The hedges are really putting on a spurt now thanks to the recent deluges and need trimming back to promote growth all summer long and to make sure the compliment the rest of the garden.
So here we have ten top electric hedge trimmers to give you a guide as to what is available.
But have a look at our main site and you will see there is a really huge number of models available and if you have any queries please give our staff a ring.
German engineered, the double reciprocating blades are ground to make short work of most garden hedges and give a neat finish.
Really lightweight and with an auxiliary handle it has a safety switch which stops the blades quickly when the handles are released. Plus there is a cable strain device which means you can’t unintentionally pull the plug from the socket.
The manufacturer’s recommended price for this model is £69.95 but we have it for sale for just £49.95.
Next comes the Sanli HER600 Electric Hedgetrimmer with rotating handle.
This little machine has a really high spec for the price and is ideal for any smaller garden to keep hedges in trim.
Weighing in at just 3.9 kg it is comfortable to use and yet with its fast double reciprocating blade gives a really clean cut.
The 600 Watt motor packs a real punch and the rotating rear handle makes cutting at different angles much easier.
There is a hand guard to stop flying twigs and a blade brake to stop the machine very quickly.
You would normally expect to pay £79 for this machine but we have it for sale for just £69. There is a two year manufacturer’s guarantee on this cutter.
Ryobi is another manufacturer of top class garden machinery and their RHT-500R Electric Hedgetrimmer is another you should have for the shortlist.
This has a 500 Watt motor and a power indicator.
Double reciprocating blades can trim twigs up to 24 mm in diameter and there is a transparent hand guard so you can see precisely what you are cutting.
This machine weighs just 3.4 kg and there is free next working day delivery plus a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
This machine costs just £79.95.
Now a cutter from one of Britain’s favourite brands.
The Flymo Easicut 6000XT Electric Hedgetrimmer has a 600 Watt motor, double reciprocating blades and a 27 mm tooth space making it less likely to jam when tackling heavier, thicker growth.
A really handy feature is the expending rear handle which gives the machine added reach.
Weighing just 4.3 kg it has a rapid blade stop and a two-handed safety switch. There is also a belt clip to keep the cable well clear of the blades.
This comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. And has free next working day delivery.
This Flymo costs just £84.95.
The Al-Ko HT550 Safety-Cut Electric Hedgetrimmer is a very lightweight machine with a 550 Watt motor capable of dealing with heavier growth.
The blades are 52 cm long and double reciprocating and a guard on the end of them prevents damage should they come into contact with something hard like a gate post of garden wall.
The cutter has been designed to be very well balanced and weighs just 6.6 kg.
Plus it comes with heavy duty safety cable.
This Al-Ko trimmer costs just £95.
Another machine you must have on your shortlist is the Efco TG600E Electric Hedgetrimmer with a 60cm blade.
With a 600 Watt motor giving plenty of power it has 60 com double reciprocating blades giving longer reach and is suitable for thicker hedges and shrubs which need a prune in the autumn.
There is a safety mechanism to stop the blades quickly.
It weighs just 3.9 kg and is designed for comfort. Plus a double safety switch on the clear plastic hand guard prevents accidental starting.
This is excellently priced at £99.95, a substantial reduction on the manufacturer’s recommended price of £131.49.
And now for a really different machine.
The Garden Groom ‘Pro’ Safety Hedgetrimmer with free volume bag is the first hedge trimmer to cut, shred and collect the clippings as you trim the hedges.
More time is often spent gathering up the clippings than actually cutting the hedge, but with this machine the clippings are collected as they are cut, shredded and then collected in a bag.
This saves loads of time and means that you don’t leave unsightly debris in the hedges after you finish cutting.
It has a 500 Watt motor and comes complete with the volume bag to collect the shredded twigs and clippings. This usually costs £29.95.
The Garden Groom costs £99.95 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £159.98, there is free next working day delivery and a twelve month maker’s warranty.
The Gardena Ergo Cut 48 Electric Hedgetrimmer has a 48cm blade and is powered by a 550 Watt motor.
The 48 cm blades can be rotated through 90 degrees making it a more versatile trimmer and easier to use.
The 27 mm tooth gap means it can tackle thicker stems and will be less likely to jam.
It weighs just 4 kg and has a padded handle for more comfortable use.
The blades have protection at the tips in case you hid something solid and there is also a cable strain relief device.
The Gardena Ego is priced at £119.
Bosh is a top manufacturer and here is a top machine, the Bosch AHS 6000 Pro-T Electric Hedge Trimmer.
Capable of tackling more challenging thicker hedges this one has 34 mm blade spacing and a 700 Watt motor with high torque.
The blades are 600 mm long and ground to give a clean cut and the handles are designed to make working less tiring. Weight: 4.1 kg.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
And it costs just £129.95.
So to the last one in our ten top hedge trimmers.
The STIHL HSE-81/28 Electric Powered Hedgetrimmer is a really top machine from a manufacturer with an excellent reputation.
It has a 650 Watt motor and 70 cm blades.
The rotating handle makes it easier to use especially when shaping hedges. It weighs 4.6 kg.
Delivery is free within two to three working days and there is a 12 month manufacturer’s guarantee.
The price is £235 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £250.
Have a look at our site for a huge selection of electric hedge trimmers.
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