Everything you need to know about hedgecutters

A picture of someone cutting a hedge with a hedgecutter
Here's everything you need to know about hedgecutters

It is simple and easy to maintain your hedges and bushes with the helps of a hedgecutter. Deciding what type of hedgecutter you need can be a little more tricky however, our handy guide will help you choose the perfect hedgecutter for your garden.

Getting started

Before we get started, you need to consider the size, shape and type of hedges you have in your garden. Here are our tips:

1 The size of the hedge

A picture of someone cutting a hedge with a hedgecutter
Check the size of your hedge

The taller the hedge, the more important the length of the blade. A longer blade makes it easier to reach the top of your hedge, enabling you to work more comfortably and efficiently.

2 Branch thickness

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Determine the branch thickness

You need to determine the branch thickness of your hedges. The thicker the branch, the larger spacing and higher powered hedgecutter you will need. For younger hedges with thinner branches, you will need a smaller tooth spaced hedgecutter with a lower power.

Our tip: If in doubt, choose a larger tooth spacing hedgecutter then you will be able to cut thicker branches too if needed.

Types of hedgecutters

There are 3 types of hedgecutters:

  • Corded electric
  • Cordless electric
  • Petrol

Corded electric hedgecutters

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Corded hedgecutters ensures uniterrupted cutting

Corded electric hedgecutters ensure maximum power and uninterrupted cutting. They are easy to maintain and provide constant power. Bear in mind that a corded hedgecutter limits the size of the work area however, and might be difficult to manage if you have larger hedges. The issue of access to an electric power source must also be considered.

Cordless electric hedgecutters

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Benefit from the cordless freedom of a battery powered hedgecutter

Cordless hedgecutters are perfect if you want the freedom to cut your hedges without the risk of cutting through a cord. They’re lightweight and relatively quiet. However, you need to consider the run time of the product; will you manage to trim your whole hedge before the battery runs out? Bosch’s advanced battery technology means one charge is enough for up to 75 minutes of work.

Petrol hedgecutters

Petrol hedgecutters tend to be more suited to thicker hedges, as they are more powerful. However, they can be heavier, nosier and require additional ongoing fuel costs.


Anti-Blocking System
If a branch isn’t cut through on the first attempt, the tool changes the running direction of the blades. In this way, the Anti-Blocking System ensures uninterrupted cutting.

Sawing function
Additional sawing teeth in the front section of the blade easily cut through thicker branches.

Quick-Cut Technology
Bosch’s new Quick-Cut Technology ensures that twigs and branches are cut the first time around.