Stihl HSE 52 review
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- Corded electric
Stihl is a well-known name in the world of garden tools, and a few of its hedge trimmers have been known to impress us in the test lab before. But will the HSE 52 buck the trend, or is it another brilliant Best Buy? We’ve rated this hedge trimmer on everything from how well it cuts different hedges to how balanced it feels in your hands. See our review to find out how it fares.
- Pros and cons
- What is it?
- What’s it great at?
- Is there anything I should watch out for?
- Is there anything else I should know?
- Should I buy it?
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- 72%Average score
- 89%Highest score
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