanced.
4). Strongly Built.
5). Comes with a branch saw feature.
1). Some people hated the saw at the end of the blades and
thought was as more of a hindrance then an asset.
2). Others found the description that stated it would cut through 1.5 inch branches misleading. 3). The battery can have issues after one year.
Overall it sounds like a pretty good unit, that is light and easy to use, with a long-lasting battery. However, because some people have had issues with it I have had to keep my rating down.
I have decided to give this hedger a 7 out of 10.
3).Ryobi 22 in. 18-Volt Cordless Hedge Trimmer
I have included this smaller, lightweight unit for a good reason. This is the second model I use with my gardening business. I absolutely love it. It’s not an extremely powerful machine, but I was aware of that when I purchased it.
My tool is primarily used for topiary and fine hedge cutting. You wouldn’t want to cut any thick branches with this as it will jam. I purchased it because it’s so easy to use and it just keeps giving.
The hedger I own has been doing light work for me for over a year now, it’s still sharp and still goes well.
So here is my personal verdict on this cordless hedger.
1). Light weight.
2). Battery lasts for roughly an hour of solid work.
3). Easy to use and sure beats dealing with those electric cords.
4). Great for cutting Topiary style hedging as it’s easy to maneuver .
5). Strong machine and the blades remain sharp.
1). Some people were disappointed that the battery and charger weren’t included. Always read any attached advertising.
carefully. Always make sure that you understand what comes with the product.
2). The battery doesn’t last as long as with larger hedgers.
As I have stated, I love my unit and it has performed admirably for me. I couldn’t have asked more from a lightweight tool such as this, but it wasn’t designed to cut down trees.
I have rated this hedger at 8 out of 10. Only because of the opinions of some others.
That’s it for this Review:
I hope you enjoyed my hedger review. If you have any comments you would like to add on any of the models that I have mentioned, or you might like me to review another brand for you, please leave a message below.
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Here are some more Hedgers for you to look at. These haven’t been reviewed, but a worth are look.