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Last updated: 19 October 2021


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Hedge trimmers are handy for keeping wayward hedges in line, and most of the models we've tested will keep your garden trim and tidy. We test them on a range of hedge types and materials, from leafy to woody, and see which ones are easy and comfortable to use.

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Our interactive comparison tool will help you find the hedge trimmer models that:

  • have the best cutting performance
  • are the easiest to use
  • are the lightest
  • are the quietest
  • have the widest gaps between teeth, which is good for thicker branches.

Our table also lists each model's important specifications and features, as well as good and bad points from our expert testers.

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      Our tester assesses the trimmers for their cutting performance on a variety of leafy and woody hedge types, including some thicker branches.

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      Our tester looks at handle comfort, weight and balance, visibility and ease of using the controls.

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      • Blade length (cm)
      • Tooth gap (cm)
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      • Wrap-around front handle
      • Blade extension
      • Rotating head


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