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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
(4.2 / 5)
107 Reviews
  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. 8 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.
  2. 2 weeks ago
    LIGHT AND EASY
    I purchased a trimmer from Lowe's and thought it would be a good one, cheaper is not always the best way to purchase tools, it was a piece of worthless built imitation of Quality, returned it and Purchased this great tool, HS 45, as a home owner it does the job with ease. I have nothing but Stihl in my garden tool shed, Tiller, Pole Saw, Hedge Trimmer, Edge Trimmer with the Large Brush Cutter Blade, Chain Saw.
  3. 2 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
  1. 9 months ago
    Makes an ugly Job fun and easy
    This is my first hedge trimmer and I am totally impressed. Purchased it a Rural King and was recommended it by the sales person that owns one her self. She has a landscape biz on the side. It does everything she said. Powerful, cutting through 3/4 branches when needed, quick and light. Very impressed. No more shears for me. :)
  2. 7 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
    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!
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