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Black & Decker HH2455

Est. $70
Reviewed
April 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Black & Decker HH2455

Best electric hedge trimmer

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Rotating handle
  • Power switch locks on/off
Cons
  • Blade cover falls off when stored vertically

Bottom line

The Black & Decker HH2455 is a lightweight, easy-to-use electric trimmer. Inexpensive yet durable, this model makes sense for users who have small yards and only need to use a hedge trimmer occasionally. Its rotating handle and locking trigger switch make it very easy to use.

Performance

Cuts hedges swiftly and easily. Users say that at just 6.5 pounds, the Black & Decker HH2455 electric hedge trimmer is quick, light and easy to move around. "It tackles the smaller branches with ease and makes quick work of a large spread. It handles the larger branches very well too, without bogging down," writes one user at Sears.com.

The HH2455's 24-inch blade gives a nice long reach, and most owners agree that its 3.3-amp motor lives up to the manufacturer's promise of cutting branches up to 3/4 inch in diameter -- although you may have to work through hardened branches slowly; after all, this isn't a chain saw.

Ease of use

Ready to go right out of the box. The Black & Decker HH2455 arrives almost ready to go: Just attach the plastic shield with the provided screw, check the blade, plug it in and begin work. The inline motor means the HH2455 is well-balanced, which in turn can make it feel like its 24-inch reach goes even farther; just remember to keep an eye on your power cord so you don't nick, cut or tangle it as you work. The smooth electric motor not only means less noise but low vibration too, which homeowners with lots of hedges especially enjoy.

Features

Turns on a dime. The Black & Decker HH2455's rotating handle is one of its most popular features; it swings a total of 180 degrees, making it easier for both left- and right-handed workers to use the HH2455 in tight quarters or at awkward angles. Another favorite feature is the locking on/off power switch. It acts as an extra safety measure if you have kids or dogs around, and not having to constantly hold the trigger down means less fatigue as you work. Black & Decker offers a two-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.

Where To Buy
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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

With more than 275 user reviews and an average score of 4.6 stars out of 5, the Black & Decker HH2455 is one of Amazon.com's most popular electric hedge trimmers. Users praise the trimmer's rotating blade, but complain that it doesn't cut thick branches as the manufacturer claims.

Review: Black & Decker HH2455 24-Inch HedgeHog Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2014

2. HomeDepot.com

More than 40 owners review the Black & Decker HH2455 at HomeDepot.com, giving it an average score of 4 stars out of 5 possible. They appreciate the rotating handle, sturdy construction and relatively low amount of vibration during use.

Review: Black & Decker 24 in. 3.3 Amp Hedge Trimmer with Rotating Handle, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of April 2014

3. Sears.com

More than two dozen Sears.com customers give the Black & Decker HH2455 an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 possible. They say it's a good trimmer; favorite features include its rotating rear handle and light weight.

Review: Black & Decker 24 in. HedgeHog High Performance HedgeTrimmer with Rotating Handle, Contributors to Sears.com, As of April 2014

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