Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 79
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Mastadruma The most versatile, go-anywhere, cordless, earth-friendly Trimmer!
I opened my new EGO 56V Lithium-Ion Battery Powered Hedge Trimmer and was extremely excited. There aren't any major assembly steps or the need to read an extensive manual. Super simple and easy! I took the battery and charged it up. That took about 25 minutes. Once charged, I clicked the battery into the hedge trimmer and went to work. That simple!
Out of the box: There are 4 pieces that come in the box. The hedge trimmer, blade cover, battery, and charger. Simply packed in a simple box.
I took some pictures, please see below. Also, check out my video as I trim the hedge behind my house.
I hope this helps you. I TOTALLY recommend this trimmer. I don't think that i'll use my other trimmer now that I have the new EGO. It's SO LIGHT! I can take it anywhere!
The best thing about it is the safety feature of the dual-handle system. The blades cannot engage if both handles aren't depressed. There is a forehand front grip and a rear hand grip. If you see in my video, I demonstrate how both need to be pressed in order to engage the blades.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Catmando Suprisingly Tough
Received the Hedge Trimmer a couple of weeks ago and used it on some moderate hedges and it worked quite well. I had some tough overgrown rosemary to trim back with some heavy branches (1/2 inches plus in diameter) and this machine cut through them with relative ease. Even had some branches catch obliquely in the teeth but the cutting teeth bar sprung right back. Impressed with the toughness of the unit as well as the battery life. When I finished the cutting, the battery still had the green light on the battery indicator (after 1/2 hour of tough cutting). A real tool and not a toy!
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by sacherjj Best hedge trimmer for my needs that I have ever used.
Basics of the trimmer. 56V 2Ah battery, which is much larger than you might be used to with typical power drills and the like. It integrates well with the body and the trimmer balances well. There are two switches (see pictures) a grip main trigger, where many use finger triggers, and a safety trigger around the second hand grip. I worried that you would have to pull up in the center of the circular grip, but the design is well done and enables the switch at any place you can grip. This makes hand grip position very flexible and makes cutting more ergonomic. I also like that you can release either of the two trigger switches to stop the blade without removing the other. Then making the switch again restarts. The main grip trigger is less fatiguing than a finger based trigger can get over a long use.
There is only one thing that seemed weird at first, but I quickly adjusted to it. When the switches are made, it takes just under a second before the cutters move. This is like an electronic soft start. It really isn't any different than a gas motor reving up on a gas trimmer or string trimmer.
This is the third type of hedge trimmer I have owned, after a typical AC extension cord trimmer and a gas powered professional trimmer. I think the best way to describe the function of this trimmer is to compare to those styles.
My first trimmer was the under $100 extension cord type. Those typically have stamped blades that cut OK. They do have a little more power and around double the cyclic rate of this trimmer. I found that this trimmer got through thicker pieces than a typical electric trimmer. However, due to the slower cycle rate, I needed to go a little slower to get a clean cut when doing passes. With some bushes over 100 feet from AC power, using a cord isn't easy or practical. I don't feel like this trimmer gives anything up compared to an AC trimmer in us, with the exception of a little more weight to hold.
My second trimmer was an expensive chain saw gas engine style trimmer. I purchased this to "cut the cord". It isn't that difficult to get it going each time, but dealing with 2-cycle gas mixing and getting it running is much more work than this device. The other issue I have with the gas trimmer is the size of it. Reaching out over bushes really uses the muscles, due the the extra weight. This trimmer solves all the issues that forced me to purchased the gas trimmer, without the mess and extra weight. It cuts through about 80% of the size of branches that I can with the gas trimmer. But realiztically, this is as large of a branch you should be using a trimmer for anyway (see pictures for two examples of branches I cut through with this trimmer.)
What is my final verdict? I gave the cord based trimmer to someone else a while ago. After using this trimmer to do half of the bushes around my house, I plan on selling my gas trimmer and using this exclusively. While I received this in the seeds program for free to use and review, I wish I had purchased this for the full price instead of the gas trimmer. It is 60% of the cost that I paid for the gas trimmer. I don't know how long the batteries will last, but the trimmer itself has a 5 year warrantee. Simply, this is the best trimmer for my uses that I have ever used.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by georgie Better than I thought
I just used it a week ago and it when over my expectations. Great power on hard grass and battery last enough to do my job. I tried other battery trimmers before and I definitely recommend the 56V lithium ion Egopower trimmer.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by JimA Great Product
Newly purchased; used about 2 weekends. Holding charge quite well; lasts a long time. Product is pretty heavy; makes above shoulder height use tiring. But would recommend and purchase again.
February 8, 2015