The Which? Best Buy award is given to
products with high total test scores that perform consistently well in
our rigorous lab tests and excel in all key areas.
We award the Energy Saver logo to
products that our testing shows are very energy efficient, meaning
they'll cost you less to run.
The Which? Don't Buy logo alerts you
to the products that performed extremely poorly in one or more key
areas of our tests.
Based on time to cut 5 sq m of typical conifer hedge and quality of finish.
Based on time to cut 5 sq m of typical deciduous hedge and quality of finish.
Based on time to cut 10sq m of typical deciduous hedge and quality of finish.
Ease of use
Takes account of balance, how easy to fit blade sheath and battery (if relevant) and how easy to carry around generally.
Comfort of handles
Takes account of how comfortable and well placed the handles and switches are.
Takes account of how easy it is to switch from horizontal to vertical cutting, to cut above shoulder height, to cut tops of hedges and to cut in continuous swathes.
Noise, vibration and weight
Higher rated trimmers are lighter, quieter and with less vibration.
For Best Buys we give the cheapest widely available high street price as we went to press. Prices for other models are a guide to what you should expect to pay.