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The 15 Best Cordless Hedge Trimmers


Whether you want to trim back your hedge or to prune the foliage and topiary in your yard, you’ll need the right tool for the job.

Hedge trimmers come in many different guises, and you can find corded electric tools. The problem with these, though, is that you’ll need to be tethered to a power outlet which dramatically limits your maneuverability.

With the best cordless hedge trimmers, you’ll enjoy the freedom to trim back unruly trees, hedges, and shrubs at your leisure and without the hazard of a cord in the equation.

If you’re new to this area of gardening, consider the following pointers to help you choose the right cordless trimmer for your needs:

  • Power source: Most of the cordless hedge trimmers we review today are battery-powered hedge trimmers. While you get limited run time, these trimmers are quiet, reasonably powerful, and super-convenient. You’ll also benefit from no running costs as the batteries are rechargeable. Gas-powered cordless trimmers offer much more cutting power, but this comes at the expense of noise, fumes, hassle, and ongoing running costs, not to mention much more maintenance. For these reasons, most of the models we review today are battery-powered
  • Blade length: The blade length is expressed in inches and we list this in the features tab of all the cordless trimmers we review so you can compare them at a glance. The larger models on our shortlist have 22-inch and 24-inch blades, with the largest boasting a 26-inch blade. At the lower end, you’ll find much smaller trimmers with 6-inch or 8-inch blades perfect for smaller finishing jobs. Shorter blades are easier to use, and they’ll also deliver more precise cutting results. This, of course, comes at the cost of a more limited reach
  • Blade type: Blades on hedge trimmers are distinguished by either a single cutting action or a double cutting action. If you’re looking to prune large areas in as little time as possible, the double-sided blades will help you achieve this. If you’re more interested in cutting with complete precision, a single action blade will suffice
  • Teeth on blade: If you primarily plan to trim hedges with your new hedge trimmer, look for one with teeth closely spaced on the blade. These blades will deliver smooth and even cuts. If you intend to cut more branches when you’re working, blades with teeth spaced more widely apart will be more suited to this task
  • Battery voltage: If you opt for a battery-powered trimmer, look for the voltage of the battery. The lower the value, the less efficient your hedge trimmer will be. Voltage also influences charging time
  • Cutting capacity: The maximum cutting capacity of most hedge trimmers is 1 inch, but most max out at somewhere between ½-inch and ¾-inch branches. All that counts here is buying in line with your needs and the type of pruning projects you have in mind
  • Weight: We break down the weight of all the hedge trimmers we review to help you compare them quickly. Only you know how much weight you can comfortably handle and for how long. Think about this and also about the type of trimming and pruning work you’ll be doing. This will help you choose a trimmer that’s not too heavy and bulky to handle

Right, if you keep these pointers in mind, you should have no snags finding the most appropriate cordless hedge trimmer for your needs.

To make your life easier, here are detailed reviews of the 15 best cordless hedge trimmers at your disposal.

I. The 15 Best Cordless Hedge Trimmers

1. Our #1 Pick: BLACK + DECKER Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 24 inches
  • Weight: 6.9 pounds
  • Dimensions: 39.2 x 7.3 x 7.5 inches

First in line is our overall favorite in today’s collection of the best cordless hedge trimmers. This brand has a deep line of power tools, and they all feature precision engineering along with impressive build.

To lead off with the only real flaw with this hedge trimmer, several consumers have griped about disappointing lifespan. You should do your due diligence here, and you should also think closely about your intended usage. If you only plan to use the trimmer once every couple of months, you shouldn’t run into any problems. Heavy users should explore some of the more rugged trimmers we review.

Many hedge trimmers are distressingly heavy and not easy for everyone to wield. Weighing less than 7 pounds, you’ll get a trimmer that’s easy to handle here, even if you have issues lifting heavier objects.

This is the complete kit which comes bundled with both battery and charger. As part of a sprawling ecosystem of tools sharing the same battery, you can also pick this trimmer up as a bare tool. There are several other configurations available.

Dual-action blades are 24 inches long and boast a cutting capacity of ¾ inch, allowing you to confidently carve your way through thicker branches and denser foliage.

A comfy ergonomic handle is extra-long, while the full-length trigger makes this trimmer a pleasure to use.

Keep your eye on the battery levels at a glance using the indicator onboard, and get all your trimming done on a single charge, with no trailing cord in your way, and none of the emissions of a gas-powered hedge trimmer.

Aside from those isolated complaints about lifespan, this is one of the best hedge trimmers you’ll find, and it’s quite keenly priced, too.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Dual-action blades
  • Minimal vibration
  • Lightweight and maneuverable
  • Lifespan could be longer

2. DeWALT Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 22 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Dimensions: 38.66 x 9.42 x 7.87 inches

DeWALT is a powerhouse brand with a deep bench of tools. How does this hedge trimmer shape up, then?

Firstly, you’ll make savings with this bare tool. As part of DeWALT’s 20V Max ecosystem, you can use the same battery across a range of tools, picking up bare tools at a saving, as well as needing less storage space. Choose any 20V battery and you’ll be up and running.

The brushless motor under the hood is not only remarkably powerful, but also runs pretty quietly. You get performance that won’t let you down, but with none of the noise or emissions of a gas-powered hedge trimmer.

The blades are laser cut and feature hooked teeth. You can slice through branches to 3.4-inch thick, giving you a powerful ally when you’re looking to cut back branches and foliage. This blade is 22 inches long, so you’ll get plenty of reach for trimming higher hedges back.

If you find yourself running into any obstacles when you’re trimming with the DeWALT, a friction clutch will engage to prevent any nasty accidents with the transmission.

You’ll enjoy the lightweight and maneuverable nature of this trimmer, and it makes a smart choice for seniors or for anyone who struggles lifting heavy objects. It weighs in at less than 9 pounds.

We found some gripes about the closeness of the cut this trimmer imparts, but the vast bulk of testimony for this cordless hedge trimmer is positive.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Powerful motor
  • Cuts through ¾-inch branches
  • Part of 20V Max tool ecosystem
  • Could trim closer

3. Greenworks Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 24 inches
  • Weight: 10.8 pounds
  • Dimensions: 38.6 x 6.8 x 8.3 inches

The first thing that stands out about this hedge trimmer is the vibrant green coloring, meaning you’ll never lose this tool, even if you put it down in long grass.

Part of the Greenworks 40V ecosystem, you can pick up the trimmer as a bare tool if you are already invested into this line of tools. That way, you can save storage space and money by sharing one battery between your tools. This model comes with a battery included, allowing you to kickstart your collection.

Once given a full burst of charge, you can expect up to an hour of run time from this trimmer, more than enough to take care of most yard work in a single session.

This is a reasonably heavyweight trimmer, tipping the scale at over 10 pounds. In return, you get a substantial 24-inch unit ideal for more rugged trimming jobs.

At the business end, the stainless steel blades are capable of delivering 1-inch cuts without being overworked.

The ergonomic and cushioned handle means this trimmer is quite comfy to handle, despite its considerable weight. It also feels nicely balanced, giving you great control for precision work.

The design of the handle allows you to cut foliage at multiple angles for a crisp and clean finish.

While we found a few gripes about lifespan, almost all user feedback for this cordless hedge trimmer is positive, with many users praising the run time in particular.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Battery and tool bundled
  • Easy to spot at a distance
  • Rotating rear handle
  • Lifespan issues flagged

4. Makita Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 20.5 inches
  • Weight: 7.3 pounds
  • Dimensions: 38.1 x 9.4 x 9.9 inches

Makita has a comprehensive range of power tools well worth your investigation when you’re looking to upgrade your garden toolkit.

This hedge trimmer is part of the LXT ecosystem. Just like the Greenworks above, this line of tools permits the sharing of batteries for all-round savings. As such, this is a bare tool only, so make sure you have a compatible lithium ion battery before committing to purchase.

Any decent hedge trimmer needs to be comfortable and maneuverable, areas in which the Makita excels.

The same cannot be said for run time, though. Several disgruntled users report struggling to get more than 20 minutes or so of use before needing to charge the battery. On the plus side, it take just 20 minutes to impart a full charge.

The blade is hardwearing, and it’s also replaceable and easily removable.

The grip of the trimmer is made from rubber. This won’t blister your hands even after extended use, and it’s designed not to slip out of your grasp.

You’ll get very little vibration when you’re using this trimmer, despite the considerable power in reserve. Overall, this is a highly effective cordless hedge trimmer in spite of a disappointing battery life.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Great value bare tool
  • Easily replaceable blade
  • Comfy to use and maneuverable
  • You’ll need a battery

5. Makita Brushless Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 24 inches
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10.16 x 45.08 x 9.65 inches

Makita is a reliable brand synonymous with producing great tools at keen prices. How does this cordless hedge trimmer conform, then?

Firstly, this is certainly not the cheapest cordless hedge trimmer you’ll find. Indeed, if you opt for this configuration which includes a battery, it works out one of the more expensive options you’ll encounter. If you’re shopping in a tighter budget, explore some of the more affordable trimmers above and below. If you’re not tightly constrained by budget, read on.

You get the following speed options with the Makita:

  • 2,000 SPM (low)
  • 3,600 SPM (medium)
  • 4,400 SPM (high)

Flick between these speeds to match the pace to the application. You’ll appreciate that extra speed when you’re dealing with thicker and more challenging foliage.

Using the trimmer couldn’t be easier thanks to the ergonomic and variable speed trigger.

The lengthy 24-inch blade allows you to reach up high, and also to cut your way deep into thicker bushes and shrubs.

This trimmer not only delivers precise cuts, but you’ll achieve this without being menaced by the vibration that blights some less effective cordless hedge trimmers.

You can move the handle into 5 different positions, so you’ll comfortably and confidently take care of all pruning and trimming duties without needing to contort yourself.

Unfortunately, this is one of the weightier trimmers on our shortlist, so with this alongside the stiff price tag, it’s hard to recommend this as an all-rounder, but for anyone who doesn’t mind a bit of a workout trimming the hedge and who has deeper pockets, you’ll get a trimmer that’s built to last.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Multi-position handle
  • 3 speeds
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Pretty heavy

6. EGO Power+ Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 24 inches
  • Weight: 11.9 pounds
  • Dimensions: 42.13 x 8.66 x 7.09 inches

The EGO Power+ line has some efficient and well-built tools that punch above their weight.

Tipping the scale at less than 12 pounds, you should find this cordless hedge trimmer is a snap to handle.

You’ll benefit from a lengthy 24-inch blade, so you’ll happily work your way up to the top of higher hedges, and you can also trim away under bushes and shrubs without stooping and bending all the way.

These blades are reciprocating and made of hardened steel. Designed to stay sharper for longer while withstanding sustained punishment, you should have no complaints about lifespan or performance here.

You get a charger and a 2.5Ah battery bundled. This trimmer is part of a broader ecosystem of tools, so you’ll be free to swap the battery between tools.

A highly efficient electronic brake gives you even more control when you’re cutting back the trees and bushes in your back yard.

You won’t be griping about the power or the performance if you invest in this hedge trimmer, and you’ll also find it runs surprisingly quietly. Kiss goodbye to the tedious racket of using gas-powered tools and usher in the complete convenience of a cordless appliance.

Although almost all user reviews of this hedge trimmer are positive, we found some scattered complaints about the quality of customer care. Setting this aside, you’re getting one of the best cordless hedge trimmers out there, and you won’t need to dig too deep for the privilege.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Brisk brushless motor
  • Hardened steel reciprocating blades
  • Runs quite quietly
  • Customer service issues flagged

7. BLACK + DECKER Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 22 inches
  • Weight: 7.68 pounds
  • Dimensions: 39.98 x 6.97 x 7.48 inches

Next in line is another entry from the BLACK + DECKER stable, this time a 22-inch hedge trimmer that makes a great choice for anyone prizing cordless ease over the power of gas.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this trimmer is a slouch on the performance front, though. The 20V lithium-ion battery delivers more than enough power to handle stubborn branches and foliage. The POWERCUT function baked in lets you deal with any jams by pushing a button. Few of the opposition offer this small but important extra.

Dual-action blades have a cutting capacity of ¾-inch, so you can hack back bigger branches and thicker foliage without too much interference.

Part of the 20V Max system of tools, this gives you the chance to make substantial savings by buying bare tools and using one battery and charger across several tools. This approach also means you’ll need less storage space. This package is the complete kit, bundling both battery and charger, though. Compared to some of the cordless trimmers we review, though, you’ll get this complete kit without needing to dig especially deep.

As well as cutting powerfully, this trimmer achieves this without too much vibration coming up through your hands as you work.

With the exception of a handful of complaints about difficulties inserting the battery on this trimmer, almost all user testimony sings the praises of this lightweight powerhouse. Also, unlike the other BLACK + DECKER we review above, this model doesn’t come with any backlash about longevity either.

Not only is this one of the best hedge trimmers you’ll find, but if you invest in this ecosystem, you’ll enjoy a seamless experience in the garden and the toolshed, and you’ll save money into the bargain. What’s not to love?

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Cut with less vibration
  • Dual-action blades
  • Great brand heritage
  • Awkward to insert battery

8. WORX Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 22 inches
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Dimensions: 34.08 x 7.63 x 8 inches

As we pass the midpoint of our cordless hedge trimmer reviews, we have another model from the impressive WORX line. How does this trimmer stand and fall?

One of the primary selling points with this trimmer is the lightweight form. Weighing just 7 pounds, you’ll find this remarkably easy to handle, even if you have mobility issues.

Although you’re getting one of the lightest cordless hedge trimmers out there, you won’t find yourself wanting on the power front. Now, you won’t get the same oomph as a gas-powered trimmers generates, but then you won’t get all the noise and fumes either.

Part of a wider ecosystem of tools, you can share the same battery and charger among a variety of tools. You’ll also save money and storage space by picking up bare tools instead of extra batteries and chargers that will gather dust in the toolshed while cluttering the place up.

At 22 inches long, you’ll power through branches up to ¾-inch thick, and you’ll have no issues dealing with more stubborn foliage.

One of the only flaws we could find in a sea of positive user reviews concerns the disappointing run time. This is a problem common to many cordless trimmers, so think carefully about the kind of work you’ll be undertaking with this trimmer before committing to purchase. As long as you don’t mind 20 minutes or so of battery life, this is a strong hedge trimmer that’s also easy to use and long-lasting.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • ¾-inch blades
  • Share battery with other tools in ecosystem
  • Battery run time is weak

9. Makita Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 22 inches
  • Weight: 12.8 pounds
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 38.5 x 10 inches

As you’ll see by now, Makita make some great hedge trimmers, and this model comes in at a more affordable price point than its bigger brother above.

This complete kit gives you the battery and charger you need to get this trimmer up and running. The 4Ah 18V LXT battery is capable of delivering 90 minutes of run time. You can expect to charge this iteration of the battery in around 40 minutes, making it one of the briskest performers in this area.

Inside the housing of this trimmer, there are 5 separate cushions, meaning you’ll cut through even the most challenging foliage without suffering from too much by the way of vibration.

This model weighs a fraction under 13 pounds. While it’s not the lightest trimmer on our shortlist, it’s still easy enough to handle for most users.

The blade is double-sided and designed to shear through more demanding foliage without getting bogged down. Measuring 22 inches long, you’ll easily work your way into tight spots with this trimmer, so your hedge and shrubs all look their best.

A blade cover is a nice touch and keeps your trimmer safe from prying children’s fingers.

While no hedge trimmer runs whisper quiet, this model is rated at just 87decibels, so you won’t disturb the neighbors when you’re gardening.

Most user reviews you’ll come across sing the praises of the Makita, but we found a few issues reported with charging of the battery.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Impressive cutting capacity
  • Up to 1 ½ hours of run time
  • Double-sided shear blade
  • A few charging issues reported

10. Craftsman Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 8 inches
  • Weight: 5.19 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.27 x 3.13 x 12.13 inches

Not everyone is looking for a large and powerful hedge trimmer, so consider this Craftsman if you simply want a small and lightweight tool for gentle pruning and trimming duties.

With a quick and easy blade change allowing you to convert this hedge trimmer into a grass shear, you’ll enjoy a compact and space-saving addition to your tool shed that also happens to be highly versatile.

When you’re using this tool as a trimmer, it measures 8 inches long. You should establish that this gives you enough latitude and maneuverability for the jobs you have in mind. While this dinky tool is ideal for many, it’s certainly not good for everyone.

In its grass shear guise, the tool measures 4 inches long, and you’ll be free to clip rogue grass for a perfectly manicured lawn.

Using the same V20 battery you can use across this Craftsman cordless ecosystem, you can buy with complete confidence and the knowledge you’re getting a compact but adaptable addition to your toolkit.

The battery doesn’t return the lengthiest run times, but you’re only likely to be performing small jobs in the garden with this thing. It doesn’t degrade over time too badly, and you’ll get a full burst of charge within just over an hour.

As long as you’re reasonable about your expectations, and as long as you don’t expect to cut your way through deep undergrowth with this thing, you’ll get one of the best small hedge trimmers out there, and it’s also built to last.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Convertible tool
  • Easy blade change
  • Makes cuts to 5/16 inch
  • Not good for larger hedges

11. EGO Power+ Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 24 inches
  • Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 41.4 x 8.9 x 7.5 inches

Another entry from EGO Power+ as we edge to the end of our hedge trimmer reviews. How does this model differentiate itself in a crowded field?

At 24 inches long, you’ll have no problems getting this blade up on top of your hedge or deep into thick bushes and shrubs. The blade is reciprocating, with this action making light work of everything that comes its way.

If you’re expecting to encounter thicker branches or more demanding foliage, you’ll appreciate the hardened steel blade construction. This is designed to stay sharper for longer, and you’ll also find it slices through tougher branches without too much resistance. Maximum cut capacity is ¾-inch, putting this trimmer in line with most of the more powerful trimmers on our shortlist.

Compatible with EGO Power+ Arc Lithium batteries, you can build out a range of tools while using the same battery and charger to save money and storage space.

You benefit from an electronic brake onboard, allowing you to intervene in the event of any jams and to take complete control of the trimmer.

As you would expect from all tools designed for use outdoors year-round, this trimmer will cope with the elements without corroding and letting you down.

Most of the user reviews for this cordless hedge trimmer are pretty positive. The few gripes we encountered concerned customer service rather than the product itself. Setting this aside, you’re getting one of the best cordless hedge trimmers up for grabs, and it comes from a brand you can trust.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Electronic brake
  • Hardened steel dual-action blades
  • Highly weather-resistant
  • Customer service is patchy

12. Kobalt Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 26 inches
  • Weight: 11.08 pounds
  • Dimensions: 40 x 10 x 10 inches

This cordless hedge trimmer is part of the Kobalt 80V series, and you’ll get nothing but the bare tool. You should make sure you have a charger and 80V battery or you’ll need to make separate provision for these. If you’re already invested in this deep ecosystem, you’ll appreciate the advantages of sharing batteries and chargers. If you haven’t yet made the plunge, this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Weighing in at 11 pounds, this is pretty lightweight as far as larger hedge trimmers go.

The 26-inch blade is one of the primary selling points here, promoting outstanding reach and letting you get more work done in less time. The blades are laser cut and dual action, so you’ll power through all your trimming duties with ease. You can expect this trimmer to perform up to 3,600 strokes per minute.

The motor is brushless, giving you ample power and plenty of torque, but without too much noise while you work.

Although the trimmer itself is pretty lightweight and easy to handle, the same can’t be said for the battery.

With a seamless push-button start, this hedge trimmer gives you comparable performance to a gas-powered trimmer, but you don’t get the hassle or the running costs.

One of the other key advantages of this cordless trimmer is that you get full power throughout cutting duties, rather than that disappointing drop in power you get with some inferior cordless trimmers.

As long as you don’t mind handling a bulkier and slightly heavier trimmer, you’ll reap the rewards when it comes to the amount of trimming and pruning you can get done.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Powerful and long-lasting battery
  • Brushless trimmer
  • 3,600 SPM for maximum efficiency
  • Battery is heavy

13. Sun Joe Cordless Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 6 inches
  • Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.5 x 28 inches

As we push to the end of our selection of the best hedge trimmers, we have another compact handheld model, this time from Sun Joe. This manufacturer makes a broad range of tools that are priced keenly without compromising on build quality.

Finished in a vibrant green that’s easy to spot at a distance, this trimmer should be considered a finishing tool for smaller gardens. It works well for trimming small hedges, and it also serves a turn for getting into areas you can’t quite reach with your lawnmower.

You’re actually getting two tools rolled into one here. As well as a 6-inch hedge cutter, you also benefit from a 4-inch garden shear. When you’ve finished attending to your little garden with this nifty tool, it will look immaculate.

This trimmer only weighs 2 ½ pounds, so you’ll find it a cinch to handle, even if you struggle lifting heavy objects.

Running on a 7.2V lithium ion battery, you get this and the charger you need included. You get a battery indicator onboard to minimize the chances of getting caught short mid-session. All this comes in at a very competitive price, too, making this one of the best bargains on our shortlist.

The handle on this trimmer is soft and comfy, and designed so you’ll keep a firm grip while you’re gardening.

A safety lock means there’s no chance of accidentally firing this trimmer up.

Guaranteed for 2 years, you can buy with total confidence, and you’ll get one of the best compact hedge trimmers on the market.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • For small finishing jobs
  • Superlight
  • Ideal for accessing tight spots
  • Unclear instructions

14. Poulan Pro Dual-Sided Hedge Trimmer



  • Length: 22 inches
  • Weight: 11.1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 44.75 x 9 x 8.25 inches

We understand some of you have larger yards to take care of and want the power and performance only a gas-powered hedge trimmer delivers. Poulan Pro rolls many of the best attributes of battery-powered models into this trimmer, while avoiding many of the pitfalls gas trimmers are known for.

To start with, this trimmer is quite light for a gas model. Weighing just over 11 pounds, you won’t find this tool fatigues you.

The gas engine is 2-cycle, so this means you’ll need to mix oil and unleaded gas together as fuel for this thing.

There’s not much you can do to get around the noise and fumes a gas trimmer kicks out, so you should be sure this tool won’t disturb your neighbors or irritate your family before whipping out your credit card.

The blade is made of stainless steel and measures 22 inches long, so you’ll have more than enough reach for most regular trimming and pruning jobs.

The toughness of the blade ensures you can deal with thicker branches and more stubborn debris without this tool jamming up. You can cut branches up to an inch thick with this model, making it the strongest performer on our list in this regard.

Thanks to the rotating handle, you’ll enjoy impressive maneuverability. Married to the lightweight build, this is one of the best gas hedge trimmers out there.

Although few gas-powered trimmers are as easy to start as push-button battery-powered models, this one is especially easy to get going.

Another area in which this trimmer excels is in tamping down the vibration, giving you a seamless experience when you’re pruning and trimming your yard.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Rugged stainless steel blades
  • Reasonably lightweight
  • Full-crank 2-cycle engine
  • Snags reported with recoil device

15. SKIL Hedge Trimmer Kit



  • Length: 24 inches
  • Weight: 13.27 pounds
  • Dimensions: 39.98 x 7 x 9.88 inches

As we reach the end of our quest for the best cordless hedge trimmers, we have another legend in the power tools space, SKIL.

Another 24-inch trimmer, you’ll easily access all those awkward spots, and you’ll find it easy to trim back high overhanging branches, or the top of your hedge.

The blades are made of hardened steel, so they will slice readily through more challenging branches, enabling you to power your way through larger, wider hedges without eating up the whole afternoon.

Packing a powerful brushless motor that gives you all the performance you need without too much noise, you get digital convenience over the raw brute force of gas.

A quick-charge of just 15 minutes makes this one of the more convenient models in this class and means you’ll never be waiting around when you need to take care of gardening duties. This goes some way to mitigate the poor battery run time many users complain about. The quick charge will fill one-third of the battery, so it’s ideal for any quick, last-minute trimming jobs.

You can expect this trimmer to generate an impressive 3000 strokes per minute, giving you a powerhouse in your tool shed and an ally against thicker pieces of foliage that need trimming back.

Designed for year-round outdoor use, this is a weather-resistant trimmer that won’t rust out and should give you years of service if properly cared for.

If you’re undecided about committing to a gas-powered hedge trimmer but you still want comparable power, this is one of the best battery-powered cordless alternative you’ll find. Let us know what you think in the comments below if you opt for the SKIL.

Things We Like Things We Dislike
  • Hardened steel blades
  • Brushless digital motor
  • Fast charging in 15 minutes
  • Battery life could be improved


1) What are the key benefits of a cordless hedge trimmer?

Cordless hedge trimmer allows you to take care of a variety of gardening tasks, from trimming bushes and shrubs to cutting back hedges and even slicing through tree branches. Since you won’t be fixed to a power outlet, you can roam freely and access awkward spots with ease. These trimmers are typically quite lightweight, so you should take care of all those finishing touches in the garden using a single tool. Some of the smaller trimmers in this class also convert into a lawn shear. You can choose between battery-powered or gas powered cordless trimmers. We break down the benefits and drawbacks of each in our buying guide above.

2) What type of cordless trimmer works best if I have a larger garden?

Consider a gas-powered trimmer if you need to get lots of trimming and pruning work done quickly, or if you need to cut through thicker branches and more demanding foliage. While a corded electric trimmer will offer reasonable power and performance, they don’t work as well in bigger gardens as you’ll need access to a power outlet. Cordless battery-powered models, on the other hand, might not be powerful enough for your requirements.

3) What purpose does an automatic brake serve on a cordless trimmer?

This stops the blades almost as soon as you switch off your trimmer. This reduces the chance of any accidents or injuries.

4) What precautions should I take when using a cordless hedge trimmer?

You should always wear safety glasses when you’re using a hedge trimmer. You could easily end up with flying debris. Gloves are also advisable to keep your hands safe from harm. If you’re using a gas-powered trimmer, you may also want to consider using some ear protection.

III. Conclusion

If you arrived here at Wild River Country today unsure about how to pick the best cordless hedge trimmer, you should no longer be in any doubt.

Where gas-powered trimmers are more complicated, comparing cordless trimmers isn’t too tough once you know what you’re looking for. If you stick with any of the models we review today, you can proceed with a clear idea about power source, run time, and overall performance. Crucially, you’ll also know where these hedge trimmers fall down so you can more readily choose the right one for your needs.

We are building out our site as summer gives way to fall, and while we’ll still be bring you lots of content related to hot tubs and pools, we’ll also be helping you find the best garden equipment the easy way.

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