Karcher HGE 18-50 review
Test scoreShow Context
The cordless Karcher HE 18-50 hedge trimmer has some handy extras to tempt you to part with your cash, such as a rotating handle for cutting at different angles and a device for sweeping up the clippings when you’re done. It’s not worth buying if it can’t get the basics right though, so find out if this hedge trimmer is up to the task by reading our expert review.What's included:
- Pros and cons
- What is it?
- How well does it cut hedges?
- How easy is it to use?
- Is there anything else I should know?
- Should I buy it?
Last checked by Which?
First reviewed by Which?
Compare retailersPrices updated daily
Prices are ordered from lowest to highest, irrespective of retailer rating or stock, and exclude any potential delivery costs. We are not able to show every possible retailer and cheaper prices may be available. When you click on a retailer link on our site, we may earn affiliate commission. This supports our not-for-profit mission to empower consumers and in no way affects our recommendations. Find out more.
- 44%Lowest score
- 73%Average score
- 87%Highest score
How to buy the best hedge trimmer
Read our expert buying advice and watch our video on how to choose the best hedge trimmer for your garden. Find out whether electric, cordless, petrol or a long-reach hedge trimmer is better for you, and how much you’ll need to spend.
Should I buy a long-reach hedge trimmer?
Long-reach hedge trimmers save you time and keep you safely on the ground when cutting tall hedges, but are they a better option that using an ordinary hedge trimmer and a ladder or platform? Which? explains the pros and cons.
Best hedge trimmers for large hedges
Five great hedge trimmers for large hedges chosen by experts at Which? Gardening, based on our rigorous and independent tests. Find the best hedge trimmer for all types of hedge, including tall, wide, long and overgrown hedges.