We’ve talked a lot about grooming here at SPY. From your beard to your stache to your downstairs region, we’ve pretty much covered it all. But, how can you look so confident when you’re not ‘scaping one of the most important places of them all? That’s right. You’re forgetting about your bush. No, not that bush, we’re talking about the one in the front of your house. For the first time ever, we’re suggesting you ditch your manscaping routine for your landscaping routine. It’s time to get yourself a pair of hedge trimmers.
If you’ve been letting those hedges, bushes and branches grow out as much as you let your beard do during No Shave November, enough is enough. We understand life is weird right now and trimming the hedges in front of your house isn’t at the top of your mind, but it’s a great way to make it at least look like everything’s semi in order. Plus, putting in a little yard work to trim your hedges with a pair of hedge trimmers isn’t only great for the look of your home, but for also your peace of mind. Nothing feels better than getting outside, getting some work done and feeling accomplished. It’s only a feeling you can get from chop, chopping away.
There are various kinds of hedge trimmers you can buy online, but in 2020, the options have transformed overwhelmingly from manual hedge trimmers to electric. With that being said, the majority of our choices below are electric hedge trimmer options, but we sprinkled in a couple of manual options for you geezers who like to do things the old school way. Read on and discover the best hedge trimmers you can buy right now.
1. BLACK+DECKER 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer
When it comes to getting it done, the ultimate hedge trimming option you need in 2020 comes from BLACK+DECKER. This strong electric 40-volt trimmer uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery to chop pesky leaves and branches away for that perfect shape. A cordless hedge trimmer is ideal for use all around the house without having the burden of an extension cord following your every move. Additionally, you won’t have to stalk the exterior of your entire home for that outdoor outlet you didn’t know you had or waste up your electricity bill. The BLACK+DECKER also has the ability to trim branches and leaves much faster than a majority of hedge trimming alternatives and vibrates much less, meaning there’s less of a chance that you’ll ever lose your grip during use.
2. DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer
As mentioned, having a cordless hedge trimmer will save your ass more than it won’t, so this option from DEWALT is an awesome cordless hedge trimmer to keep in your shed if BLACK+DECKER’s not up your alley. This hedge trimmer has a compact, lightweight design that serves as an easy-to-store option any guy needs near his toolbox. It has a 20-volt max which makes it a tad less powerful than the cordless trimmer picked prior, but it still has the ability to cut 3/4″ thick branches with a 22″ laser cut. There’s no gas used at all so you can do without those unnecessary fumes and it even comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee.
3. Fiskars 3pc Tree & Shrub Care Set
BEST MANUAL HEDGE TRIMMERS
Can’t get your head out of the 1900s? That’s fine, oldie, we have the perfect solution for you. The Fiskars’ three-piece care set is an awesome manual way to trim your hedges if you aren’t about that electric lifestyle. The set comes with hedge sheers for serious chopping, a lopper for smaller branches and a pruner for accurate precision. If you’re trying to make your front yard MoMa-worthy, you’ll definitely be able to with the help of those pruners. Each tool has soft-molded, non-slip grips for easy handling and total safety, and the steel blades continuously stay sharp for years on end.
4. WORKPRO 7.2V 2-in-1 Cordless Grass Shear
Maybe you’re looking for something on the tinier side to get those hedges trimmed up. If so, the WORKPRO 7.2V 2-in-1 cordless sheers are meant for you. This handheld cordless device is held like an iron and grazes over bushes and shrubs with ease. Because of its size and 7.2-volt max, you won’t be able to do much branch damage with these hedge trimmers, but for guys that have a minimal amount of shrubbery to contain, these are a safe bet. The battery allows for 40-minute use and does take a bit to charge, so if you have a heavy load on your hands, we definitely recommend something different. But, if you don’t have much storage space in your home and not much to cut in total, a small pair of hedge trimmers like these will totally get the job both quickly and effectively.
5. ONE+ Lithium+ 22 in. 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer
You might be wondering, how could an 18-volt max powered hedge trimmer be the best performing? Well, this lithium-ion cordless trimmer from ONE+ performs with the power you’d expect from much higher voltage lines while keeping a lightweight, compact design for easy operation just about anyone can manage. Unlike lower voltages, this trimmer can chop 3/4″ branches with no problem and can handle the toughest hedges you put it through. It has a wrap-around handle for total control which means fewer accidents and even comes with a three-year limited warranty.
6. Okatsune Precision Hedge Shears
For some, the main goal is simply for yard work clean-up purposes. But, for others, trimming hedges is an art form. For those seeking out a pair of manual hedge trimmers that will take your creations to the next level, look no further than these precision hedge shears from Okatsune. Holding strong with a solid 4.8-star rating on Amazon, these small hedge trimmers are used by professional gardeners all throughout Japan to create magnificent, pristinely-crafted works of art. The handles don’t offer much of a grip, but they are wonderfully crafted using Japanese white oak. Reviewers who’ve purchases these trimmers explain that they have completely changed their trimming game. Even after years of owning, some even mention they look as new as the day they bought them.
7. ECHO HC-2020 Gas 2-Stroke Cycle Hedge Trimmer
BEST GAS TRIMMER
Not into electric? Or a rechargeable battery? Or anything manual? Dang, you’re hard to please. Okay, we’ve got one last option for you. The ECHO HC-2020 is a cordless trimmer that takes gas to get going as its main power source. The trimmer is built with double-sided, double-reciprocating fast-as-hell blades to provide the best cut quality you can imagine. It has an ergonomic handle provided for easy control and less of a chance for mishaps that even comes with a safety guard. The Echo HC-2020 is also backed by a five-year warranty for consumers and a two-year commercial warranty.