Find a Specific Product: Hedge Trimmers
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.)
  1. 2 months ago
    Awesome product
    This is the first Stihl product I've owned. Not sure why I've waited so long. The quality of this product surpasses all my expectations. Stihl will be my first choice for any future home care products.
  2. 2 years ago
    This product is lightweight, easy to start, fast and trims shrubs with ease.
    This is my first gas hedge trimmer previously I used an electric. Wow I can't believe how much faster and easier the HS 46 C does the job. It cuts larger shrubs with ease and it took me about 1/3 the time to do all my shrubs than before. I always had to worry about the extension cord and I can't tell you how many of those had been cut. I would recommend this to any homeowner. If I would have known how fast, lightweight and better this unit is than my electric I would have bought one a long time ... read more ago. Don't procrastinate go out and get one you won't be disappointed!
  3. 9 months ago
    Outstanding trimmer as advertised.
    This trimmer has so much more power than my old electric trimmer. Lightweight, easy to start and well balanced. Has plenty of power to easily cut through larger branches. I got it home from the store and immediately put it to work, and work it did! Works great on hedges and smaller tree branches. Performs with the expected power and reliability of a Stihl product. This is my fourth Stihl purchase and I've yet to be disappointed. You can't go wrong with this trimmer.
  1. 3 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. 3 months ago
    Amazing tool - HS45
    I am a gardener, I have been working with the HS 45 every day, the order of 1.5 hours per day net. Very easy convenient and efficient. Would highly recommend! Quality and efficient tool
  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.
  • 2016-07-27
  • bvseo_sps, prod_bvsp
  • cp_1
  • tr_6
  • loc_en_US, PRD
  • clientname_STIHL, pc_6, tc_2
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 2.3.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 15ms
  • SPOTLIGHTS, CATEGORY
  • Seasonal Landscaping Tips
  • Special Offers from Your Local STIHL Dealer
  • Guides & How-To Videos
  • Maintenance Tips