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Flymo hedge trimmers guide

By Adele Dyer

Flymo is well known for garden tools, including hedge trimmers, but how does it score in our tests and rate for reliability and value for money?

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Flymo is a familiar name for garden tools, especially lawnmowers. Flymo concentrates on electric and cordless garden tools, including strimmers, leaf blowers, leaf blowers vacs and garden rakes, as well as lawnmowers and hedge trimmers. 

Flymo has a small range of two cordless and three electric hedge trimmers, with one cordless long-reach pole trimmer, all aimed at home gardeners. Prices range from around £55 to £100. 

As well as trialling hedge trimmers in real-world tests, we survey hundreds of hedge trimmer owners each year to find out how reliable each brand is and get the views of people who actually own them. 

Find out how Flymo hedge trimmers perform in our reviews. 

Which? verdict on Flymo hedge trimmers

Below we've collated all our test results for Flymo hedge trimmers plus our unique brand and reliability ratings to bring you an at-a-glance guide to Flymo hedge trimmers. 

In the table below we've outlined how many of the brand's current models are Best Buys and highlighted its overall pros and cons, to help you decide if a Flymo hedge trimmer is right for you. You can also read our expert verdict on whether we think the Flymo brand is worth buying. 

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Flymo hedge trimmers overview table
Flymo hedge trimmers overview table
Number tested since 2011 3
Average test score
Score range
Brand reliability rating
Value for money rating
Customer score
Should I buy it?

Table notes
Table correct as of November 2015. Range of scores and average test score based on results of all models tested March 2011-April 2015. The customer score and brand reliability ratings are based on a survey of over 1,000 Which? members conducted in April and May 2015. The customer score is based on whether members would recommend the brand to a friend and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand. 


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There are many hedge trimmers to choose from. Take a look at our best hedge trimmer brands to see how Flymo compared to the other major hedge trimmer brands.

How much do Flymo hedge trimmers cost? 

Flymo's hedge trimmers range from £55 for a basic electric model to £100 for a cordless long-reach pole trimmer. This is a little more than Bosch and Black & Decker for the low-cost models, but as Flymo make lower-powered hedge trimmers than either of these brands, we can't compare them on high-specification hedge trimmers. 

Choosing the best Flymo hedge trimmer

Flymo hedge trimmers are aimed at home gardeners and the brand doesn't make any petrol models. 

The three electric models have 450W and 500W motors and blade lengths from 45cm to 60cm-long. All have a fixed front handle rather than the wraparound handle found on hedge trimmers from other brands. Read our reviews to find out what we found in our tests. 

The three cordless models all run from lithium-ion batteries. The two standard models have 18V or 24V batteries and 42cm or 50cm-long blades. The long-reach pole trimmer has an 18V battery and a 42cm-long blade, and it can be extended to cut up to 3m high. 


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