Most hedge trimmers have motors as strong as 8 amps. Perfect for big projects, but a 2,8 amp motor does the trick for light trimming.
Long blades trim quicker and will help you save time if you have a lot of hedges to trim. They are heavier and harder to handle. We prefer shorter blades for their precision during small projects.
Two configurations exist, single-sided teeth or double-sided teeth. Single-sided teeth are safer because they cut away from the user’s body, while the double-sided teeth are more efficient. Left-handed users prefer the latter.
Don’t forget to verify the gaps between the teeth. The more spaced they are, the thicker the branches they can cut are.
Certain models have more than one handle, which increases their maneuverability. Some are adjustable for more comfort and security. Some even come with anti-vibration control, while telescopic handles are perfect for trees and tall shrubs.
The fuel tank
In the case of a gas-powered model, a translucent fuel tank allows you to keep track of the fuel level. Practical for long projects.