Gas hedge trimmer
Gas hedge trimmers give you both power and mobility, but they cost and weigh more than electric models, and you breathe in fumes at close range while using them. In this class, experts and owners recommend the Echo HC-150 and other Echo gas-powered hedge trimmers. Tests indicate Echo trimmers' double-reciprocating blades make clean cuts through branches and thick shrubbery without jamming or slowing. However, the Echo HC-150 weighs about 11 pounds, and like most gas hedge trimmers, it's noisy enough that hearing protection is recommended. Its anti-vibration handles help minimize user fatigue. Echo backs its hedge trimmers with a five-year warranty for homeowners.