Tackle tall and/or awkwardly-shaped hedges safely, quickly and comfortably with this articulating long-reach electric hedgetrimmer from Cobra. Its top-quality 39cm blades are double-sided for rapid bi-directional cutting; while its simple button-push mechanism makes setting the blade-angle a doddle. Fully extended, the Cobra LRH40E measures an expansive 185cm. Supplied with a 10m mains-lead. MoreLess
If you’re looking to get your hands on a long-reach hedgetrimmer for the first time, Mitox’s entry-level machine - the 26LH-SP - is a good place to start. It’s equipped with a high-torque 24.5cc full-crank engine, power from which is transferred through impressively durable heat-treated gears; and it boasts a 12-stage articulating cutter-bar that provides a comfortable working-angle for the particular hedge you’re tackling. Lightweight and perfectly balanced, this split-shaft model is easy to handle for any user. Weighs only 6.5kg.
With its overall length of 244.5cm and 180° articulating cutter-head, the Mitox 28-LH makes it possible to safely trim tall hedges without using a ladder. It’s powered by an ultra-reliable 25.4cc two-stroke engine with a full crank for superior longevity; and improved power-transfer; and it benefits from a highly-effective anti-vibration system that combines with its low-weight design (only 7.4kg) to ensure operator-fatigue won’t be a problem. This model features a pair of 55cm double-sided, double reciprocating blades that are made from high-quality hardened steel for a clean cut and a lengthy working-life. MoreLess
An adjustable cutter-head, handle and shaft make the petrol-equivalent Redback E920D Cordless Pole-Trimmer a great buy for gardeners seeking a comfortable, low-effort way to tackle high, awkwardly-shaped hedges and low ground-cover. It combines balance-optimised motor-positioning with a shoulder-strap so as to ensure you’ll find it easy to control and manoeuvre; and it’s equipped with dual-action laser-cut blades, so you can expect sharply defined results. This model utilises Redback’s own in-house-developed 40v lithium-ion battery-technology and weighs a minimal 3.5kg. MoreLess