Best cordless hedge trimmers to buy in 2023
Make sure your greenery doesn’t get out of control with the best cordless hedge trimmers to achieve perfect borders all year round.
Ideal for portability and outdoor spaces without a mains electricity supply, cordless hedge trimmers are an excellent tool for keeping your shrubs and hedges in shape. They're also a safer option than a corded hedge trimmer if you're climbing up a ladder to tackle hard-to-reach areas – there's no fiddly cord to get tangled up in.
There are plenty of excellent well-known brands on the market that make tools that make maintaining your garden safer, simpler and more efficient. The overall quality of cordless tools, including hedge trimmers, has improved significantly over the years, with better battery life and quicker recharge times. Most brands now offer batteries that can now be used across all of the cordless garden tools in a specific range.
Cordless hedge trimmers come in different shapes and sizes, whether you’re after something transportable and lightweight or in need of something a little heftier to tackle larger areas.
For more convenient outdoor gadgets, take a look at our full selection of cordless garden tools you can buy online.
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The best cordless hedge trimmers to consider today
Here’s our round-up of some of the best cordless trimmers to buy.
Gtech Hedge Trimmer HT50
With a 60-minute runtime, the Gtech Cordless Hedge Trimmer is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to move freely around the garden without the hindrance of cables or the mess of petrol.
The HT50 runs off a high torque 18V motor, and supplies the power directly when it is required. The addition of the long-reach adjustable head rotates 135° giving you full control over the cut. The new bigger blade on the HT50 has a cutting width of 25mm leaving you with a nice clean finish in just one cut.
This trimmer weighs just 2.94kg and comes accompanied by a shoulder strap harness, giving you the freedom to move around your garden freely without feeling restricted.
Kärcher HGE 18-45 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
The Kärcher HGE 18-45 is an excellent choice for fast and effortless hedge trimming. This precise trimmer gets maximum results with minimal effort, sitting comfortably in the user’s hand. It can also be guided easily thanks to its low weight and ergonomic handle.
The diamond-ground blade allows you to sculpt your garden hedges with absolute precision and for added safety, this device features a two-hand circuit that means it can't start up accidentally.
Better still, the HGE 18-45 lightweight design stops your arms and shoulders from getting tired as you work, allowing you to complete your garden tasks with total ease.
Einhell GE-CH 1846 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
For those who haven't had too much experience using a trimmer, the Einhell GE-CH is a wonderful option. Fitted with a two-hand safety switch, the hedge trimmer stops automatically if both hands are no longer on its handle.
The ergonomic handle offers safety and accuracy, both in horizontal and vertical positions and its low weight and compact size means it is perfect for all kinds of trimming, including trimming hedges, shrubs and bushes on large grounds and allotments.
Worx WG261E.1 20v Cordless Hedge Trimmer
The WG261E.1 trimmer is a particularly excellent choice for those who are working with larger or slightly denser hedges. The WG261E.1 boasts a cutting capacity of over 14mm allowing you to get through the thickest twigs and branches.
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Another great feature is that the hand guard allows you to cut with total precision whilst making sure that you're always working within a safe distance to the blade, protecting you while the trimmer isn’t in use.
VonHaus G-series Cordless Pole Trimmer
If you’re looking for a trimmer with maximum power and a good amount of manoeuvrability, this one is a great option which can help you keep your garden in tip-top shape.
The cordless and fully adjustable telescopic hedge trimmer can slice through twigs and branches up to 14mm thick with total precision. This is thanks to its laser-cut dual-action steel blades, which provide a generous 45cm of cutting action.
To top it off, the powerful 20V battery can be charged in just an hour.
Bosch ISIO Cordless Shape & Edge Hedge Trimmer
The Isio from Bosch is a perfect trimmer for anyone looking for something a little more compact and lightweight. This is due to its cordless edging and shrub shear tool that makes it very simple to trim small bushes, hedges and lawn edges.
What's more, there is a range of attachments available for the multifunctional motor unit, including a sprayer and a spreader.
Due to the Multi-Click system, changing any of the attachments is really simple.
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Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Hedge Trimmer
The Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Hedge Trimmer is ideal for those looking to maintain or shape small to medium hedges such as laurels or evergreen shrubs.
If you’re tired of hauling wires around or dragging the extension lead through the garden, this Ryobi trimmer gives you total freedom to roam and its ultra-lightweight and ultra-compact design make for effortless sculpting of garden hedges.
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