The Earthwise HT10024 is built to last, with a high cutting speed that makes short work of tough trimming jobs. However, it's slightly noisier and heavier than other electric hedge trimmers.
Speedy, heavy-duty trimming. The Earthwise HT10024 is slightly heavier than other trimmers in this category, but users say it feels balanced in their hands. The 24-inch blade can slice through greenery at 3,500 cutting strokes per minute and ¾ of an inch in thickness. "My neighbor thought I had a professional gardener trim my shrubs," one Amazon reviewer writes. Another adds, "It does the job well thanks to (a) long blade and powerful motor." The Earthwise HT10024 carries a two-year limited warranty.
Lightweight. Users say the Earthwise HT10024 is relatively lightweight, and the cord's placement on the body of the machine keeps it well away from the cutting blades. However, some Amazon users complain that the oversized grips and lack of a lock-on switch may make it uncomfortable for extensive trimming jobs. Some owners also complain about the lack of a lock on the trigger, meaning you have hold it down while trimming, which can cause fatigue.
Not the quietest. Several users call the Earthwise HT10024 loud. "This is an excellent trimmer but is a little noisy," writes one Overstock.com shopper, who recommends using ear protection while trimming. However, most users say the quick trimmer speed is worth the noise, because it makes trimming jobs shorter. "I cut my 100 feet of 6-foot-high hedges in an hour," one user writes. Another reports, "it is tough and makes a tedious job quick and easy.
The Earthwise HT10024 is well liked by most of 40-odd owners who leave reviews. Users say the model performs well, leaving hedges looking professionally trimmed.
Review: Earthwise HT10024 24-Inch 3.8 Amp Electric Hedge Trimmer, Contributors of Amazon.com, As of June 2013
The Earthwise HT10024 wins favorable reviews from more than 15 shoppers at Overstock.com. Users appreciate the trimmer's design, which keeps the cord from tangling while trimming foliage.
Review: Earthwise 24-inch AC Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of June 2013
A handful of contributors on HomeDepot.com give the Earthwise HT10024 mostly good reviews, despite its lack of a locking trigger switch.
Review: Earthwise 24 in. 3.8 Amp Corded Electric Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of June 2013
In this comparative review, Michael Cimicata puts the Black & Decker HH2455 at the top of his hedge trimmer list, but the Earthwise also gets points for its light weight. Other trimmers reviewed include models from Greenworks and Remington. Review criteria are not listed.
Review: Buying the Best Electric Hedge Trimmer To Landscape Your Home, Michael Cimicata, May 14, 2013