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Professional Hedge Trimmers

Professional Hedge Trimmers

STIHL hedge trimmers for professionals are in an entirely different league of performance and dependability. When you spend every day trimming hedges of all shapes and sizes, having the right trimmer is not a luxury – it’s a requirement. Our professional line of handheld and extended-reach hedge trimmers are made to start fast and cut faster. They feature anti-vibration technology, ergonomic handles and hardened, precision-ground blades that love those leafy greens. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, K = shorter shaft length, R = blade for heavy pruning, and T = blade for trimming and shaping.

And since each professional has different cutting needs, our hedge trimmers cover the gamut – offering quality trimming performance in a wide range of shaft lengths as well as fixed or adjustable cutting heads. Our professional hedge trimmers are also available in electric and battery-powered models, ideal for trimming in densely populated or noise-sensitive areas. Electric and battery-powered hedge trimmers are not only easy to start and maintain, they’re environmentally responsible and can help you save on fuel costs. No matter which STIHL hedge trimmers you end up with, you can rest assured they’ll deliver a well-rounded performance when you make your trimming rounds.
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight Blade Length
HL 90 K (0°) 28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.) .95 kW (1.27 bhp) 5.7 kg (13.01 lbs.) 500 mm (20 in.)
HLA 65 -- -- -- 500 mm (20 in.)
HL 100 (135º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.9 kg (15.3 lbs.) 500 mm (20 in.)
HL 100 K (0º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.0 kg (13.2 lbs.) 500 mm (20 in.)
HL 100 K (135º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.4 kg (14.8 lbs.) 500 mm (20 in.)
HLA 85 -- -- -- 20" (500 mm) dual-sided
HS 56 C-E 21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.) 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp) 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.) 24"
HS 81 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
24" or 30"
HS 81 T 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs.)
24" or 30"
HS 82 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
24" or 30"
HS 82 T 27 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.1 kg (11.2 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs.)
24" or 30"
HS 86 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) HS 86 R with 30" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 30"
HS 86 T 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 40" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
30" or 40"
HS 87 R
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22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 30"
HS 87 T
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22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 40" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
30" or 40"
HSA 66 -- -- -- 20"
HSE 70 -- 500 w (4.5 amps) 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs.) 24"
Average rating for Professional Hedge Trimmer Reviews
(4.5 / 5)
86 Reviews
  1. 2 years ago
    The quality of this product really shows
    I have been using this new trimmer for a while now and I am really impressed with the overall quality of the product. This trimmer cuts through some large branches as well allowing for trimming of new areas as well as just upkeep on hedges. The large fuel tank allows for work to continue without constant refueling. I would recommend this product for anyone who does a decent amount of trimming. it is a little more expensive than some of the home store models but it seems like it will pay off in ... read more the long run. The only draw back is it is a somewhat heavy machine so may not be an ideal choice if you are concerned with weight.
  2. 2 years ago
    Unbeatable trimmer!!
    Great hedge trimmer! Lots of power, lightweight, and I love the swiveling rear handle. One of the easiest starting, best handling trimmers money can buy!!
  3. 1 year ago
    Cuts thicker hedges like butter.
    I have the 30" blade and it definitely cuts as advertised. I am not a professional landscaper, but the unit is easy to use. My hedges got out of control so I needed to radically trim them. I had a lot of branches that were 1/4 to 1/2+ inches thick. I supplemented the hedge trimmer with a manual pruner and a Lithium saw. As expected, the unit starts instantly.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Oustanding Hedgetrimmer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the HL 100k 135 trimmer is great trimmer with it's 13 locking positions without tools lightweight durablity fuel efficent great for long short medium shrubs great to use all day and everyday, what makes this trimmer outstanding is that its safe and great for tough jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 2 years ago
    Best equipment ever
    I used other brands of trimmers for years and it was always a struggle. Much down time and repair and hang ups. I bought a Stihl trimmer and it was a dream. It cut the thick evergreen hedges like butter. Why didn't I get a Still earlier? It would have saved me time, frustration and money. I will always buy Stihl from now on.
  3. 2 years ago
    This product has great features
    This equipment is perfect for the hard to reach places. Very easy to use and the adjustable angles of the blade is very convenient.
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  1. 5 months ago
    All the features needed to trim a variety of hedges
    Works very well but the longer shaft makes it a little top heavy. If you have a lot to trim then periodic rest periods are advised. Otherwise, can not be a better trimmer on the market. The adjustable blade makes work easy.
  2. 3 years ago
    FIrst rate in every way.
    This is so well balanced, you can work with it for hours at a time. It has great power, and cuts through surprisingly thick branches. I am so glad my local Stihl dealer recommended this to trim my long rows of high hedges I've had mine three years, and it still starts first pull every time. It accepts the HT chainsaw head, so that in under two minutes I can convert it to an extended pole saw capable of cutting 10 inch branches like butter. For me, the extended length makes it "better" than the ... read more kombi system for trimming and branch cutting.
  3. 2 years ago
    Outanding Reacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    Just a great piece of equipment the HL 100 hedgetrimmer is great today this my newest piece of equipment great for tall trees shrubs no ladders great 13 locking positions without tools fuel efficent light and easy to use great for any yard or for any landscaping job i'm very happy with my purchase and love this trimmer i defiantly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  1. 7 months ago
    HS 81 T trims nice and smooth and the rotating control handle is awesome
    I absolutely love this tool it's lightweight practically zero vibration and the rotating handle made sculpting my box hedges a breeze love this tool. I would recommend this tool to anyone.
  2. 2 years ago
    High Quality
    Very easy to start, runs great, haven't had any problems.
  3. 1 year ago
    Product has great features
    Easy to use and dependable. Our crew loves using this hedge trimmer.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Great cutting results.
    I replaced a warehouse store electric with this model as I was not getting the results I was looking for in a powered hedge trimmer. I was impressed with how easy it was to shape the bushes with the HSE 70. My hedges have never looked so good. My only gripe is with the front safety bar, why put it there? The gas models have the safety switch on the back handle. With this model you must squeeze the front bar, at all times, or the blade will stop instantly. This is a problem if you like to move ... read more you hand around on the front bar.
  2. 1 year ago
    I've bought alot of gas tools, but trimming hedges is once/year for me
    The electric trimmer is well-made, sharp, easy to maintain and use and has great safety features and practical features like the extension cord block. You pass the cord through a loop and it prevents disconnection. Once again, another great tool and good value
  3. 5 months ago
    Great product
    have not been disappointed with any Stihl product.
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  1. 8 months ago
    Elegant tool
    I'm a professional landscaper who's been watching the Stihl battery line for some time. I decided to jump in and buy the HLA 85 as my first battery powered tool purchase. So far, I'm very happy with it! It feels space age and elegant. It's incredibly quiet, the variable speed trigger is great, and my battery (AP 180) still has four green bars on the charge meter even after pruning several small hedges. This is not a light weight tool, and is built with high quality materials; the cutting side ... read more is still almost as heavy as a gas powered unit, but without the gas power head, it is much lighter to carry around overall. I'm very much looking forward to getting the other battery tools, as I feel this is the way of the future especially as battery technology matures.
  2. 7 months ago
    Another well thought out product
    I've owned this tool for just a few weeks & so far I'm very impressed. I already have the battery powered saw, two ap180 batteries & the al100 charger. Being more than happy with the saw (although it has its limitations), I took the plunge & purchased the telescopic trimmer. The run time is a lot longer than the saw, easily an hour. Using this tool combined with a little tidying up in between, shifting stepladders etc. This tool + two batteries & the slow charger is easily on a par with my other ... read more cutters. It has a one year guarantee (two for the home user), & the quality you expect from stihl. Only downer is not being able to use it in heavy rain. Les noise, no petrol fumes & spillages & the customer pays to charge the battery. It just makes sense. Very pleased!
  3. 5 months ago
    Better Than Imagined
    I bought this product for home use; 2 to 3 times per year as needed. However, I have a lot of shrubs/hedges, typically a 2 or 3 day job w/ clean-up each time. I also own the Stihl blower and string trimmer (3 years old) which have served me well. Using my 3 year old battery (AP 160) I started trimming and stayed at it for 45 minutes before I took a break thinking the battery probably needed a charge while I picked up trimmings. To my surprise, the battery still had 75% life and charged to full ... read more power in short order using AP 100 charger. Cutting power was as good or better than anything I've used in the past. Loved being able to pull the trigger, trim, release trigger, move ladder (in some cases# trim some more, adjust length, trim some more and never have to stop and restart a gas engine or refill a gas tank. Super convenient! Adjustable cutting bar angle and extension pole length met every need. Very quiet as you would expect. Allowed me to start work early morning before the heat of the day without disturbing neighbors. This is a "Heavy" duty tool which takes arm strength to wield, especially with the pole extended. Weight #to me# indicates quality build; no cheap plastic or flimsy parts. What I expect from Stihl. I expect to use this product for many years. The HLA-85 paid for itself the first time I used it #compared to hiring landscaper).
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