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New STIHL Electric Hedge Trimmer Packs Power into Easy-to-Use Package

Quiet and powerful, the STIHL HSE 52 is also lightweight and affordable

Release Date: 7/17/2014

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STIHL Incorporated
(757) 486-9100


HSE 52


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The lightweight and compact STIHL HSE 52 electric hedge trimmer is a powerful, quiet choice for both homeowners and those working in noise-sensitive areas.

Nimble and well-balanced, the 460-watt HSE 52 has several components that make it easy and efficient to use. Its 20” double-edged blade runs at 3,400 strokes per minute and cuts in both directions for high-performance precision. The trimmer also encompasses a large, versatile     D-shaped handle, which allows easy cutting from various angles and positions.

The HSE 52 handle configuration allows operators to use the hedge trimmer both left and right handed,” said Daniel Pherson, STIHL Inc. product manager. “The rear and front handle are designed to provide comfort in both positions.

Additional features include a front hand guard that allows the cutting blade to be seen during use and a durable heavy-duty gearbox designed to ensure a long life. A cable-strain relief lever helps prevent the extension cord from disconnecting during operation.

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About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the
number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,* as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., STIHL Inc., the headquarters for U.S. operations for the worldwide STIHL Group, exports to over 90 countries around the world; and the majority of STIHL products sold in America are also built in America.* STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445), visit or text your zip code to 78445. 

*A majority of STIHL powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2013 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. 

STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand, the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), National FFA, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and the National Association of State Park Directors.

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HSE 52 Specifications - Occasional and Professional Use
WEIGHT 3.1 kg (6.8 lbs.)
BLADE LENGTH 50.8 cm (20")
VOLTAGE 120 volt (60 Hz)
MOTOR OUTPUT 460 w (3.8 amps)
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