[TOP 10] Best Hedge Trimmers Worth the Money

Best Hedge Trimmers Reviews 2019

Landscaping is important when you own a home. It brings a fresh aesthetic that makes your property look warm and inviting. Your neighbors all fawn over the nice cobblestone pathways, strategically placed lawn flamingos, and--yes--nicely trimmed shrubs and hedges. Not only does it do wonders for your lawn and reputation, but it also makes us feel better to see our yards in such pristine condition!

Why not allow us to get you one step closer to achieving that feeling of satisfaction?

Check out our list of the top ten best hedge trimmers!

What Are Hedge Trimmers Used For?

For trimming your hedges, of course!

All kidding aside, hedge trimmers are very similar to power edgers. The main difference is that they’re hand-held devices that are strictly used to cut shrubs and hedges while power edgers are handheld devices used to trim grass. Lawn upkeep is important to many homeowners in the country, so many people find themselves in need of a good hedge trimmer. Plus, hedge trimmers are really good for maintaining healthy greenery in your yard.

After all, shrubs and hedges aren’t immune to invasive conditions like unwanted weeds!

What Kinds Of Hedge Trimmers Can I Choose From?

Much like weed-eaters, there’s really only two kinds of hedge trimmers to choose from. They do not differ much in ability, but rather in power source. Some hedge trimmers are powered by electricity and others are powered by gasoline and oil. You may ask yourself, “why does this matter?”

Well, we’ll tell you!

Electric hedge trimmers, also known as battery-operated hedge trimmers, are powered through electrical means (duh). This can come in the form of a corded trimmer or a cordless trimmer. There’s really no difference performance-wise here, but some users view the presence of a cord as stifling. They don’t like being tied down to one power outlet for the duration of their trim jobs. Then again, some think cordless hedge trimmers are a pain in the neck due to the worry of having to charge their batteries.

If you’re somebody who prefers an electrical hedge trimmer, just be mindful of which type you’d prefer!

On the other hand, you have gas hedge trimmers. Obviously, these products are powered through routine gas/oil refills. While these particular models aren’t tied down by cords or batteries, some argue that gas runs empty at much faster intervals than batteries do...of course, this is entirely subjective, as all trimmers are made differently. What isn’t subjective, however, is the undeniable truth that gas hedge trimmers are often much more powerful than their electrical counterparts.

Of course, souring this deal is the fact that gas trimmers cost much more money than electric trimmers do.

Top 10 Best Hedge Trimmers

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  1    Swisher ZTR2454BS Response 24 HP 54" Zero Turn Mower

 BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 22-Inch (LHT2220)

Introducing the best hedge trimmer 2019, the BLACK+DECKER LHT2220! Yes, we are aware that this list is compiled of quite a few BLACK+DECKER models. Additionally, we’ve noticed that a large chunk of them come from their famous “L” series. But allow us to let you in on a little secret, ladies and gentlemen.

The reason why BLACK+DECKER rules this list is because it’s AWESOME!

When looking for the perfect hedge trimmer, you typically want something that’s comfortable and easy to carry around. After all, hedge trimmers are completely different from lawn mowers and even some types of weed-whackers. Hedge trimmers have to be carried--you can’t wheel them around your lawn! So let’s thank our lucky stars that the LHT2220 is very light and comfortable to carry around.

Little to no vibration when trimming.

No cords to tie it down to a wall.

Is there any wonder why this model is the supreme ruler of hedge trimmers?!

Please rise for the best cordless hedge trimmer 2019!

PROS

 - Cordless

 - Inexpensive

 - Very little vibration

- Dual action blades

- Two year warranty

- Lightweight, Eco-friendly, Strong battery

CONS

 - Motor fizzles out when overworked

  2    BLACK+DECKER LHT2436

 BLACK+DECKER LHT2436 40-Volt High Performance Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 24

Yep, it’s already another BLACK+DECKER hedge trimmer! The BLACK+DECKER LHT2436, much like the BLACK+DECKER LHT2220, is a cordless hedge trimmer with a wrap around handle and dual action blades. This trimmer also doesn’t produce a bunch of vibration, which is very good for your overall comfort. If you use a hedge trimmer that vibrates too much, you can possibly hurt yourself or mess up the final look of your hedges. So we’re thankful for this brand’s initiative in keeping us comfy and safe!

PROS

 - Eco-friendly

 - Dual action blades

 - Wrap-around handle

- Very little vibration

- Strong battery, Lightweight, Cordless

CONS

 - Pricey

  3    BLACK+DECKER LPHT120

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer, 22-Inch (LPHT120)

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, folks.

It’s another BLACK+DECKER hedge trimmer.

(Yes, you likely see the point this list is trying to make!)

The BLACK+DECKER LPHT120 is another “L” series beauty gracing our top ten list of the best hedge trimmers. As you no doubt have noticed, this trimmer comes with a lot of the same perks as the other two models already mentioned on this list. It comes equipped with dual action blades, which makes for much more efficient trim jobs. Like the other two models, also, comes the lack of heavy vibration when powering on. As mentioned earlier, no vibration means no potential strain on your limbs and hands!

Unfortunately, the BLACK+DECKER LPHT120 is only number three on this list because it’s been proven to not be as powerful as the other two entrants. It may share a battery power of 20V with one of the two, but the overall design hinders its power just enough for the difference to be noticeable between the three. This doesn’t it can’t cut at all, of course. Why would it be on our list in the first place, right?!

PROS

 - Eco-friendly

 - Dual action blades

 - Strong battery

- Very little vibration

- Lightweight, Affordable, Cordless

CONS

 - Not as powerful as other BLACK+DECKER models

  4    Sun Joe HJ604C-SJB

 Sun Joe HJ604C-SJB 7.2V Cordless 2-in-1 Grass Shear, Hedge Trimmer, Dark Blue

My goodness, look at this hedge trimmer.

Isn’t it cute?!

It looks like an electric razor for shaving!

The Sun Joe HJ604C-SJB is a small little thing that needs to be taken seriously. It may be tiny and fashionable, but this hedge trimmer makes very efficient use of its small build. Not only can it trim hedges like a pro, this trimmer also operates as a simple grass shear. That’s right, folks. If you want to give every piece of land you own an even, perfect cut, look no further than this hedge trimmer!

PROS

 - Eco-friendly

 - Comes in six different colors

 - Two year warranty

- Extremely light

- Strong battery

- Seconds as a grass shear

- Small and compact, Super cheap

CONS

 - Not as strong as other models

  5    BLACK+DECKER LHT321FF POWERCOMMAND

 BLACK+DECKER LHT321FF 20V MAX Lithium POWERCOMMAND Powercut Hedge Trimmer

Another lively contender representing BLACK+DECKER’s illustrious brand name, the LHT321FF POWERCOMMAND once again brings us a great number of the lovely perks the other “L” series trimmers bring to the table. Like the other BLACK+DECKER trimmers, this baby also comes with the amazing dual action blades and promise of low vibrations. However, there is a catch to the trimmer’s battery. It’s strong, but it takes a while to recharge once it’s run out.

So prepare for that, fellow homeowners!

PROS

 - Eco-friendly

 - Inexpensive

 - Cordless

- Dual action blades

- Little to no vibration 

- Strong battery, Lightweight

CONS

 - Battery takes a little while to charge

  6    BLACK+DECKER BEHT100

BLACK+DECKER BEHT100 Hedge Trimmer

Our sixth pick is the BLACK+DECKER BEHT100. This particular BLACK+DECKER hedge trimmer may not be placed at the highest position on our list of the top ten best hedge trimmers, but it still holds a very important title. While there are five cordless hedge trimmers ranking higher, this bad boy is still the best corded hedge trimmer 2019. That’s right, this brand kicks butt in the realm of both cordless and corded electric hedge trimmers!

While most of the BLACK+DECKER BEHT100 perks are the same as the other BLACK+DECKER trimmers mentioned thus far on this list, there is one notable one that we’d like to highlight. Out of all the other trimmers representing this brand, this baby has one of the best locations for its trigger. Located just under the handle grip, you’ll feel very comfortable using this device for prolonged periods of time. No risk of straining your wrists, just ease and freshly trimmed hedges!

PROS

 - Eco-friendly

 - Cord retention

 - Lightweight

- Dual action blades

- Comfortable handle

- Easy to reach trigger, Extremely cheap!

CONS

 - Not cordless

  7    Greenworks HT-240

 Greenworks 24-Inch 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 3Ah Battery, HT-240

A formidable foe against the league of gas hedge trimmers sold to the general public, the Greenworks HT-240 hails from a company that makes it their personal mission and duty to create products that do not harm the environment. All of Greenworks’ inventions are purposely made to be electrical, as they don’t increase your ecological footprint nearly as much as hedge trimmers powered by fuel. Greenworks hedge trimmers are also built to be extremely light, so anyone from petite women to older homeowners with back issues can use it with no problem. Pretty sweet, eh?

Installed into the Greenworks HT-240 are dual action blades, which make your cuts much cleaner looking. Together with the rotating rear handle, you can be quite versatile with the simple act of trimming your hedges. And when you’re done, just plug the trimmer into the USB charger until you’re ready to use it again. Quite simple and straight to the point, isn’t it?

PROS

 - Eco-friendly

 - Easy USB battery charge

 - Lightweight

- Dual action blades

- Rear handle rotates !

CONS

 - Expensive

  8     Greenworks PH80B210

 Greenworks 20-Inch 80V Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer, 20 inches, PH80B210

You didn’t think you saw the last of Greenworks on this list, did you? Sure, BLACK+DECKER seems to have completely slaughtered this list in it’s own right...but this list is called “top ten best hedge trimmers,” not “top ten best BLACK+DECKER products.” And so the Greenworks PH80B210 continues the unapologetically eco-friendly campaign into the realm of hedge trimmers. And what an impact this baby makes!

First of all, can we just appreciate the fact that the Greenworks PH80B210 comes with a whopping six years worth of warranty? Six years! That’s more than just about any brand offers! And that’s not even all!

This hedge trimmer has a head that pivots in seven different directions, making cutting super easy and manageable. And unlike a lot of the cordless trimmers mentioned thus far on this list, the Greenworks PH80B210 charges its battery insanely quickly--like with 30 minutes! Not too shabby, if you ask us!

PROS

 - Eco-friendly

 - Strong battery

 - Cordless

- Rapid charger

- Six year warranty

- Head pivots in seven different directions

- Not too heavy

CONS

 - Expensive

  9     BLACK+DECKER BEHT200

 BLACK+DECKER BEHT200 Hedge Trimmer

The sixth and final BLACK+DECKER hedge trimmer finds itself at number nine on our list of the top ten best hedge trimmers. The BEHT200 comes with a lot of the same perks as the other BLACK+DECKER models, despite it not being an official part of the “L” series. If that doesn’t speak volumes about this brand’s consistency and devotion to producing high quality products, we don’t know what would! This hedge trimmer might not be cordless like most of the other entrants featured on this list, but it’s well-designed to suit anyone’s trimming needs.

Best of all?

The BLACK+DECKER BEHT200 costs significantly less than the other trimmers mentioned on this list!

PROS

 - Lightweight

 - Dual action blades

 - Very little vibration

- Cord retention

- Wrap-around handle

- Eco-friendly

- Super cheap!

CONS

 - Not cordless

  10     Earthwise CVPH43018

 Earthwise CVPH43018 Corded 4.5 Amp 2-in-1 Convertible Pole Hedge Trimmer

The Earthwise CVPH43018 is another notable victor in the line of lightweight hedge trimmers. This lovely trimmer is a cool device to bring home on the count of it working as both a hedge trimmer AND a pole trimmer. It comes packing with a rotating pole head, which makes the transition from hedge trimming to pole trimming very smooth and easy. We should also mention that this rotating head can make hedge trimming itself a lot more convenient, as well.

Our motto here is “convenience is key,” so you already know we approve of this baby!

If it were cordless, the Earthwise CVPH43018 would likely be ranked higher on this list!

PROS

 - Inexpensive

 - Rotating pole head

 - Two in one design

- Durable blade cover

- Lightweight

- Eco-friendly

CONS

 - Not cordless

Concluding Thoughts

As we wrap up this top ten list, there’s a few new tidbits of information we can take home with us. For one, we’ve come to the realization that most of the “top tier” hedge trimmers on the market are all electric (maybe we should’ve called this list the “top 10 electric hedge trimmers worth the money,” are we right?). Honestly, we aren’t shocked about this. Electric grass-cutters are not only more cost-efficient, but they’re also much better on the environment on gas hedge trimmers. Sure, gas packs a heavier punch than electricity...but c’mon. It’s a hedge, not an impenetrable fortress!

Another thing we’ve learned about this list is that BLACK+DECKER completely mops the floor with other challenger brands. They showed up six out of ten times on this list. That’s incredible! It certainly speaks much louder volumes than other brand can possibly speak on this topic!

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