Stihl HSA 45 Cordless hedge trimmer
£99, stihl.co.uk THE promise
a light, just 2.3kg, cordless hedge trimmer with good cutting performance for trimming branches. With integrated battery and 40-minute run time.
My garden was badly in need of a horticultural haircut and the HSA 45 delivered that. there are no cables to avoid or have to extend as you get further down the garden, and it’s light enough to sweep it up, down and sideways with no problems. It cut through the hedges and shrubs like butter. the teeth did snag and stop on thicker branches, but it started easily when pulled free. It needs two hands to depress all the buttons to work it, which means there is very little chance of it cutting accidentally. the charge was enough for a morning’s gardening.
a useful addition to the bush-taming arsenal.
Its orange colour stands out in a green garden, and it’s keenly priced. 4/5