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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.

STIHL hedge trimmers for the home feature comfort, ease of use and above all, quality components. No matter how you use these versatile tools, our gasoline-powered trimmers for the home deliver the cutting power you need. Here are some of the features you can expect on every single STIHL hedge trimmer and extended-reach hedge trimmer for the home:

Homeowner Hedge Trimmers have the following features in common:


  • Multi-Function Control Handle delivers easy access to ON/OFF and throttle controls on one comfortable handle. This makes it easy to use without the operator’s hand ever leaving the handle.
  • Anti-Vibration System minimizes the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • Double-Sided Reciprocating Blades for faster trimming.
  • Built-in Hanger in Rear Handle allows for easy storage.
  • Easy-Access Air Filter allows for easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • Front Hand Guard designed to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Hardened and Precision-Ground Cutting Blades provide durability and long wear.
  • Large Front Handle for multi-position cutting.
  • Starting Throttle Lock keeps the throttle partially open during starting.
  • Upright Fuel Tank with Retainer Cap for easy fueling.

In addition to the features listed above, Homeowner Extended-Reach Hedge Trimmers also have the following:

  • Adjustable Front Handle can be positioned for optimal comfort.
  • Electronic Ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • Easy-Access Air Filter allows for easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • Easy-Access Carburetor Adjustment allows for quick and easy maintenance and/or replacement.
  • Smooth Edges will not snag on clothing or brush.
  • Throttle Trigger Interlock helps prevent accidental acceleration. It must be depressed before the throttle trigger can be activated (gasoline-powered engines).
  • Enclosed Throttle Cables eliminate dangling and loose wires.
  • Heavy-Duty Steel-on-Steel Clutch helps reduce slippage and provides durable, long-lasting wear.
  • High-tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion resistant.
  • Long-Life Engine Cylinders provide optimal cooling, lubrication and more power output per cubic centimeter of engine displacement for maximum wear life.
  • Purge Pump Primer enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, providing easier starts.
  • Protected Spark Plug is protected yet easy to change.
  • Protected Throttle Trigger helps prevent damage.
  • Fully Lined Drive Shaft provides smooth operation and less vibration.
  • Upright Fuel Tank with Retainer Cap for easy fueling.

Visit your STIHL Dealer for a demonstration of our hedge trimmers designed especially for homeowners. Need the power of a pro? Check out our full line of professional hedge trimmers. Regardless of the model you choose, you’ll make quick work of your next hedge trimming job with STIHL.

STIHL is the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America and the Number One selling brand of chainsaws in the world*. Sold and serviced through our network of independent Dealers, STIHL power tools deliver versatility and dependability. STIHL tools are German engineered, and many are built right here in America and exported to over 90 countries around the world.* To find one of the over 8,000 STIHL Dealers near you, visit the Dealer Locator.

*A majority of STIHL powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2013 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers ©2014 STIHL.

Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight Blade Length
HL 45 (0°) 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.75 kW (1.01 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.2 lbs.) 20"
HS 45 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.75 kW (1.01 bhp) 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs.) 18"
HS 46 C-E 21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.) 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp) 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.) 22"
HSE 52 -- 460 w (3.8 amps) 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.) 20"