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Homeowner Hedge Trimmers

Homeowner Hedge Trimmers

There are many great benefits to having hedges around the home – added privacy, lower street noise and better definition of your outdoor space. And with a STIHL hedge trimmer at your side, maintaining those benefits doesn’t have to be a chore. Our trimmers are lightweight, easy to use and designed to make quick work of overgrown shrubs and bushes. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™ and K = shorter shaft length.

STIHL hedge trimmers for the home are also designed with comfort in mind, featuring anti-vibration technology and a well-balanced feel. Whether you have a few hedges or a few dozen to maintain, our gasoline-powered trimmers for the home deliver the cutting power you need, leaving behind that uniform, professionally groomed look. They also include all the features you’d expect from a STIHL-quality tool, including double-sided reciprocating blades, heavy-duty gearboxes and integrated cutter guards. Overgrown shrubs? Not at your house.

Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight Fuel Capacity
HL 45 (0°) 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.75 kW (1.01 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.2 lbs.) 330 cc (11.2 oz.)
HS 45 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.75 kW (1.01 bhp) With 18" blade: 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs.) 230 cc (7.8 oz.)
HS 46 C-E 21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.) 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp) 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
Powerhead only
280 cc (9.5 oz.)
HSE 52 -- -- 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.) --
Average rating for Homeowner Hedge Trimmer Reviews
(4.1 / 5)
102 Reviews
  1. 3 years ago
    For the weekend warrior in all of us
    Quality, power and value for the price paid you cannot go wrong. Like the rest of the STIHL line of products My HS 46 C makes the job so much easier and safer. I've tried other brands ( Japanese) and electric models and done nothing more than waist my time and energy. Now I understand why the professional's use STIHL.
  2. 5 months ago
    Great balance and blade speed.
    I bought a HS 46 C-E when my dealer was out of HS 45s, and I couldn't be happier. The jump to a mid unit gas tank makes a huge difference in balance and user fatigue. Blade speed and the HS 46s ability to rev quickly is a huge plus. It would be nice if the tank was bigger, but then it's be heavier.
  3. 2 years ago
    First gas trimmer - makes a quick job of trimming shrubs.
    My corded electric hedge trimmer died, and my neighbor has used Stihl for years and recommended this gas powered one. It is light weight,well-balanced, surprisingly quiet, doesn't get stuck or stall on branches, and is much easier and quicker to use. No more cutting through power cords. I love it and wish I would have bought one years ago. I particularly liked buying the Stihl 6-pack of oil and getting my warranty doubled to 4 years. With this positive experience, I bought the vacuum/blower with ... read more attached collection bag, and next spring I'll be buying the Stihl weedwacker.
  1. 2 years ago
    Great Product for the Money
    This hedge trimmer is very powerful and cuts through even brush with little or no effort. Has triple interlock system so that you can't start it moving until you are ready. I can work for several hours with no fatigue as the weight and balance is excellent. Also, my local ACE dealer was very knowledgeable and friendly.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great trimmer
    I picked this hedge trimmer up this year to do my bushes. It can cut limbs over 3/4 of an inch in diameter and when you let go of the trigger the blades go immediately to the open position. It looks like it will last me several years.
  3. 1 year ago
    Wow! What a wonderful surprise!
    I've been trimming my hedges by hand for years. This year, I just could not afford the time and effort as I could when younger. So I shopped online and at popular stores for weeks looking at trimmers. I decided to purchase STIHL based on the recommendations and product specs. Well, once home connected it and what would have taken most of the day to trim, took less than an hour. Wow! Wow! Wow! What have I been doing all these years. This trimmer cut through my hedges like a hot knife through ... read more butter. My yard looks amazing! My wife thinks I'm awesome once again. ;) Oh by the way, I felt safe using it as you must use both hands to use it and stops in open position quickly. Thanks STIHL for a fantastic product! Don
  1. 2 years ago
    Outstanding tool
    After using an electric hedge trimmer for years, I decided to break-down and purchase a gas unit for around the house. Glad I did and very happy that we purchased the HS 45 because it is a real work-horse for any and all hedge trimming we have around the home. I must admit I was taken aback by its sheer power and ease of use. It is very easy to start and maintain. I absolutely love it and would highly recommend it to anyone who has hedges that need an occasional trim.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great Hedge Trimmer
    Bought this for my landscaping company used it recently on a larger job trimming hedges my crew loved it had plenty of power to get the job done it's not to heavy but does have some weight to it. The anti vibration system is great can use it for hours. Most likely buying another. I love the quality you get when you buy Stihl. It does take a few pulls to get it started but once you get use to it's not that bad to start.
  3. 3 years ago
    Handles all I can throw at it
    This has been in my arsenal since June 2010. I opted for the 24" blades. My primary property is 85% surrounded by assorted bushes and hedges. The back edge of the property has a chain link fence that separates me from a farm. I turn the hs45 loose on it all. Stick with the Stihl brand grease, treat the blades as prescribed in the manual, don't leave mix in it all winter, and this will survive all you too can throw at it. It does let my forearms know I have been too lazy each Spring.
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