With a hedge trimmer, you'll groom and sculpt all your bushes in a fraction of the time, so you can spend less time trimming and more time enjoying your yard. All you have to decide is which is better for you, electric or gas?
Electric Hedge Trimmers
With no need for gas and oil, electric hedge trimmers take the mess and equipment maintenance out of trimming your hedges. They offer other benefits as well:
Whether you choose a battery-powered or a corded plug-in hedge trimmer, you'll find it's incredibly user-friendly and convenient. If you're looking for something that's easy to carry and doesn't require knowledge of small engines, this is the tool for you.
Gas hedge trimmers provide more power than their electric counterparts. They also have more features to make trimming pleasant, including some of the following examples:
Vibration dampening systems
Adjustable handles that rotate up to 180 degrees
Exhaust systems designed to direct exhaust away from the user
Gas hedge trimmers use 2-cycle engines, so you'll have to mix gas and oil in the fuel tank. However, they're ideal for large yards that require more heavy-duty trimming. Because there's no cord, you're free to roam wherever the hedges take you.
Double-sided blades are more common and also cut more efficiently. Single-sided blades are safer because you can always keep the cutting edge away from you.
A wide range of blade lengths provides different user experiences. Longer blades allow you to trim bushes more evenly but may be tougher to wield. Smaller blades, such as 18" are sufficient for trimming average-sized hedges and bushes.