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8 Best Gas Hedge Trimmers (Reviews For 2023)

The Most Reliable Gas-Powered Hedge Trimmers You Can Buy

Does your yard have a lot of shrubs or hedges that need frequent trimming and shaping? Finding the Gas Hedge Trimmer in 2023 could be your best answer. Today’s review will introduce you to the 8 Best Gas Hedge trimmers to buy for any budget and help you make that job much more manageable.

Any Homeowner with a substantial amount of bushes, shrubs, or hedges understands how much work it can be to trim bushes and keep hedges looking good. In our opinion, a gas-powered hedge trimmer’s power and longer runtime are the best and quickest ways to get that job done.

Keep reading to see our top-rated picks and discover which Gas hedge trimmer is the right one for you:

Best Gas-Powered Hedge Trimmer In 2023

Editor’s Choice:  Husqvarna 122HD60 – 24″ Gas Hedge Trimmer

Husqvarna 122HD60 21.7cc Gas 23.7-in Dual Action Hedge Trimmer 9665324-02

Why We Like It

This Husqvarna hedge trimmer delivers Husqvarna’s typical mix of great design, power, and durable construction, making it our top pick this year. With a nearly 24-inch bar, the 122HD60 gas hedge trimmer is an excellent choice for homes with lots of hedges – and strong consideration for the best commercial hedge trimmer.

Husqvarna is also one of the strongest competitors to the Stihl hedge trimmer brand that many people love – but find to be overpriced.

Specs

  • 23.7-inch bar
  • 21.7cc 2-cycle engine
  • Smart Start engine technology
  • 16. 2 lbs.
  • Anti-vibration design
  • Pivoting handle for easy side and top trimming

Our Take Away

Overall, we found the Husqvarna 122HD60 to be the best in our series of best gas hedge trimmer reviews. With plenty of power and an ergonomic handle that pivots for maximum ease of use, this trimmer lets you work quickly and comfortably through the largest hedge trimming jobs.

Husqvarna – Editor’s Choice Best Gas Hedge Trimmer

Husqvarna

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Runner Up:  Echo 20″ – Gas Hedge Trimmer 

Why We Like It

Next on our list of best gas hedge trimmers is one of the best “brands” in outdoor lawn equipment. The Echo HC-2020, a 21-inch dual-action trimmer that stands up exceptionally well – even next to our Editor’s Pick from Husqvarna – and at only 10.0 lbs (dry weight), is considered a lightweight gas trimmer.

Thanks to twice the number of razor-sharp cutting edges and the easiest maintenance we found, the Echo HC-2020 hedge trimmer is an excellent choice for zero-type grease fittings and a tool-less air filter people seeking an easy-to-use, highly efficient “gas” hedge trimmer.

Specs

  • 20-inch bar
  • 21.2cc 2-cycle engine
  • 50:1 Gas to Oil Mixture
  • Large Ergonomic Handle
  • Quick-start technology
  • 10.0 lb. dry weight
  • 5-year Consumer Warranty

Our Take Away

While we can’t quite put it above the Husqvarna 24″ Blade Trimmer, the Echo trimmer stands up exceptionally well on its own merits.

The quality and performance of this trimmer are excellent, and the ergonomics make it worthwhile for minor or even more significant jobs. This unit is also very light for its power, which further contributes to its ease of use.

Echo – Runner Up Gas Hedge Trimmer

ECHO HEDGE TRIMMER

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Best Value:  Poulan Pro – Model PR2322

Poulan Pro PR2322 22-Inch 23cc 2 Cycle Gas Powered Dual Sided Hedge Trimmer

Why We Like It

Owing to its features and quality construction, we find the Poulan Pro PR2322 the best gas hedge trimmer for the money on the market in 2020. With a 23cc engine and a 22-inch dual-action bar, this trimmer will get the job done quickly at a price just about anyone can reasonably afford.

Specs

  • 22-inch bar
  • 23cc 2-cycle engine
  • Rotating handle
  • Lightweight yet durable construction

Our Take Away

If you’re looking for a great trimmer that won’t break the bank, the Poulan Pro PR2322 may be the best option for you. Despite its low price, the PR2322 stands up well to frequent and extensive use and delivers incredible value.

Poulan Pro – Best Value Gas Hedge Trimmer

Poulan Hedge Trimmer

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Best “Echo Brand” Gas Hedge Trimmer:  Echo HC-152

Echo 20 in. 21.2 cc Gas 2-Stroke Cycle Hedge Trimmer

Why We Like It

If you’ve read some of our other outdoor power equipment reviews, you’ll know we’re big fans of Echo equipment. The HC-152 is no exception, offering a 20-inch trimmer bar and enough power to easily cut through thick hedges and bushes.

This unit also uses a commercial-grade air filtration system to keep the engine in good shape throughout the years of use.

Specs

  • 20-inch bar
  • 21.2cc 2-cycle engine
  • Commercial air filter
  • Tool-free air filter access

Our Take Away

This Echo gas hedge trimmer does a great job of cutting through thick, mature bushes and seems to start quite quickly. Though it didn’t quite make it as our value pick, this model is an excellent option to look at, and a reasonable price for the quality of this product.

Best “Echo” Brand Gas Hedge Trimmer

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Best Multi-Tool Hedge Trimmer:  Sunseeker

Sunseeker Gas Engine Trimmer 4 in 1 Multi Garden Tool Trimming Combo, 26cc Grass Trimmer, Hedge Trimmer, Rotatable Pole Saw, Brush Cutter Blade Attachments and Harness for Yard

Why We Like It

Like all good homeowners, we’re about getting more done with fewer tools. For this reason, we love the idea of a 4-in-1 trimming tool like this model from Sunseeker. With a 60″ shaft for more extended reach.

The package includes a heavy-duty hedge trimmer, weed trimmer, pole saw, and brush cutter –  all useable extensions of the same Power Pole lawn equipment system.

The Sunseeker tool can take over four of your old power tools simultaneously.

Specs

  • 26cc 2-cycle engine
  • Four tools in 1 package
  • Vibration-reducing design
  • Enhanced fuel efficiency

Our Take Away

If you’re looking for a gas pole hedge trimmer but could use a new string trimmer, pole saw, or brush cutter, this tool offers all four accessories and the power to run all of them from one powerful 26cc engine.

Overall, we found this tool to be a convenient and supremely functional machine for several typical yard tasks.  If you’re looking for multiple tools, you can change over in one system, and on a budget, it’s an excellent choice to consider.

We’d recommend this mode to any first-time homeowners since they can get four essential yard tools for about the same price they’d pay for one of them individually.

Sunseeker – Best Multi-Tool Gas Hedge Trimmer

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Best 18-inch Hedge Trimmer:  Husqvarna 122HD45

Why We Like It

This model divides the quality of Husqvarna into a smaller, more compact format. Weighing in at only 10.3 lbs, but with many of the same great features offered by the Editors choice model 122HD60, the 18″ gas-powered hedge trimmer model 122HD45 is an ideal option for homeowners with fewer bushes or shrubs to trim.

Specs

  • 18-inch bar
  • 21.7cc 2-cycle engine
  • Vibration-reducing design
  • Lightweight – 10.3 Lbs.

Our Take Away

Though not quite as powerful as the 122HD60, the 122HD45 is equal in terms of quality and durability. If you have thick, heavy bushes to trim, you’ll have no problem getting through them with this 18-inch hedge trimmer from Husqvarna – you will have 6″ less reach than offered by longer-bladed hedge trimmers.

Husqvarna – Best 18″ Gas Hedge Trimmer

Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer

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Best Commercial Hedge Trimmer Attachment:  Echo

ECHO 99944200486 Hedge Clipper Attachment,50in,20in Blade

Why We Like It

For contractors and professionals, homeowner-level trimmers rarely cut (pun very much intended!). This ultra-durable trimmer attachment for the Echo PAS-225 Pole makes short work of heavy projects and will last through years of hard use.

Remember that you must purchase the PAS-225 separately to take advantage of this unit.

Specs

  • 20-inch bar
  • Commercial gear case
  • Designed for use with Echo PAS-225

Our Take Away

If you’re looking for the heaviest heavy-duty, we recommend this Echo attachment as the best commercial hedge trimmer. With it, you’ll be able to approach trimming and shaping tasks that would wear out other trimmers and take you dozens of hours using a standard pair of hedge clippers.

NOTE:  This Echo Brand hedge trimmer attachment requires that you are purchasing or already own the Echo #PAS-225 Pro Series Pole (see here)

Echo – Best Commercial Grade Gas Hedge Trimmer attachment

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Best Value 24-inch Hedge Trimmer:  XtremepowerUS

XtremepowerUS 81066 26cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered Hedge 24-Inch Double-Sided Shrub Trimmer Recoil Trim Blade Clipper Saw Bushes, Red/Black

Why We Like It

You may need a more extended bar and a larger engine for heavy-duty jobs. That’s when we recommend the XtremepowerUS 24-inch gas-powered hedge trimmer. This model comes with a 26cc engine and can easily cut through even the most well-developed hedges and shrubs.

Specs

  • 24-inch bar
  • 26cc 2-cycle engine
  • Noise-reducing design
  • Lightweight

Our Take Away

While not everyone will need a hedge trimmer this powerful, it’s nice to have if you’re tackling more significant jobs. The XtremepowerUS is an easy-starting hedge trimmer with all the power you’ll need to tackle even the largest projects around your yard. 

All left is to grab your leaf blower and finish the day!

XtremePowerUS – Best Valued 24″ Gas Hedge Trimmer

XtremePowerUS

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Gas-Powered Hedge Trimmers:

 

Are Gas Hedge Trimmers Safe To Use?

Using gas-powered hedge trimmers can be simple, but you shouldn’t ignore common-sense safety measures. For one, always use personal protective equipment and clothing as follows:

  • Wear protective safety glasses
  • Heavy Duty Work Gloves
  • Long-Sleeved Shirt
  • Long-Sleeved Pants
  • Non-slip work shoes
  • Breathing Mask (filters out pollen, gas fumes, and dust)

Safety video from Husqvarna – How To Use a Gas Hedge Trimmer:

What Type of Fuel Do Hedge Trimmers Use?

While some 4-cycle engines (gas and oil are filled separately) hedge trimmers out there, the overwhelming majority of gas-powered hedge trimmers use 2-cycle engines that require a combined mix of gas and oil (in the same reservoir).

While 32:1, 40:1, and 50:1 are the common mix ratios, be sure what the proper mixing ratio is for your particular gas hedge trimmer. It may be marked on the fuel cap, or you can consult the owner’s manual of your particular model.

Either way, you should always follow the mix ratio guideline closely. Otherwise, the engine could get damaged.

Tip:  A great way to avoid buying separate gas and oil (and possibly getting the mix wrong), is to purchase “pre-mixed fuel and oil” like this 50:1 Mix from Husqvarna.  Just pop the lid, and pour it in – it’s that easy!


Which Are Better: Gas or Electric Hedge Trimmers

While electric trimmers are convenient for smaller jobs, a gas trimmer will make shorter work for heavy jobs or areas away from electrical power sources.  If you have a large hedgerow, you’re likely better off going with gas.

That being said, Battery Powered (Cordless) Hedge Trimmers Also have Unlimited Range & Distance.


Which Is Better: A Single or Dual-Sided Hedge Trimmer Blade?

Dual-action trimmers are overwhelmingly better for achieving a clean, even cut in less time. Most manufacturers offer dual-action as their standard, and very few single-action trimmers are still to be found in today’s market.


What Is the Best Professional/Commercial Hedge Trimmer

Overall, we think the best hedge trimmer for almost all uses is the Husqvarna 122HD60. With Husqvarna’s construction standards and technology behind it, this is an awfully hard trimmer to beat in any category.


Conclusion

While a great Gas-powered string trimmer is just as necessary to own, we think a Gas-powered hedge trimmer is right on its heels for getting more yard work done efficiently.

In our review of the top-rated gas hedge trimmers, and depending on your budget, we found the Husqvarna 122HD60 to be the number one choice.

Closely behind Husqvarna for the top spot is the powerful  Tanaka TCH22EAP2 gas hedge trimmer coming in as our Runner Up, followed by the cheapest gas hedge trimmer we could recommend – the Poulan Pro PR2322 -as the best-valued gas hedge trimmer option for most homeowners.

These units offer a combination of quality and value that tops the rest of the market, and the Husqvarna, in particular, stands out as the best single hedge trimmer we reviewed.

Of course, our picks may not necessarily be the right ones for you – as every homeowner’s budget and yard size is different. However, we’re confident that each pick from our gas hedge trimmer list can provide you with a valuable and efficient gas hedge trimmer.

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Kevin
Kevin
Kevin is the author and editor for Best Home Gear. In addition to his work in publishing, Kevin enjoys exploring the Outdoors in Michigan and Arizona, Hiking, Cycling, Fishing, Reading, and Completing Projects for the Home and Garden.

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