The VonHaus 550W electric hedge trimmer is one of the most competitively-priced electric hedge trimmers available. Its price is only currently matched by the Andrew James model (which has a slightly less powerful motor, and a shorter blade length). At the time of writing (January 2016) this was available on Amazon for an amazing £29.99 – which is less than the cost of replacement blades for machines from some of the more well-known manufacturers.
VonHaus is probably not a name familiar to most buyers. It is a brand name of the Manchester-based design company Designer Habitat – a company “focused on offering high quality products which combine functionality, usability and quality”. The VonHaus range includes furniture, cleaning appliances, storage solutions and garden equipment.
Features and Specifications
• Blade length: 610 cm
• Cutting capacity: 16mm
• Motor power: 550W
• Weight: 3.25 kg
• Blade cover
• Ergonomic design
• Soft grip handle
• Cable length: 10m
• Safety guard to protect your hands
• Blade Brake stops within 0.5s when triggered
• 1 year warranty
The VonHaus 550W electric hedge trimmer is a powerful machine that will meet most domestic needs. With its long (61cm) precision blades it will reach further than many other models. With a cutting capacity of 16mm, and a fast cutting action, it will deal easily with small and medium-sized shrubs and hedges.
With a soft-grip handle, ergonomic design and a weight of just 3.25 kg, this is a lightweight, powerful and easy-to-use machine at a very attractive price.
Safety features include a ‘Dead Mans’ safety trigger to prevent accidental operation: two switches have to be pressed for the machine to work. It also features a hand protector shield to ensure safe operation.
The cable supplied is 10m in length, as is standard with most electric hedge trimmers. This means that for a larger garden you will need an extension cable. Hardly a deal breaker.
Several buyers have commented that the machine is a bit noisy (while others have disagreed with this claim). Nevertheless, these same buyers have rated the machine highly, with ratings of 4 or 5 out of 5.
The VonHaus 550W electric hedge trimmer has more than 170 customer reviews on Amazon.co.uk, with an average rating of 4.7/5 – which indicates a very high level of satisfaction. Past buyers of this machine have commented that the hedge trimmer is:
• Great value for money.
• Nicely balanced.
• Easy to control and use.
• Cuts well.
If you’re looking for a decent hedge-trimmer to cut small and medium-sized branches, and are not addicted to the big brand names, you will find this great value machine hard to beat.