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Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer review from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer review

A light, efficient and powerful cordless hedge trimmer that's easy to use.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy, the Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer has a long blade and it cuts powerfully and efficiently. It's light, quiet and comfortable to use and 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: Light, easy to use and quiet

Long for size and weight

Blade tip protector and hanging facility

Stout, sleeve-type blade guard
Cons: Poorer cut quality on woody stems

Battery indicator hard to see
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What is the Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer?

This cordless hedge trimmer is powered by a 40V 2Ah lithium-ion battery, which can be included in the price along with a charger or bought separately. 4Ah batteries are also available and both these and the charger are compatible with all the other tools in the Greenworks 40V series. The trimmer has long, double-sided 61cm blades with a relatively wide 20mm tooth spacing.

What is the Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer like to use?

This is a lightweight trimmer, particularly so considering its power category and the length of the blade and it cuts fast and efficiently. The handle rotates to three different points and this combined with its weight make it easy to use, especially when cutting above head and shoulder height. It has a 20mm tooth spacing on the blade and it cuts woodier, more mature growth well. It has a jam function to help prevent the blades getting clogged and stopping and a lock/unlock switch for safety, but the hand guard is thin and feels a little flimsy.

Who is the Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer most useful for?

Great for cutting tall, more mature hedges this lightweight trimmer is particularly suitable for gardeners with lots of large hedges and shrubs.

Is the Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer good value for money?

This is a light, efficient hedge trimmer that’s easy to use plus the battery and charger can be used with all the other tools in the Greenworks 40V cordless range saving you money in the future if you expand your tool kit. It comes with a two-year warranty and we think it’s good value for money.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Greenworks
Name Greenworks G40HT61K2
Model G40HT61K2
Price £209.99
Hedge trimmer type Cordless

Features

Powered by Lithium-ion battery
61cm
Noise 100dB
Weight 3.54kg
Warranty 2YEAR
Feature notes

Battery size: 40v 2Ah