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Last updated: 28 July 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. "Gap-toothed" may not be ideal for your smile, but it's good for your hedge trimmer – our testing found that the wider the gap between the "teeth" of the hedge trimmer, the better the performance. We test them on a range of hedge types and materials, from leafy to woody. See our buying guide for more advice on what to look for.

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  • are the easiest to use
  • are the lightest
  • are the quietest
  • have the widest gaps between teeth.

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    Cordless (battery-powered) or electric (corded).

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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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