This hedge trimmer is a good bet for gardeners who want the flexibility of a cordless trimmer married to the power and long-working life of a gas trimmer without breaking the bank. However, users who tire easily should opt for a lighter model.
Professional quality. Most users love the way the Poulan Pro PP2822 cuts through their dense shrubbery but are disappointed by its hefty weight and that the venting exhaust spews in the their face. Users attest, the trimmer can take on tough jobs like holly bushes and complete them in a fraction of the time of an electric model. It "packs a lot of power for its size," the FavoriteFixtures.com reviewer enthuses. Poulan provides a two-year warranty on parts and labor, but some owners find the company's telephone customer service to be unhelpful.
On the heavy side. Users say the Poulan Pro PP2822 works great right out of the box. Like a lot of gas-powered hedge trimmers, the Poulan is pretty hefty, so it may not be a good choice for consumers who lack upper body strength.
No trigger lock leads to noisy revving. Users mostly praise the power of this Poulan Pro hedge trimmer, and a stronger model usually requires a noisier engine. One reviewer at Lowes.com notes he prefers electric trimmers to this model because the lack of a trigger lock caused him to rev the engine frequently. While this was fine for the performance of the machine, it could be annoying for neighbors or others within earshot. Manufacturers recommend using eye and ear protection with every hedge trimmer model.
In about 40 reviews, contributors to Amazon.com award the Poulan Pro PP2822 hedge trimmer mostly positive comments. While its heavy, powerful engine makes it harder to carry around the garden, reviewers say it shortens actual trimming time. Some complain about exhaust blowing in users' faces while they work.
Review: Poulan Pro PP2822 22-Inch 28cc 2 Cycle Gas Powered Dual Sided Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
In 39 reviews on Lowes.com, 64 percent say they would recommend the Poulan Pro PP2822 to a friend and award it 3.6 out of 5 stars. The most common complaints focus on the machines' weight.
Review: Poulan Pro 28cc 2-Cycle 22-in Dual Blade Gas Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Lowes.com, As of June 2013
Reviewer Mark Freeman compares the Poulan Pro PP2822 with other gas-powered hedge trimmers, the Poulan Pro 25HHT and the WeedEater GHT195, but doesn't make a final recommendation. He concludes all three trimmers may be "best" for the right user.
Review: Best Gas Powered Hedge Trimmers Reviews 2013, Mark Freeman, May 23, 2013
About 10 reviewers on the PoulanPro.com site give the PP2822 mixed reviews. While users say the model cuts well, they were dissatisfied with the weight, carburetor malfunctions, exhaust direction, and after-sales service. Overall, however they report being pleased with the durability of the product.
Review: Poulan Pro PP2822 Hedge Trimmer with 22 in. Dual Action Blade, Contributors to TractorSupply.com, As of June 2013