Lightweight Hedge Trimmer for Ladies: An Honest Woman’s Review

In the Garden Sue Jun 14, 2023
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Lightweight Hedge trimmer for Ladies

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Lightweight Hedge Trimmer for Ladies:

An Honest Woman’s Review


EGO, Hedge Trimmer


A review of the EGO Cordless Power Hedge trimmer


Last year, we decided to purchase a new hedge trimmer. We had a Stihl 2 stroke gas hedge trimmer for years. It was known to be a powerful hedge trimmer and frankly it did a great job. The problem for me was my husband always needed to be around to help me start it, and we changed the fuel/oil mix every time we used it. You see, the hedge trimmer needs a new fuel/oil mix if you are not using the trimmer frequently. On average we used it once or twice a year, so every time we needed fresh fuel. As a woman, I wanted something lighter and ready for use at a moment's notice I could do on my own.  We decided to purchase the EGO cordless hedge trimmer. Here is my honest review:


Let’s talk about the Advertised features:

  • 1 inch cut capacity for shrub branches

  • High efficiency brushless motor:  longer run time, low vibrations and an extended motor life

  • 24 inch trimmer with dual-action, hardened steel reciprocating blades

  • Fully serviceable blades to make sharpening quick and easy

  • Electric brake stops blade action quickly for improved control

  • 5-year limited warranty

  • Compatible with all EGO POWER+ ARC Lithium™ batteries 

    • Charger and battery can be bought separately or with the trimmer

    • Fast Charge time:

Charges in 30 minutes with EGO Power+ Rapid Charger

Charges in 50 minutes with EGO Power+ Standard Charger

  • 3 year limited warranty on battery

  • 60 minute cut time with a single charge

  • Light weight of 11.9 lbs 


EGO cordless hedge trimmer



Pros (in my opinion):

  • Light weight: 11.9 pounds with battery

  • quiet 

  • It uses the same battery as the EGO blower, chainsaw, weed trimmer and pole saw

  • Can buy it with or without battery and charger

  • Lasts 60 minutes of continuous run time-we can do our whole yard in the spring without a recharge

  • No fuel, no mess

  • Quick to start: just slide the battery on and push the two trigger buttons to turn on

  • Long arm of trimmer: trims bigger bushes

  • Great safety feature to decrease injury: multipoint trigger to start: needs two hands on different triggers to start

  • Hole at the end of the snout to hang it for storage

  • Safety cover for storage 

  • Charge time is fast


Cons (in my opinion): 


  • I had to get use to counter balancing for the weight of the battery in the rear when I was trimming.

  • A little heavy for reaching overhead jobs- good thing my shrubs are not that tall



Overall, my recommendation is that this was an excellent buy for us. As a woman who likes to be very independent, I shy away from equipment and tools with pull starts because I find them difficult for me to start. Well, there is no pull start with this one! With this cordless hedge trimmer, I can slip the battery on and start trimming immediately. We loved this trimmer so much we purchased the EGO chainsaw(Amazon link),and just told my husband the EGO cordless blower (Amazon link) be a great Mother’s Day present. I know, I know, I am a crazy gardener that loves garden tools instead of jewelry…


I give this Lightweight EGO Cordless Hedge Trimmer a 9.9/10 recommendation!!

Battery and Charger sold separately:

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Disclosure:  Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links, which can provide compensation to me at no cost to you if you decide to purchase. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases.