Gas powered hedge trimmers offer a fast and effective solution for trimming your garden hedges and bushes.
In this collection, our handy-man wefoundthebest editor has carefully curated a list of the best gas powered hedge trimmers on the market, trimming out the weed.
#1: Echo 20 inch Gas Hedge Trimmer
Our first choice in gas powered hedge trimmers is the Echo. It is a lightweight, 2-stroke gas powered trimmer with 20 inch long, double-sided, sharp-edge blades. It comes with a five year warranty and lifetime warranty on the ignition system. It’s praised in reviews for being a great tool, useful and lightweight.
#2: SENIX 4 Stroke Gasoline Hedge Trimmer
The SENIX hedge trimmer is another good choice in gasoline powered hedge trimmers. The blades are 22” long and it has a swiveling rear handle for cutting in all directions. It will cut heavy foliage up to 1.1” thick. In reviews, buyers report that the Senix is easy to start up and easy to handle. It runs on regular gasoline, which is nice. So no oil mixing required, which is an advantage of 4-strokes.
#3: Poulan Pro 22-InchGas Powered Hedge Trimmer
Our next choice is this Poulan Pro 22-inch. It’s a 23cc 2-stroke 22” cutter with durable blades and a rotating handle (3 positions) for maximum comfort and cutting control. It’s a powerful and capable trimmer liked in reviews for being solid and starting every time. With 2-stroke engines you need to purchase and make a gasoline mix, but once you get the hang of this, it’s really not an issue.
#4: HUYOSEN 23-Inch Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Next up is the Huyosen hedge trimmer, a 25cc 2-stroke, 23” multi-position trimmer. It has a special shock absorbing design which will prevent most of the shock during trimming, and reduce fatigue. In reviews, buyers report that the Huyosen is powerful and capable, and a good value clipper. The rotating handle is quite practical.
#5: Husqvarna 23.7-in Hedge Trimmer
This Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer is a 23.7” blade gas powered clipper with anti-vibration dampeners, adjustable rear handle and a Smart-Start engine and starter. In reviews it is mentioned as having high build quality and reliability. It weighs around 11 pounds, which is typical for a gas powered clipper, but more than battery powered competitors. Buyers love it for being reliable, heavy duty and effective.
#6: EASYG 23.6cc Gas Hedge Trimmer 24″
This EASYG Gas Trimmer is an affordable 24” clipper reported to be very quiet. It comes with a practical throttle lock. It comes with a variety of accessories and is quite affordable.
#7: Craftsman Hedge Trimmer
The Craftsman Hedge Trimmer is a 22” pole trimmer running on a 25cc 2-cycle. The head will allow for 135 degrees of rotation, allowing you to position yourself for almost any task. You can connect other yard tools – such as a pole saw – to the pole.
#8: Bonus: Toy
If your kids like to come along, consider the Husqvarna. It looks real, it makes noise and movement, but it’s just a toy.
What to look for when buying gas powered cordless hedge trimmers
Ignition system: Most have a pull-start system, but some tools like the Craftsman will allow you to replace with an electrical ignition. However pull-start is not really a problem, it’s one small jerk and then you’re ready for the real work.
2-stroke or 4-stroke: 2 stroke engines are simpler and more efficient in terms of “mileage”, but you need to purchase special gasoline like ethanol gas or Stihl Moto Mix. 4-Stroke engines operate at a lower pitch (the noise is more comfortable), and do not require oil mixing, but will instead run on regular gasoline.
Build quality: Look at negative reviews to check on build quality.
Effective for trimming: Naturally, a hedge trimmer needs to be effective and do a great job. Most trimmers have double blades with hardened steel blades.
Protective shell: You will quickly appreciate a hedge trimmer with a protective shell, making sure both hands are on the handle and nowhere near the blade itself.
Double Switch protection: Most trimmers offer a double switch, meaning that both hands need to operate the unit simultaneously
Ease of use: The design and ergonomics of the trimmer has a lot to say. Read reviews to learn if users grow fatigued from trimming. This is ofte also a result of weight.
Turning handle: Some hedge trimmers will allow the handle to turn – a feature that can help reduce fatigue.
Vibration: A unit will vibrate at a certain RPM. Check reviews for high reported vibration, something that quickly adds to fatigue. Many trimmers have some type of shock absorption system.
Weight: Gas powered hedge trimmers are typically somewhat heavier than battery powered hedge trimmers.
Noise: Gas powered hedge trimmers are more noisy than those running on battery powered. But the added power will get the job done quicker.
#1 tip: Look at negative reviews to check on build quality. Don’t buy something that breaks for 20% of buyers.
Accessories: Some hedge trimmers come with useful accessories. You can get special extensions, gloves, collection bins, safety glasses and much more.
Type of trimmer: For hard to reach places, you might need something else – a pole saw or a pole hedge trimmer. Or a big ladder!
Warranty: Check manufacturer warranty before purchasing.