My dad has accidently sliced through the hedge trimmer cord more times than he would care to admit, it is easily done but none the less entirely frustrating. The answer – go cordless!
The HT 3.0 is the latest Cordless Hedge Trimmer to come from Gtech, upgraded with a tougher and thicker blade to handle more in your garden. The HT 3.0 uses a 18V Lithium-ion rechargeable battery which can be charged either on or off the hedge cutter. It is also interchangeable with the Gtech GT 4.0 Grass Trimmer, giving you double the run time for larger gardens. A full charge will deliver up to 60 minutes worth of run time with no cables to watch out for or extension leads to drag across the garden, the high torque 18V motor provides an impressive level of power. The lightweight 2.47kg balanced design makes it comfortable to hold and move about, the adjustable cutting head rotates to 135° and will cut flat along the top of the hedge up to 10ft high, combined with its lightweight making it easy to raise up above the head and control.
This trimmer can get through stems up to 15mm thick, making it suitable for most trimming and garden maintenance tasks but it will struggle with thicker hedges. However, there is an optional branch cutter attachment available for an additional £24.99 which can cut through branches up to 60mm thick, giving you even more power in the garden. The battery takes 4 hours to recharge and the built in LED display lets you know how much battery is left. The added safety switch means that one side of the safety switch must be pressed in with the one-handed power trigger to start this trimmer, preventing it from accidently being switched on when picked up or being transported about. The HT 3.0 is a great addition to the garden shed, easy to handle and with powerful cutting. It takes a while to charge up so it is worth checking the battery levels before starting a job. It is a little more expensive but when you add up the costs of all those replacement trimmers after slicing through cables its much better economically, so if that doesn’t convince you, then choose it for the cord free freedom and impressive performance. RRP £199.99
- Impressive performance
- Optional branch cutter attachment
- 10ft reach for cutting the top of the hedge
- Safety switch
- Up to 60minutes battery life
- Comfortable to handle
- LED battery indicator
- Won’t cut through more than 15mm without attachment
- Takes four hours to fully charge