Benefits of electric hedge trimmers

Both petrol and electric hedge trimmers have their pros and cons but there are a number of key benefits that electric hedge trimmers have over their petrol counterparts.

When buying a hedge trimmer you will see a number of products on the market to choose from. The choices are endless, but one of the biggest questions is; do I need a petrol or electric hedge trimmer?

EasiCut Cordless 420

Petrol or Electric?

One of the key advantages that electric hedge trimmers have over petrol, is that they are ‘plug and go’ machines. All you need to do is plug it in, or place the battery into the hedge trimmer and it’s ready to use.

Petrol hedge trimmers aren’t so easy - they require a lot more maintenance. For example, you need to add oil and fuel into the machine in the correct ratios and quantities, or risk damaging the hedge trimmer. Using an electric hedge trimmer removes the risks associated with storing petrol and removes the risk of you spilling petrol on your grass and turning it brown. Electric powered products are also much more environmentally friendly and typically lighter than petrol models.

Cordless hedge trimmers like the Flymo EasiCut Cordless 450 are powered using batteries. This provides you with the freedom to roam around your garden without the trailing cables, just like a petrol trimmer.

Key Benefits

One key benefit of an electric hedge trimmer is that they are much quieter than petrol machines. This means that you are less likely to disturb the neighbours when maintaining your hedges, and it removes the need (in most cases) to wear ear protectors when in use.

One of the benefits of Flymo’s cordless product range is that the batteries are interchangeable between products. This means that you can use the battery from your grass trimmer in your hedge trimmer as well (where voltages match). You can also buy additional spare batteries if needed. This helps increase the run / cut time of your hedge trimmer as you can have one battery on charge when using the other.

electric hedge trimmer

Where can I buy an electric hedge trimmer?

Flymo has wide range of corded and cordless hedge trimmers available to buy. These can be purchased via the Official Flymo Webshop or at most good high street retailers and local garden centres.
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Flymo EasiCut Cordless 420
EasiCut Cordless 420
Voltage 18 V
Weight 2.7 kg
Knife Length 42 cm
Flymo EasiCut Cordless 500
EasiCut Cordless 500
Voltage 24 V
Weight 2.9 kg
Knife Length 50 cm
Flymo SabreCut XT Cordless
Flymo SabreCut Cordless XT
Voltage 18 V
Weight 4.7 kg
Knife Length 42 cm