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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 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.)
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.)
HSE 52 -- -- 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.) --
Average rating for Homeowner Hedge Trimmer Reviews
(4.2 / 5)
97 Reviews
  1. 5 months ago
    Very reliable
    I have been using a 30 year old trimmer with cord. This is such a vast improvement.
  2. 6 months ago
    Excellent Trimmer
    Light weight easy to use and it does a fabulous job. I have been using landscapers to do the work in the past. I watched how they did the job and went out and bought this baby. I had considered other manufacturers less expensive models but lets face it there is none better than the Stihl. I am very pleased with my HS 46 c e.
  3. 1 year 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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 10 months 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
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  1. 2 years ago
    Excellent piece of Stihl equipment
    Had seven overgrown hedges and decided to purchase a gas powered unit for the work. Couldn't have been happier with the reliability and performance. The machine is lightweight and the no-vibration feature makes it comfortable to use all day. Went through 3/4 inch limbs easily. Having used Stihl products in professional landscaping, I knew that there was no better choice. This machine will not let you down. Well worth the investment. My hedges are knocked down and well manicured. Highly recommended!
  2. 9 months ago
    Started right up
    Bought and used a couple times, then started hiring someone to do the yard. After about three different people and lack of their reliability and now a couple years having passed, I decided to do my yard myself. Dusted off the trimmer filled with Stihl's MotoMix and it darn near started on the first pull but I was good to go on the third pull. Performs like a champ!
  3. 2 years ago
    HS 45 with 24inch blades
    If ever there was a great hedge trimmer, it bleeds orange and grey! This HS 45 has power and fast trimming ability on even on thick branches! I decided to get the 24 inch blades for off property jobs and it was well worth it. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks: During the beginning of the season, it does take a good amount of pulling to start it up, but I found that the MotoMix helps cut that away. The engine is a little loud, but the Stihl ear protection equipment takes care of that right ... read more away. The fuel tank is very small but refueling is a snap. Finally, the unit does get a little heavy if you haven't used it in awhile. ;) All in all this hedge trimmer is well worth your money and most importantly, your time!
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