The Ryobi pole hedge trimmer has 45cm blades, with a cutting capacity of 20mm and a reach of 2.7 metres when fully extended.
As with all telescopic hedge trimmers, it will allow you to take care of those higher hedges which are out of reach of a conventional hedge trimmer – without the need to balance on a ladder.
It comes with a soft grip handle for comfort in operation, and a strap harness to take the weight off your arms.
The dual action 45cm long laser cut and diamond ground blades have a tooth gap/cutting capacity of 20mm, which means they will cope with most hedges found in domestic gardens.
The 3-position articulating head rotates through 135 degrees allowing you to cut the top of hedges.
The Ryobi electric pole hedge trimmer comes in 3 easy to assemble sections: the cutter unit, the middle extension piece and the control unit. It can be used with or without the middle section, depending on the height you want to reach. With the extension pole fitted, it can be extended to 2.7 metres – more than adequate for most domestic gardens.
The lead supplied is 8m long, which probably means that you will need to use an extension cable in all but the smallest gardens.
As with all long reach hedge trimmers, this machine would not be suitable for hedges that are tall and extra wide: you might struggle to be able to cut the whole width. This is especially true if you don’t have easy access to both sides of the hedge. In these cases a conventional hedge trimmer, combined with a ladder platform, would probably be the best solution.
Features and Specifications
- Motor: 450W
- Blade length: 45cm
- Weight: 4.1 kg
- Tooth gap/approx cutting capacity: 20mm
- Blade sheath included
- Harness included
- Articulating head
- Cable length: 8m
- Cord retainer to prevent strain on cable
- Dual action blades
- Power indicator
- Soft grip handle
Read the opinions of buyers at Amazon.co.uk, where there are more than 130 customer reviews – giving the Ryobi pole hedge trimmer an average rating of 4.1/5.