The best hedge trimmers to keep your hedges tidy

Need to keep that untidy hedge in check? We've shortlisted the best hedge trimmers you can buy online today.

Man on ladder with hedge trimmers

by Abby Nair |

Hedge trimmers can help transform a garden by taming any unruly hedges and bushes. However, it can be quite overwhelming when researching hedge trimmers to know where to start.

The best hedge cutters create a neat and even cut but are also easy to use and manoeuvre into trickier angles. When considering which hedge trimmer is right for you, it’s important to think about what you need from your tool. Things to take into consideration include hedge height, the proximity of power sockets to your garden, and more.

We've put together our top picks of petrol, battery, and electric hedge trimmers based on prices, ease of use, and capabilities.

What is the difference between a hedge trimmer and a hedge cutter?

While hedge trimmers are meant to be used for 'light work' on your branches and bushes, such as tidying up and getting the perfect shape, hedge cutters are designed for heavy-duty work, like breaking down big branches and thicker bushes.

Both tools are important for perfect hedge maintenance, but one cannot be substituted for the other.

Can I use a hedge trimmer on tree branches?

No, hedge trimmers are only suitable for thin branches and bushes and are therefore not suitable for cutting through tree branches.

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Abby Nair works for Bauer Media helping across our specialist hobby titles. She is currently improving her garden knowledge writing for Garden News, which has been extremely useful in helping her keep her array of plants alive.

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