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 who only need to use a hedge trimmer occasionally.
Cuts hedges swiftly and easily. Users praise the Black & Decker HH2455 for making their hedge trimming chores a breeze. It's best suited for cutting branches up to ¾ inch in diameter, according to the manufacturer, although most users say it struggles with anything larger than ½ inch in diameter. On particularly overgrown hedges and long grasses, the blades tend to tear through vegetation, rather than cut it smoothly.
Regardless, users are still very satisfied with this model's performance over a number of seasons' use. They especially appreciate the rotating handle and low vibration. Black & Decker offers a two-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.
Ready to go right out of the box. Operation couldn't be simpler, owner say; simply attach the plastic shield with a provided screw, check the blade; plug in and begin trimming. The rotating handle allows gardeners to trim greenery in tight spaces, such as near a fence or a wall of the house. Users also love the locking power switch, which eliminates the need to keep the trigger depressed while operating the trimmer, reducing fatigue.
Quieter than gas trimmers. The HH2455 may not be whisper-quiet, but users say it's surprisingly subdued when compared to gas-powered hedge trimmers and other electric models. The smooth electric motor not only means less noise but low vibrations, which homeowners with lots of hedges especially enjoy. Some reviewers say they use earplugs while using the HH2455; the industry recommendation is to use eye and hearing protection when operating any power tools.
With more than 120 user reviews averaging 4.5 stars, the Black & Decker HH2455 hedge trimmer is Amazon's top-ranked seller in this product category. Users praise the trimmer's rotating blade, but complain the model doesn't cut thick branches as the manufacturer claims.
Review: Black & Decker HH2455 24-Inch HedgeHog Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
Consumer review site Buzzillions.com lists about 40 mostly favorable reviews from users of the Black & Decker HH22455. While users say the machine is well balanced and easy to use, they dispute the manufacturer's assertion it can trim ¾-inch thick branches. Users also praise the rotating handle.
Review: Black & Decker 24 In. Hedge Hog Hedge Trimmer, Contributors of Buzzillions.com, As of June 2013
About 20 shoppers review the Black & Decker HH22455. They appreciate the rotating handle, sturdy construction and relatively low amount of vibration during use. Some report needing to replace the machine after a few seasons' use.
Review: BLACK & DECKER 24 in. 3.3 Amp Hedge Trimmer with Rotating Handle, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of June 2013
Sears.com customers say the Black & Decker HH22455 is good trimmer, and give it an average 4.5-star rating (out of 5). They like the rotating blade and its light weight. Some reviews here are also featured on Buzzillions.com.
Review: Black & Decker 24 in. Hedge Trimmer with Rotating Handle, Contributors to Sears.com, As of June 2013
In this comparative review, Michael Cimicata places the Black & Decker HH2455 at the top of his hedgers list because of its rotating handle and dual action blades. He also reviews the Earthwise HT10024, as well as models from Greenworks and Remington. Review criteria are not specified.
Review: Buying the Best Electric Hedge Trimmer To Landscape Your Home, Michael Cimicata, May 14, 2013