The commercial-grade Little Wonder 1920 has a 19-inch blade and adjustable front handle for shaping hedges. Similar models have 24- and 30-inch blades. All have features to reduce vibration and fatigue. For safer operation, both hands must depress buttons on the handles, or the blade stops abruptly within half a second. If you need a powerful trimmer but don't want to be tethered to a cord, reviewers recommend the Black & Decker NHT518 (Est. $100) , which runs on a rechargeable battery.
ConsumerGuide.com names the Little Wonder 1920 a Best Buy, though editors point out that it's expensive compared with other electric trimmers. The accompanying review doesn't compare it against competing models, either. The Little Wonder is also included in comparison testing of six hedge trimmers conducted by Popular Mechanics magazine in 2004.
ConsumerGuide.com names the Little Wonder 1920 a Best Buy. The review praises its safety features and performance, noting that its high-carbon-steel blades should be durable and require relatively infrequent sharpening. The only downside noted is its cost relative to that of other electric hedge trimmers.
Review: Expert Review: Little Wonder 1920 Hedge Trimmer, Editors of ConsumerGuide.com, May 1, 2007
The 19-inch Little Wonder 1920 (*Est. $280) is tested along with four other electric hedge trimmers plus one cordless model. Each is evaluated on cutting power, cut quality, safety features, and ergonomics. The Little Wonder 1920 outperforms every other trimmer in the test; editors note that it can handle up to half-inch branches with ease. This older review is archived at Highbeam.com.
Review: Hedge Hoggers: We Test Six Hedge Trimmers for Power, Convenience and Safety, Joe Provey, Aug. 1, 2004