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Stihl HLA 56 Cordless Long-Reach review

£310.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Cordless
  • Long reach
Expert review

The Stihl HLA 56 is a cordless, long-reach hedge trimmer designed for cutting taller hedges. Some of its features suggest it can handle smaller hedges as well, and it costs less than some Stihl hedge trimmers have in the past. Read our full review to find out whether Stihl has cut any corners to produce this model.

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?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

July 2019

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Test results

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Best Buys and Don't Buys
We have tested 65 hedge trimmers and found that there are 1 Don't Buys and 15 Best Buys.
Range of Hedge trimmer scores
  1. 44%
    Lowest score
  2. 73%
    Average score
  3. 87%
    Highest score
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