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Fast And Beautiful: 5 Top Gas Hedge Trimmer For Your Yard

The short-list of the 5 most recommended models according to 250+ customers of gas hedge trimmers, landscape companies and repair centers.

You can skip researching for a week and not waste gazillion hours on YouTube. Choose a reliable gas hedge trimmer that is worth the money based on expert and customers recommendations.

We are not sponsored by any of the manufacturers, so this review is based on high-quality and properly processed data.

With any of these gas hedge trimmers, you can easily maintain your courtyard with a lot of small fruit trees, blueberry bushes or topiaries.

Husqvarna 122HD60

Winner in the category:
“Build quality”

Poulan Pro PR2322

Winner in categories:
“Usability”
“Trimming quality”
“Powerfulness”

Husqvarna 122HD45

Winner in the category:
“Lightweight gas hedge trimmer”

XtremepowerUS 81066

Winner in the category:
“Powerfulness””

ECHO HC-2020

Winner in the category:
“Thoughtful & functional design”

Therefore, we suggest that you pay attention to the really important criteria when choosing a gas hedge trimmer and choose a powerful, comfortable, and, most importantly, suitable model for your needs.

5 best gas hedge trimmers

Model
Characteristics
Poulan Pro PR2322Poulan Pro PR2322Winner in 3 TOP categories:
“Usability”, “Trimming quality”, “Powerfulness”
Cylinder displacement: 22.7 cm³;
Engine: 23cc, 2-Cycle;
Knife Length: 22 in;
Recommended max. twig diameter: 1 in;
Weight: 11.55 lbs;
Noise Level: 74 dB;
Teeth distance: 1 in;
Price range: $
XtremepowerUS 81066XtremepowerUS 81066Winner in the category:
Powerfulness”
Cylinder displacement: 25.4 cc;
Engine: 26cc commercial grade 2-cycle;
Knife Length: 24 in;
Recommended max. twig diameter: 1 in;
Weight: 12.8 lbs;
Noise Level: 93 dB;
Teeth distance: 1 in;
Price range: $
Husqvarna 122HD60Husqvarna 122HD60Winner in the category:
“Build quality”
Cylinder displacement: 23.7 cc;
Engine: 21.7 cc;
Knife Length: 23 in;
Recommended max. twig diameter: 0.79 in;
Weight: 10.8 lbs;
Noise Level: 94 db;
Teeth distance: 1.1 in;
Price range: $$
ECHO HC-2020ECHO HC-2020Winner in the category:
“Thoughtful & functional design”
Cylinder displacement: 21.2 cc;
Engine: 21.2 cm³;
Knife Length: 20 in;
Recommended max. twig diameter: 1 in;
Weight: 13.92 lbs;
Noise Level: 96-106 dB;
Teeth distance: 1 in;
Price range: $$
Husqvarna 122HD45Husqvarna 122HD45Winner in the category:
“Lightweight gas hedge trimmer”
Cylinder displacement: 21.7 cm³;
Engine: 21.7cc, 2-cycle;
Knife Length: 17.72 in;
Recommended max. twig diameter: 0.79 in;
Weight: 10.36 lbs;
Noise Level: 101 dB;
Teeth distance: 1.1 in;
Price range: $$

How we did this research

Most likely, this review is not similar to those that you have read before. Unlike other authors, we do not copy-paste from Amazon’s listings.

Our articles are always based on a thorough and detailed study of the problem. In preparing these recommendations, we took into account the experience of more than 250 customers of gas hedge trimmers, insights from landscape companies and repair centers.

ValueHunta© research methodology
ValueHunta© research methodology

We have conducted extensive market analysis and selected the best gas hedge trimmers. By purchasing any model, you will be satisfied. We only suggest that you continue reading and choose from these high-quality models the one that best suits your needs.

A detailed review of the best gas hedge trimmers

Poulan Pro PR2322 — Editor’s Choice

Poulan Pro PR2322

Winner in 3 TOP categories:
“Usability”, “Trimming quality”, “Powerfulness”

Poulan Pro PR2322

Yes, this is the “quietest model” we talked about.
However, the Poulan Pro offers you more than the figures in the specs.

cut branches
cut branches

Poulan Pro PR2322 allows you to cut branches quickly and with less noise (compared to similar models).

The PR2322 is a model that has received over 70% of positive reviews, estimated by several hundred customers. Among the best gas hedge trimmers, it is the winner in 3️⃣ important characteristics at once.

  • #1 in “Usability” (top-1 customer’s criteria)
  • #1 in “Trimming quality” (top-2 customer’s criteria)
  • #1 in “Powerfulness” (top-3 customer’s criteria)

For Poulan Pro PR2322 customers, it is a gas hedge trimmer, with which you can comfortably work for more than 2 hours continuously. This has become possible not only because this model is one of the lightest among the top-end hedge trimmers but also due to the use of more modern anti-vibration technology in it.

It also has excellent specs in the form of a powerful 23cc engine and a 22-inch wide blade. Since the engine is a 2-cycle, the entire apparatus weighs less. High power means it can work faster (so you can quickly trim shrubs and twigs up to 1 inch in diameter in your yard)

Before the Poulan Pro PR2322
Before the Poulan Pro PR2322
The result.  * Remember to use protective equipment
The result. 
* Remember to use protective equipment

Also, more than half of the customers noted that it is very convenient for them to use Poulan Pro PR2322 because it is suitable for cutting vertically and horizontally thanks to the rotating handle.

Things to consider:

Some customers noted that it took them some time to read the instructions and understand all the options for customizing this model. However, this is still a good gas hedge trimmer for first-time buyers.

Reviews:

🌾 No bush too big

“I purchase mine a year ago… I trimmed 33 evergreen bushes almost 100 yards of bushes. 3 yards of evergreen bushes topped a evergreen tree. Trimmed entire yard. This hedger cut everything like butter. Time with ease. The adjustable handle came in so handy. This year I went to my uncles. Trimmed 12 bushes very happy with product.” 
– Dane, MS

⚙️ Good as a first gas hedge trimmer

“I’ve never owned a gas hedge trimmer. I was considering and Echo but the price stopped me. After about three pulls the trimmer started and ran great. I used a week later to trim two tall bushes about 7 feet tall. I trimmed about two feet off the top and rounded them out. Impressed by this trimmer. I recommend it for anyone shopping for their first gas hedge trimmer.”
-Bobby, NH

XtremepowerUS 81066

XtremepowerUS 81066

Winner in the category:
“Powerfulness”

XtremepowerUS 81066

Most often, we recommend customers do not look in the specification column on the manufacturer’s website or in the store. Sellers usually post there information that is not important when choosing a product.

However, for the XtremepowerUS 81066, we make an exception, and not even because it is the MOST POWERFUL of the top gas hedge trimmer models 

Cylinder displacement: 25.4 cc;
Engine: commercial grade 2-cycle

And for a more compelling reason.
This model was rated as the most powerful by several hundred customers.

Moreover, XtremepowerUS 81066 is 1.5-2 times cheaper than similar models.

Things to consider:

According to some customers, the only issue in this model is that the power button is not conveniently located. However, this does not in any way affect the fact that with the XtremepowerUS 81066 you can trim bushes much faster.

Reviews:

⚡️ 2 times faster …

“Works very well – a little heavy but so much better than electric – got job done in half the time – Highly recommend This gas trimmer.”
– Eric, OH

🦾 Powerful model

“Good power, cuts with ease. On/off switch in bad location. Overall satisfied with product”
– Robert, LA

Husqvarna 122HD60

Husqvarna 122HD60

Winner in the category:
“Build quality”

Husqvarna 122HD60

A bestseller from a well-known manufacturer. It is quite predictable that the model according to customers is #1 in the “durable machine”, “well-built” and “smooth operation” categories.

Just look how easy you can cut even a conifer.
Just look how easy you can cut even a conifer.

Things to consider:

Due to EPA requirements, it is prohibited to adjust gas hedge trimmer. So you need to ask ANY repairmen to help you because in the USA the carb adjustments need a special tool. It is not a problem of the model but that affects the performance of the hedge trimmer.

Reviews:

😋 Satisfied for 2 years

“I’ve owned this trimmer for about 2 years. It does a great job on hedges, shrubs & even cedar trees. I really love the rotating. It allows me to use it in any position with just a quick push with my thumb. Best feature of this. I don’t think any other company offers that.”
– Cedar, VA

ECHO HC-2020

ECHO HC-2020

Winner in the category:
“Thoughtful & functional design”

ECHO HC-2020

This model has received good reviews from customers regarding the 2 most important criteria. It possesses at a high level the basic necessary characteristics for such a product — it has a sufficiently large capacity, ergonomic, therefore you can quickly cut bushes, it is convenient in work, and it is easy to use.

Also, its handle is different from those offered by competitors, so it will be easier for you to hold and turn it while working.

Well balanced gas hedge trimmer

It also comes with a replaceable, plastic blade guard that resists bending and deformation and a tip-guard to reduce blade-tip wear when cutting near the ground or walls.

Things to consider:

The rear handle not adjustable

Reviews:

⚛️ Well balanced gas hedge trimmer

“I purchased my ECHO hedgcutter this morning and after cutting some of my hedges I could not fault any thing about it, very light and well balanced and also very sharp.”
– Barry, CO

🆒 Lightweight hedge trimmer

“Fantastic lightweight hedge trimmer. Cuts very easily, even when cutting mixed hedging.  Very pleased with this purchase.”
– Stuart, NE

Husqvarna 122HD45

Husqvarna 122HD45

Winner in the category:
“Lightweight gas hedge trimmer”

Husqvarna 122HD45

Today, no review of top garden equipment is complete without several models from the manufacturer Husqvarna.

The 122HD45 is nearly identical in technical specifications to the 122HD60. Its main 2️⃣ differences are that this is the lightest model (10.36 lbs) among those presented in the review. It also has a 17.72″ blade.

That is why it costs a little less than the Husqvarna 122HD60.

*It’s strange to talk about it, but we must warn you.
When preparing this material, we have found the authors indicate inaccurate information about the features of the product. All technical characteristics of the models from this review were obtained officially directly from the manufacturer of the goods, which guarantees their relevance.

Auto return stop switch system in 122HD45 model
Auto return stop switch system in 122HD45 model

The Husqvarna 122HD45 has been officially tested and recommended by the National Home Gardening Club with a 100% approval rating.

Things to consider:

It has not multi-position handle, but still equipped with StartSmart Technology

Reviews:

☑️ Easy to use

“Easy to start and easy to run – never fails to give me the best job trimming juinpers, and pinon trees, and cleaning up dead decorative grasses and shrubs in the fall – recommend this for hard jobs and reliable starts and running.”
– Bob, NV

Works well

“I bought this last year for maintaining hedges after always using electric. Works effortlessly and does a great job”
– Brien, VA

Protection goods for safety cutting

Protection goods for safety cutting

Trimming while wearing all the protective gear might look like too much precaution. On a sunny day, no one wants to work in a garden wearing anything except a T-shirt and a pair of shorts. But sweating a bit more is far better than spending your evening in the emergency. Donning complete protective clothing can save you from many minor and major injuries.

Protective Powerkit — Landowner 

– ProForest woodsman hi-viz helmet;
– Apron chap;
– Clip Suspenders;
– Xtreme duty work gloves — large;
– Lexa clear protective glasses with lanyard.

Industrial Forestry Safety Helmet

– Hard hat Protection;
– Hearing Protection System; 
– Two Protective Visors;
– Fully adjustable;
– Safety rated and ANSI and CE approved.

Over-the-Head Ear Muffs

– 28 dB noise reduction rating;
– Extended comfort;
– Durable;
– Dielectric headband;
– Replaceable cushions.

Industrial Forestry Safety Helmet

– Wide-vision;
– Adjustable;
– Lightweight;
– Dual injected rubber design; 
– Fits over regular glasses.

Long Sleeve Leather Gloves

– Puncture resistant;
– Breathable Pigskin Leather Gauntlet;
– For Women and Men;
– Medium size; 
– 3 colors.

Leather Work Gloves KIM YUAN

– Anti-slippery;
– Dirt-resistant;
– Perfect for working with plants;
– For Women and Men;
– M/L/XL.

How can you be sure you made the right choice?

Dumbbell Water Bottles

Yes, these are two Dumbbell Water Bottles that weigh as much as a regular gas hedge trimmer.

To begin with, stand up straight, feet shoulder-width apart, take 2 dumbbells and hold them at chest level, continue to do the exercise, periodically turning your arms half a turn to the right and left.
Are you tired?

It can also be hard for you if you choose a poorly designed gas hedge trimmer. 
You can find 2 models with the same weight, but one of them will seem light and comfortable to you, and the second will feel cumbersome and heavy.

That is why, in our reviews, we always recommend you when choosing a product, pay attention not to advise from consultants and sellers, but to the real experience of customers who have already purchased a gas hedge trimmer and can say exactly what quality this product is.

To begin with, we surveyed 274 customers and selected the most important criteria.

Top picks for gas hedge trimmer according to 250+ customers

4 top criteria while choosing a gas hedge trimmer

  • Usability
  • Trimming quality
  • Powerfulness
  • Build quality

Every second customers thinks that the most important criterion is 👉 usability. The gas hedge trimmer needs to feel light-weight and be easy to set up and run. It also needs to have a thoughtful and functional design so that it can be put in different positions without any issue. If the rear control handle can swivel, this makes for a slightly loose feel.

The 2️⃣nd most important criterion is trimming quality. Your gas hedge trimmer should cut 1” branches, the blades should cut cleanly and neatly.

Also, the gas hedge trimmer should be powerful and well-built enough to last you consistently for several seasons.

All hedge trimmer from the article

Poulan Pro PR2322

Winner in 3 TOP categories:
“Usability”, “Trimming quality”, “Powerfulness”

Poulan Pro PR2322

XtremepowerUS 81066

Winner in the category:
“Powerfulness”

XtremepowerUS 81066
Husqvarna 122HD60

Winner in the category:
“Build quality”

Husqvarna 122HD60

ECHO HC-2020

Winner in the category:
“Thoughtful & functional design”

ECHO HC-2020

Husqvarna 122HD45

Winner in the category:
“Lightweight gas hedge trimmer”

Husqvarna 122HD45

Wrapping up…

Now you know how to buy a reliable gas hedge trimmer. 
Choose well-built models that have great power, thoughtful and functional design. 
We wish you a pleasant trimming experience.

hedge trimmer

There are a few things to watch forever: water flow, fire burning and trimming with the Husqvarna 122HD45

FAQs 

🔝What is the best gas hedge trimmer?

  • Poulan Pro PR2322 — our top-peak. Winner in 1st, 2nd and 3rd MOST important categories for customers.
  • XtremepowerUS 81066 — one of the most powerful models.
  • Husqvarna 122HD60 — #1 in “durable machine”, “well-built” and “smooth operation” categories.
  • ECHO HC-2020 — winner in the category “Thoughtful & functional design”.
  • Husqvarna 122HD45 — best lightweight model.

✔️ What should I look for when buying a hedge trimmer?

  1. Usability
  2. Trimming quality
  3. Powerfulness

That is the most important criteria according to 250+ customers of gas hedge trimmers, landscape companies and repair centers. According to their ratings, the best model that is the winner in all 3 top categories is Poulan Pro PR2322.

🟢 Which is the best powerful gas hedge trimmer?

XtremepowerUS offers you to buy extremely powerful model #81066. It is not a joke. That item has one of the best 26 cc commercial grade 2-cycle engine. So it allows you to cut branches easier and faster.

🔸 Which is the best lightweight gas hedge trimmer?

Husqvarna 122HD45. It weighs only 10.36 lbs. That means you can trim longer and tired less.

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  1. My XtremepowerUS 81066 gas hedge trimmer works noisily, will Over-the-Head Ear Muffs help eliminate noise completely?

  2. Bought a gas hedge trimmer Poulan Pro PR2322. Good power, easily cut. I highly recommend this gas hedge trimmer!

  3. I’m going to buy a Husqvarna 122HD45 gas hedge trimmer. The article is simple and clear. Thank you for helping to make the right choice!

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