Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyG Trigger issues
The battery had to be repeatedly installed to make a connection. The trigger was not consistent . very heavy. repeatedly stopped working while in use
January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich WELL BUILT MACHINE
The Echo 58-volt hedge trimmer is all about quality - from the precision ground blades to safety switches, a safety bar in the "bow" handle and a thumb switch just above the trigger. It is well balanced and quite powerful, once you get used to allowing a couple of seconds for the motor to come up to full speed. All in all, it does a good job - without being tethered by a cord or inhaling exhaust fumes.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pappy Full size and High power
The first thing you notice about this hedge trimmer is its large size - a full 24" blade. Its overall built is quite substantial and you get the sense of quality and durability. No cord and no gas means less maintenance and ease of mobility. So simple to use: squeeze the trigger to turn on; release trigger to stop! At 58 volts this is one powerful tool as I found out with it zipping through my dwarf youpon hedge and my dwarf Nellie R Steven hollies. Their branches range from 1/8" to 1/4" and were no challenge to tackle. When you squeeze the handles to start, you notice it takes a second or two for it to hit full speed and then it runs at full throttle. It's much quieter than I expected especially with it being so powerful. I took off a star for "ease of use" due to it being a little heavy which limited my ability to hold it up over my head to cut the taller branches. Other than that, I can find no other faults with this great hedge trimmer.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Texas Cordless without compromise
With a whopping 58v of lithium ion battery power, this cordless hedge trimmer tackles the biggest of jobs. No more unrolling extension cords, dragging them around the garden, and rolling them back up afterwards.
I was able to trim a total of 12 large privet hedges located all around a 5,000 sq ft ranch house, on a single charge. Normally I have to use 3 different power outlets, with a 50 foot extension cord, but I accomplished this without any cords at all! The unit is about 2 to 3 lbs heavier than my corded electric trimmer, due to the battery, but this was easily compensated for by not having to pull an extension cord around the property. The lack of a need for a power cord also meant I could easily get the trimmer up on top of some 7ft tall privets without the cord getting tangled in them.
The controls are very intuitive, with the safety switch on the main handle and a trigger on the grip. Grab the handle and the grip, squeeze, and the trimmer springs to life.
Trimming 12 privates used to take about an hour, it took just 35 minutes with this cordless trimmer. MY time is valuable, and this trimmer will pay for itself in the amount of time it saves.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy As Powerful As a Gas Hedge Trimmer, 5 Year Warranty, Long Runtime, 24" Trimmer Bar
This new 58 volt cordless hedge trimmer by Echo is simply the best.
We all know Echo makes great gas powered outdoor tools, and now they have added 58 volt cordless tools to the line.
If you were looking to get rid of your gas power outdoor lawn equipment, you can't go wrong with this line from Echo.
Out of the box assembly takes less than 5 minutes. You have to take the blade guard off, charge the battery and begin working. That's it.
Charging the included 2 amp hour battery takes about 30 minutes with the Echo computerized charger. The charger can be left on a table, or wall mounted for convenience, it has lights to tell you when your charge in complete and if the battery is up to snuff or if it's defective. The battery has a four light power gauge letting you know when you need a charge.
The throttle is single speed, ensuring you're always at the correct speed for clean cutting of branches and leaves. If it had a low speed you run the risk of tearing branches and jamming the cutter head. A single speed unit like this is best.
The trimmer head is a big 24 inches long, letting you get a straight edge on even the biggest hedges. It can cut branches up to 3/4" thick and went through the 1/4 inch gnarly branches on our lilac bush like a hot knife through butter. Being electric I can use it at ANY angle and not worry about the motor quitting or dripping gas out the cap when going sideways down a shrub or using it on a ladder. I love that.
Maintenance can be performed by the user. From oiling the cutter head blades daily with machine oil, and also greasing the large gear box using the access hole.
The entire assembly feels well built, with no cheap gimmicky feeling like many electric outdoor tools have. Every area that should be reinforced with metal is.
This machine has plenty of power for trimming all types of hedges and the 2 amp hour battery lasts nearly as long as a tank of fuel on a gas hedge trimmer. It matches the power output of any gas trimmer in the 24 inch size, maybe even better since electric is instant power and very high torque, not to mention far more quiet.
It feels well balanced in the hands, not overly heavy and I like that I can do all the maintenance myself.
Echo gives this a five year warranty for home users and a two year warranty for commercial/pro use. Outstanding.
I think this new line of 58 volts tools is top notch and I'm glad I have them. I may honestly never have to use my corded trimmer again.
January 31, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie cuts nice
Bought April 27 you need to make things that a woman
can handle that hedge trimmer was so heavy I had to return it I was very disappointed cause l liked everything else about it I called the number to speak to someone about the product and felt that message would not get passed on there's more women doing lawn care and could use products that you have that would work for us I hope you will give it a little thought I would like to use your products in near future
May 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner of two homes Echo 58 Volt Hedge Trimmer
This hedge trimmer replaced my old corded hedge trimmer that I'd had since 1974. With the corded hedge trimmer I always had to be careful not to cut the cord and it lacked the power to effectively cut my shrubs. This new battery powered Echo easily cuts through most of my shrubs and makes hedge trimming a breeze. I especially like not having to use long extension cords to trim shrubs hundreds of feet from from my house. The only drawback is that it is a little heavy so taking occasional breaks is a good thing. I give out before the battery does. It's about the same weight as the gasoline hedge trimmers but you don't have the hassle of dealing with mixing gasoline and emptying the tank after each use so the carborator doesn't clog. This Echo 56 Volt Hedge Trimmer is ready anytime I want to touch up some shrubs because the battery holds a charge for months at a time. Great product.
May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RGC42 The best replacement
I have used the trimmer three times and have yet to run out of battery power. The last time was for over 2 hours and it still had two lights on the indicator. It is so quiet compared to my gas powered trimmer and I think the cutting power is even better. So much less clean up time as well, no gas or oil smell. Very pleased.
May 7, 2016