Good hedge trimmers are manufactured with good ergonomic design in mind. Hedge trimmers must provide a high quality cutting performance that will make your hedges look fantastic. The higher the quality of hedge trimmers, the more it will make you an expert in sculpting a hedge into a work of art. It must be delicate enough to allow you to shape the hedge into whatever you want it to look like as well as being durable enough to trim wild hedges. An ideal hedge trimmer must be light enough to allow you to effortlessly trim your hedges. A quality and popular hedge trimmer is the Black And Decker – HH2455 model.
Black And Decker – HH2455 – Product Features and Specifications
- Has a 24 inch precision ground dual-action blade for 40% less vibration compared to single action blades
- Can cut up to ¾ inch thick branches with its hardened steel shearing blades
- Has an 180-degree rear-rotating handle for ideal hand position when cutting vertically or horizontally, even sculpting!
- Has extra-long reach design for a variety of trimming tasks
- Built with a powerful motor for better balance, control and accurate trimming
- Comes with a built-in cord retainer to keep the extension intact for hassle-free, sustained use.
- Has a lock-on switch for continuous use and a lock-off switch as a safety feature to prevent accidental start up.
- Provides ease of use with its soft grip handle and lightweight design
- Allows for greater control through the full bale handle with multiple grip options
There are so many hedge trimmers in the market, making it quite difficult to decide which one is best for your garden. Before you read on this review for the Black And Decker – HH2455, here are two things to consider: the size of your garden and the thickness of the branches to be trimmed. This will be explained in detail in the next paragraphs.
This hedge trimmer is nicknamed the Hedgehog Hedge Trimmer because of its size. It is lightweight at only 6.5 pounds and easy to use. In fact, it is ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box. First, attach the plastic shield with the provided screw. Then check the blade, plug it in, and start trimming those hedges. Because of its weight, the hedge trimmer is recommended for those who have small yards and those who do not trim their hedges often.
Possibly the best feature of the Black And Decker hedge trimmer is built with a 24 inch pre-hardened steel dual action blade. This extra length allows it to easily cover a larger area of hedges. The dual action blade makes it easier and maybe even quicker for some to trim hedges because vibration from the trimmer is lesser compared to single blade models. Together with it being lightweight, this hedge trimmer is not as difficult to carry and use around the yard compared to other shorter, single blade models.
Black and Decker guarantees that the HH2455 can cut branches of up to ¾ of an inch. This is where the second factor in choosing this item comes in. Although some have complained that their units broke down easily, it can only be speculated that probably the branches they were trimming were thicker or they overused it. That is why it best to check the types of branches present in your yard. Young saplings are easier to trim compared to more mature yards or older shrubs. Those who have reviewed the Hedgehog Trimmer agree that this model works best for light use and not for heavy-duty trimming. Consumer reports suggest going slow on thicker branches.
Another interesting feature of the Black And Decker Hedgehog Hedge Trimmer is its handle that rotates. It can actually move about 180 degrees which makes it comfortable to use for either left or right-handed users when trimming at unusual angles or edges. In fact, you can use this hedge trimmer when cutting vertically without any problem at all, just adjust the settings from among the five options available.
In addition, the Hedgehog Trimmer uses a 3.3 Amp motor to complement its sleek, handy design. This allows for more control, more cutting precision, and better balance. The manufacturers, Black and Decker, actually reduced the gear in its motor to make this model more durable.
The hedge trimmer has a safety feature in the form of its lock on, lock off power switch. The lock on switch allows you to operate the hedge trimmer without having to constantly press on the trigger. The lock off switch assures you that children, even pets will not easily nor accidentally turn on the hedge trimmer. Be careful also of the electric cord, which some users have commented on, for being not as handy as a battery-powered hedge trimmer. This model actually has a cord retainer that keeps the cord in place while being used in the garden. Just be aware of where you are going as you trim the hedges, so that the cord does not tangle up.
The Black And Decker – HH2455 Hedgehogs Hedge Trimmer is inexpensively priced, depending on where you purchase it. It even comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty on defects in materials and/or workmanship. Consider getting this for your garden. Your arms, hands, and hedges will thank you for it.