Mountfield MH48 Li hedge trimmer review from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Mountfield MH48 Li hedge trimmer review

A powerful, versatile cordless hedge trimmer.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

This cordless hedge trimmer is easy to handle and cuts powerfully and neatly. It has good features but it’s expensive if you don’t already own a compatible Mountfield battery and charger. It comes with a two-year warranty.
Set up/storage
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Handling
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Performance
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Value for money
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Pros: 3 - position rotating handle

Easy to handle

Good-sized battery
Cons: Thin blade guard

Struggles with thick stems

Most expensive of the models tested
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What is the Mountfield MH48 Li hedge trimmer?

A cordless hedge trimmer powered by a 48V lithium-ion battery that is part of the Mountfield Freedom 48 range, where one battery fits all the garden tools in the range. Two chargers, including a fast charger are available and there is the choice between 2.0Ah and 4.0Ah batteries. It has long, 61cm blades with a tooth spacing of 27mm.

What is the Mountfield MH48 Li hedge trimmer like to use?

This is a powerful and efficient hedge trimmer that’s easy to handle and cuts quickly and neatly. The rotating handle has three positions, making it easier to cut above head and shoulder height and to shape and sculpt otherwise awkward angles. A wide tooth spacing of 27mm helps it to cut most material efficiently but it will struggle on very woody growth.

It has an on/off switch for safety, but the blade guard is thin and slightly awkward to fit.

Who is the Mountfield MH48 Li hedge trimmer most useful for?

With its long blade this is ideal for cutting large areas in a single sweep helping you get the job done quickly, so it’s good for gardens with lots of hedging or shrubs that need trimming.

Is the Mountfield MH48 Li hedge trimmer good value for money?

At £337 for the hedge trimmer, battery and charger this is easily the most expensive hedge trimmer we tested. It’s powerful and cuts well and comes with a two-year warranty. We think it’s reasonable value for money.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Mountfield
Name Mountfield MH48 Li Hedge trimmer
Model MH48 Li
Price £337.00
Hedge trimmer type Cordless

Features

Powered by Lithium-ion battery
61cm
Noise 99dB
Weight 3.8kg
Warranty 2YEAR
Feature notes

Battery size: 48V, 2.0 Ah