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List of brands we tested in this review.
PriceExpand to view more details.
Recommended or typical retail price, including the battery if applicable. For some brands, skin-only options may be available if you already have a battery.
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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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Ease of use score
Our tester looks at handle comfort, weight and balance, visibility and ease of using the controls.
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Tooth gap (cm)
The size of the gap between the teeth. Generally, the larger the gap, the better the cutting performance.
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Blade length (cm)
Length of the cutting blade in cm.
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Noise at 7.5m (db)
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Noise at user's position (db)
How loud is the trimmer when holding and using it?
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Noise at users position db
- Noise at 7.5m db
- Good points
- Bad points
- Weight (kg)
- Blade length (cm)
- Tooth gap (cm)
- Battery voltage
- Battery rating
- Claimed battery charge time
- Hand guard
- Wrap-around front handle
- Blade extension
- Rotating head