If you're looking for a great deal on one of the best hedge trimmers, the Milwaukee Electric Tools 2726-20 FUEL Hedge Trimmer could be just what you need. Like many cordless cutters it's made to use the same batteries as other power tools from the same firm, so if you buy it in its tool-only form and bring your own M18 battery you can save a lot of cash. And you can save even more right now: Amazon has cut 43% from the list price, bringing it down from $334.48 to $190. That's a saving of $144.48.
Electric cordless cutters promise the best of both worlds, giving you the convenience of cord-free power without the downsides of gas: the noise, the smell, the smoke and the environmental footprint. Battery tech has come on leaps and bounds in recent years so it has more stamina for a lower price; models like this one are designed for easy battery swapping, and the same battery design is used across the power tool range so you can have a couple of batteries for a ton of tools.
This particular model strikes a good balance between power and portability: it's good for branches up to 3/4" and runs for up to two hours between charges, but it's small and light enough that it shouldn't weigh you down or tire you out.
Milwaukee Electric Tools 2726-20 FUEL Hedge Trimmer (Bare Tool) |
was $334.49 now $190 at Amazon
Designed for branches up to 3/4" thick and capable of up to two hours cutting from a single charge, this uses the same battery (not included) as other M18 power tools - over 200 of them. That means this Milwaukee cordless hedge trimmer deal helps you keep the cost down and reduce your environmental footprint too. It's a good option for light to medium cutting where you might normally use a gas trimmer.
Price check: Home Depot $199| Best Buy n/a
Milwaukee Electric Tools 2726-20 FUEL Hedge Trimmer: key specifications
There are two key specifications here: the power plant and the blade. The battery is an 18V one, part of the M18 system, and that means it's compatible across the entire Milwaukee M18 range Milwaukee — not just yard tools but also power tools of every conceivable kind, so if you're all in on Milwaukee already you'll be able to swap batteries between your different tools whenever you need to get stuff done.
Battery life is a decent two hours between charges, but remember there's no battery included in this deal: the expectation is that you already have at least one M18 battery and the charger to go with it.
The blades are hardened steel and capable of cutting branches up to 3/4" thick. The motor delivers 3,400 strokes per minute, the gear case is all-metal and there's a blade tip guard to help protect you from flying debris.
This trimmer delivers a good balance between power, portability and manoeuvrability: there's no point buying a much bigger, heavier cutter if you're not going to use that power very often.
More garden tool deals
If you're looking for a pruner rather than (or as well as) a hedge trimmer, ACME Tools has a couple of good options. A DeWalt pruner bundle with one battery is available for $169.00. And, if you already have the DeWalt 20V system, you can get another DeWalt deal by getting just the pruner for $119.00.
If you’re not quite sure if DeWalt is the way to go, there are some other options including this Black and Decker 20V MAX Cordless Pruner Kit currently discounted from $193.55 to $119.00 on this family-owned retailer’s online store.