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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)
100 Reviews
  1. 9 months ago
    Great buy for the money and what a time saver!
    I used to trim bushes by hand for many years. I was a little apprehensive about spending the money on this. Once I did purchase, I wondered what took me so long. This cut my trim time by 75%. Best purchase I have made in a long time. This trimmer meets all of my expectations and more. The dealer was very helpful in helping me make my purchase. They were very knowledgeable and friendly at that.
  2. 3 years ago
    Trims Though Things that Electric Can't
    I was fed up using an electric powered hedge trimmer and always cutting extension cords so I decided to go buy a gas powered hedge trimmer. I went down to my local Stihl dealer and the guy there recommended that I get the HS-46CE, adding also that the pros love them and that they sell like hot-cakes. I took up his offer. When I got home and started it up, I could not believe how much it has. It could easily handle branches up to 1 inch thick and was also extremely light. I had no issues ... read more maneuvering this hedge trimmer at all and finished trimming my hedges in a quarter of the time it would take me using my electric one. The best thing about this hedge trimmer is that well, NO CORDS!.
  3. 10 months ago
    Outstanding Power
    My son in law told me about Stihl, love my son in law. What an outstanding trimmer. It is easy to hold and control for a 65 yr. old, and the power is unreal. It allows me to trim everything in record time and I do have a lot of bushes and shrubs.
  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. 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 months ago
    Nice little pair of trimmers
    I am co-owner a small tree service called Barnhart and son tree service and I've had mine for about a year I really like them because they are super lightweight but yet big enough to tackle anything you want to I have done small shrubs and big with these pair of hedge trimmers. I honestly don't like the bigger trimmers because they are just too heavy when you're running them all day long. Again I have tackled small and big bushes with these little guys and they have done perfectly. I do got to ... read more admit I don't get a lot of shrubbery but I get enough that I want a good dependable pair of hedge trimmer's that don't weigh 3000 pounds and right here the HS 45 is the way to go!
  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. 7 months ago
    works like a charm
    I just bought this 10/16/2015 to clean up some shrubs and bushes around my home. Wanted a Stihl brand hedge trimmer because I have a Stihl brand trimmer and chainsaw. This thing was a workhorse. It was no trouble cranking or cutting through my bushes and shrubs. Im glad i made the purchase and would recommend to anyone wanting one for homeowner use.
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