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Hedge Trimmers: Expert and User Reviews

By: Carl Laron on April 25, 2017

Hedge Trimmers: Ratings of Sources

Roy Berendsohn, Apr. 10, 2015
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Popular Mechanics tests cordless hedge trimmers by trimming yews, boxwoods and a tall, 60-foot hedge. These are the four top trimmers. All have their strengths and weaknesses. A top pick is named, but the competition isn't far behind. Though this article is a couple of years old, all but one of the models tested remain available.

Editors of ProToolReviews.com, As of April 2017
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ProToolReviews.com has a host of reviews of landscaping equipment, including hedge trimmers. All reviews are written by landscapers and other gardening professionals. The quality of the reviews can vary, but all are hands on and provide good insights. The reviews are scattered among those for other gardening tools, so you'll need to scroll or search to see if a hedge trimmer you are interested in is covered, if it is, it's worth the effort.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2017
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Amazon.com stocks a wide range of hedge trimmers, and several models receive hundreds of user comments, with a few garnering well over a thousand. User reviews here are often more detailed than found on similar sites, and all are unique to Amazon.com. This is an excellent site for learning about ease of use in real-world settings, as well as any long-term issues.

Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of April 2017
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Do-it-yourself retailer HomeDepot.com sells many power tools, including hedge trimmers. Shoppers are able to leave reviews for products and browse other people's feedback before purchasing an item. Many reviews are from HomeDepot.com users, others are originally posted on manufacturer websites and can be seen elsewhere as well. Still, HomeDepot.com offers a good reflection on the long-term, real-world use of hedge trimmers.

Contributors to Lowes.com, As of April 2017
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Like HomeDepot.com, hardware and home-improvement retailer Lowes.com offers customers the option to review products listed on the site. There are fewer reviews here than at other home and garden retailers, and, again, some reviews are taken from manufacturer sites, but feedback tends to be thorough and honest.

Dale Vogelsanger and contributors to StringTrimmersDirect.com, As of April 2017
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StringTrimmersDirect.com is an online retailer of all sorts of lawn and garden equipment, including hedge trimmers. Just under 55 models are listed, though most only have limited feedback, all reviews here look to be from the site's users. Product expert Dale Vogelsanger also weighs in with his take on which hedge trimmers are recommended along with brief comments on pluses, but there's no indication of how those recommendations were reached and if any testing was done.

Contributors to Sears.com, As of April 2017
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Sears.com is a popular destination for many types of tools, including hedge trimmers. The website offers shoppers the option of sharing their experiences of products they own. Lots of hedge trimmers are listed, though only a few of the models are sold by Sears itself. This is the best destination to read reviews of Craftsman hedge trimmers.

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