Dewalt Hedge Trimmer

Last updated date: April 3, 2019

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In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Dewalt Dewalt Hedge Trimmer placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
238 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Guard blade easily handles thick branches.
- BestReviews
April 18, 2019 | Full review
The controls are large and easy to manipulate. You would have no issues using it with a thick pair of work gloves. The trigger is locked with a simple thumb switch which is easy to release no matter what angle you’re holding the trimmer. This is a good example of DeWalt’s minimalist yet effective design choices.
- Pro Tool Reviews
September 24, 2015 | Full review
The DEWALT DCHT860M1 has 22-inch, dual-action blades and gets double the work done, thanks to its dual cutting mechanism. The laser-cut blade gives a fine finish whatever the hedge orientation.
- Wise Pick
December 25, 2018 | Full review
Hooked-tooth blade for sawing branches up to 0.75 inches in diameter. It has Xenon housing for longevity and reliability. The weight of 11.9 lbs for improved handling and control and wrap around back up handle for better grip.
- The 10 Pro
January 16, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Heavy: Could lead to user fatigue over time.
- BestReviews
April 18, 2019 | Full review
The body is all hard plastic housing, nothing fancy, but nothing rattles or feels cheap. It’s just not as comfortable in your hand as it could be with more rubberized overmolding (see below where this isn’t necessarily a disadvantage)
- Pro Tool Reviews
September 24, 2015 | Full review
The hedge trimmer weighs 11.9 lbs with the battery on and may begin to feel heavy as you use it longer.
- Wise Pick
December 25, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The DEWALT DCHT860M1 40V Max Hedge Trimmer, 4AH features a 22-inch laser cut with dual action blades and a 3/4-inch cutting gap. The hardened blades allow for long life with lasting sharpness and a precise cut. The hooked-tooth guard blade is great for fast cutting on branches up to 3/4-Inch thick. This trimmer offers a wrap-around auxiliary handle for comfortable grip in multiple cutting orientations and a safety lock for controlled/fast actuation. It has a removable top cover for easy access to brushes and a removable gear case cover for easy exchange of blades. The 40v Lithium Ion battery features a state of charge indicator that allows you to see the amount of battery time you have left to use; up to 70 minutes of runtime on a single charge. The Xenoy housing gives superior durability and impact resistance.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Craftsman Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Dewalt Hedge Trimmer
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Garcare Corded Pole Hedge Trimmer
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Greenworks Corded Hedge Trimmer
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Greenworks Corded Hedge Trimmer
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Craftsman WeedWacker™ Gas Trimmer
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Poulan Pro Fixed Line Head String Trimmer
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 2

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