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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.)
HLA 85 -- -- -- 20" (500 mm) dual-sided
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.)
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
Not Yet Rated
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
Not Yet Rated
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. 8 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!
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
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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
    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.
  3. 6 months ago
    Great Tool for Southern Properties with lots of shrubs
    I bought this trimmer about six years ago, wishing that I had done so earlier. Where I lived at the time in GA, shrubs grow quickly so keeping up with the growth required long-reach trimming about each two weeks during the long growing season there. This machine always starts on the first or second pull of the starter rope if I follow the starting instructions. To keep it sharp, I always store it with the plastic guard in place and oil the cutter bar after each use with spray-on applications of ... read more WD-40, I am a homeowner in another state right now, it coming in mighty handy again for maintaining my landscape plants here as well. I expect it to last a long time, just like my Stihl chainsaw that is now 31 years old. I am finding that my small engines last a long time if I completely avoid using fuels that contain ethanol. Even big box stores now sell premixed gasoline for 2-stroke engines that contain no ethanol. Incidentally, this trimmer starts well, even on relatively cold mornings in WI where I now reside,
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  1. 7 months ago
    This thing is an animal!
    I have a small farm that I like to keep in good shape. There's allot of bushes and hedge that I need to keep cut back so I can run my tractor and bush hog close to the bigger timber. I bought the HS 86R this spring and used it this weekend. It is a brute. No complaints what so ever. It will cut everything you want it to. Very well balanced between the right and left hands. Great power. Well worth the money. Get fuel economy also. It ran most of the day on one tank of gas. Highly recommended.
  2. 10 months ago
    Trail Maintenance
    We use our trimmer to cut brush in the Capitol Forest in Washington. Our trimmer is surprisingly fuel efficient and capable of cutting medium to high brush. We opted for the 24" bar so more people could handle the trimmer.
  3. 2 years ago
    I have this for heavy duty hedge trimming. The hedges are salt seeder trees cut down and trimmed as hedges. No other trimmer that I have tried can handle the job. Current trimmer is 8 years old and works thru the AZ summers of 120 deg plus. Love it.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Best Trimmer I've ever used.
    I bought this trimmer on the recommendation of a friend. It has been everything he said and more. Vibration is a minimum. The blades cut through anything they fit around. I have thick multiflora. now I can clear it without having to get my hands and arms cut up from the thorns. I have miles of trails to keep clear and this has let me get ahead on this task for the first time ever. It is actually a pleasure to get out there and get the work done with this trimmer. The right tool for the job makes ... read more all the difference. I highly recommend this product.
  2. 1 year ago
    Plenty of Power!
    I recently purchased my first gas powered hedge trimmer and is was well worth it! Cut my trimming time in about half because I was not worried about cutting my power cord in half. Plenty of power to over come my 15 year shrubs. Well worth it!
  3. 3 years ago
    This is a good product being for the price and power it puts out. I also own the HL 100, and both leave quality work behind. It's perfect for the smaller bushes and shrubs and everything in between.
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  1. 2 years ago
    The property I work on has close to 1500 lineal feet of box woods. They always need to be trimmed up before parties and such. These trimmers are light, powerful, and have no vibration. Swivel handle is a big plus for doing the sides. I can actually run these all day without feeling tired at the end of the day.
  2. 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.
  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. 5 months ago
    A Real Timesaver!!
    I had a hedge trimmer from one of the big box stores. This trimmer runs circles around my old one. Especially quick on boxwoods, Ligustrums are still a challenge but not nearly as much as with the old trimmer. My arms are sore from holding the trigger on the top bar but that's just me being out of shape.
  2. 5 months ago
    This is a great product
    I just purchased this product, it is well worth the extra money! From the first shrub to the last it was an easy clean cut. very little effort, quiet operation and lots of power it did not matter what size the branch, if it fits into the blade it cut it with ease. I am a STIHL person now, I will only spend my money on these products, well built and again worth the extra money.
  3. 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.
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