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Einhell GE-CH 1846 Li cordless hedge trimmer kit review

A fast charging, long running cordless hedge trimmer

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy award winner for best charging and run times this hedge trimmer cuts well and has the shortest charge time and longest run time in our test – by quite a long way. It has visible battery charge while you work and both the battery and fast charger are compatible with a wide range of Einhell Power X-Change tools.
Set up/storage
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Battery charge level visible

Fast charge time

Long run time
Cons: Narrow cutting capacity

Short blade
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What’s the Einhell GE-CH 1846 Li cordless hedge trimmer kit like?

The laser cut, diamond ground steel blade has a cutting length of 46cm and a 15mm cutting capacity. It has a bumper guard on the tip to protect it from damage and a handy hanging hole on the end and the trimmer has a two-hand start for safety. The 18V 2.0Ah battery takes just 40 minutes to charge and runs for an impressive 80 minutes and the battery charge level is visible, at the touch of a button, while working.

What’s the Einhell GE-CH 1846 Li cordless hedge trimmer kit like to use?

This compact trimmer is light and quiet and simple to use, just click in the battery, hold the handle, engage the second safety switch and it’s running. Although the blade is shorter and narrower than others in the test, it cuts smoothly and is easy to handle. The battery charge is reassuringly visible, at the touch of button, as you work but as this trimmer has the longest run time in our test, you’ll probably have finished the jib before it needs charging. The included fast charger gets it back up and running in a handy 40 minutes so if you do need to keep trimming you won’t have to wait too long.

Who’s Einhell GE-CH 1846 Li cordless hedge trimmer kit most useful for?

With its long run time this cordless hedge trimmer is ideal for anyone who wants to keep their garden in shape without the worry of having to stop and start to charge the battery. Its light and comfortable to use and cuts well, with the slightly shorter blade length and cutting width suitable for smaller hedging.

Is the Einhell GE-CH 1846 Li cordless hedge trimmer kit good value for money?

Part of the Einhell Power X-Change range of cordless tools, the battery and charger with this trimmer are compatible with a wide range of other garden tools, saving you money if you decide to invest in the future. At the lower end of the price range in our test this has an impressively fast charge time and long run time and although the cutting capacity is a little less than others, we think it’s great value for money

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Einhell
Name Einhell GE-CH 1846 Li cordless hedge trimmer kit
Model GE-CH 1846 Li Kit
Price £89.95
Hedge trimmer type Cordless
Part of multi tool system Yes

Features

Powered by Electric - cordless
40min(s)
Battery life 80min(s)
Blade length 46cm
Blade tooth width 15mm
Noise 92dB
Weight 2.3kg
Warranty 2YEAR