Electric hedge trimmers are one of three different types you can buy with the others being cordless or gas powered.
The main advantage of corded electric models is that they are the cheapest with prices ranging from $25 to $100. They also are quiet, small, lightweight, and provide good power for the price.
The main disadvantage is that they are limited in range since they must be plugged into an outlet. Running an extension cord or several cords can get annoying and you also risk cutting the cord or unplugging it accidentally when in use.
For home owners where you can reach the full extent of your property then a corded electric unit will work perfectly for your needs. Below we review our top 6 best electric hedge trimmers.
Our pick for the best electric hedge trimmer is the WORX WG209 which sells for about $70. So far users on Amazon have given it a 5-star rating and rave that it is lightweight, well balanced, and easy to use. The 4 amp motor and 24 inch dual action blades provide plenty of power and allow it to have a cutting capacity of 3/4-inch. Weighing just 5.7 pounds makes it a joy to use whether you are cutting, hedging, or pruning.
For residential users who can reach their entire property with an extension cord, then the WORX WG209 is our first choice for a hedge trimmer including gas or cordless models.
A close second on our list is the Remington RM5124TH Hedge Wizard Pro which is available for close to $70. It has a 5 amp motor and 24 inch dual action titanium coated blades. While the specs list a 3/4″ cutting capacity we found that 5/8-inch is more accurate. It is a bit heavier than other electric models at right around 7 pounds. The 180 degree rotating handle is a nice feature since it lets you adjust the unit to cut cleanly in a comfortable holding position.
Overall we would recommend the Remington RM5124TH for all users.
A model that has been around for a few years and continues to score solid reviews from owners is the $70 Black & Decker HH2455. The HedgeHog, as it is known as, has a 3.3 amp motor that is a bit smaller than other top tier models and thus is not quite a heavy-duty unit. However, the 24 inch blades dual action blades can cut through branches up to 3/4-inch although it struggles a bit branches over a half-inch. Two nice features include a lock-on trigger so you don’t have to continuously pull the trigger and a swiveling handle with 5 positions to adjust to awkward positions. It weighs 6.5 pounds and is well balanced so it is pretty easy to use.
We would recommend the HH2455 for all residential users.
A step down in price is the $50 Toro 51490. While it is cheaper than the top 3 units, its performance is not a significant drop off from those 3. It features a 4 amp motor and 22 inch blades that have a cutting capacity of 9/16-inch. Weighing 6.1 pounds it is not too heavy, but it does not have a rotating handle which would have been a nice feature.
Overall if you are looking for a solid mid-tier residential hedge trimmer for less than $50 then this is the perfect choice for you.
The cheapest electric hedge trimmer on our list is the $30 GreenWorks 22102. It is also the best selling electric version on Amazon with a 4.8 star rating. The 2.7 amp motor and 18 inch long blades limit this unit to a cutting capacity of just 3/8-inch.
For light duty trimming around your yard then this inexpensive GreenWorks model will work for you, however if you have thick branches you need to cut through then look elsewhere.
Another cheap option is the $35 Black & Decker TR117. At that price it is a good value for its performance. It has a 3.2 amp motor, 17 inch long blades, and a cutting capacity of 5/8-inch. This unit will not handle thick branches well, but for small shrubs around the yard it is a good choice.