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Black & Decker LHT2436B cordless hedge trimmer review

The Black & Decker LHT2436B is a popular cordless hedge trimmer that can take on a large volume of trimming tasks per battery charge.

Black & Decker LHT2436B cordless hedge trimmer
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Our Verdict

The Black & Decker LHT2436B is a good cordless hedge trimmer that's quiet and

For

  • Battery-powered and low-emission
  • Quiet running
  • Powerful for an electric model

Against

  • Precise, but not as powerful as gas trimmers

The Black & Decker LHT2436B is a popular cordless hedge trimmer that can take on a large volume of trimming tasks per battery charge and can handle tougher vegetation than many other cordless models. 

Since it is battery-powered, you do not need to worry about fuel emissions, and it operates at a quieter level than gas-powered hedge trimmers. If you want a noise reducing gas hedge trimmer, check out the Husqvarna 122HD60 or read our full round up of the best hedge trimmers

Black & Decker LHT2436B cordless hedge trimmer: What you need to know

This Black & Decker LHT2436B hedge trimmer's 40-volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery has a long running time that allows you to get plenty of yardwork done. It can handle as much as 6,000 square feet of hedge trimming on one battery charge. 

It has an indicator panel so you can see how much battery power you have at any point with the push of a button. In addition, the charger that comes with the trimmer displays a flashing light while the battery is charging so you can tell the battery's status during that process.

When you first get the trimmer out of the box, it takes eight hours to charge for the first use. After that, an hour of charging should bring it to full capacity. The fully charged battery can run for approximately 45 minutes, which is sufficient time to trim the vegetation in average-sized yards.

Black & Decker LHT2436 cordless hedge trimmer

The Black & Decker LHT2436 has a 24-inch dual-action blade, which requires fewer passes over vegetation than the common 20-inch blades. (Image credit: Amazon)

The 24-inch dual-action blades can slice through branches measuring up to 0.7500 inches and produce 2,400 cutting strokes per minute, which is enough to cut through somewhat tough and dense stems without difficulty. The LHT2436 provides clean, precise trims. Also, the blades have been designed so that there is minimal vibration while you're are trimming. 

The Black & Decker LHT2436B's Power Drive function means that you can cut twice as much hedge in half the time - a good bonus for an electric hedge trimmer as these aren't typically as powerful as a gas model. 

The wrap-around front handle gives you a solid and comfortable grip whether you are holding it vertically or horizontally to groom the sides or tops of hedges. However, the handle is fixed so you cannot rotate it. Rotation would afford you an even greater level of comfort while you work.

Because this hedge trimmer is cordless, you won't need to worry about extension cables and you can work far away from your house, providing you've got plenty of battery. Another added benefit is that this hedge trimmer is easy to start. There's no pull cord and extensive effort needed to get this model started. You also won't need to buy oil and gas or mix the two to power this hedge trimmer. 

Should you try the Black & Decker LHT2436B cordless hedge trimmer? 

Weighing in at 6.9 pounds, thie Black & Decker LHT2436B cordless hedge trimmer is relatively light, so you can easily trim hedges, shrubs and other vegetation without overexertion. You also do not have to contend with maneuvering an electrical cord around the yard as you work.

For a cordless hedge trimmer, the LHT2436B's power level compares nicely with the robust capabilities of electric hedge trimmers. The dual-action capability reduces the vibration as you work, which means you experience less muscle fatigue.

The Black & Decker LHT2436B is fast and strong for a cordless hedge trimmer, able to handle moderately tough vegetation with reasonable ease. Its comfortable weight and clean-slicing blades add to this convenience.