Black & Decker are certainly no slouches when it comes to yard tools, we all know that, and in the Black & Decker HH2455 they’ve got another winner. It is one of the best selling hedge trimmers on the market thanks to a combination of high performance, ergonomic design and an affordable price tag. Also known as the HedgeHog Trimmer, it is backed by a 2 year warranty and requires absolutely no assembly; get it straight out the box and let it do its thing.
The Black & Decker HH2455 provides a much more time efficient alternative to garden shears and will save you hours and hours of time that could be better spent with your family and friends. For most gardeners it’s a great solution and allows you to trim for as long as you want (as the power from the power output never – well rarely – stops), is quiet and emission free, and remains light enough for the majority of people to handle with ease. You do need to be prepared to handle the electric cable though, but to be honest this becomes second nature after a while.
Here are the Benefits of the Black & Decker HH2455 Hedge Trimmer:
- The 24 inch, dual action blade you get with the Black & Decker HH2455 is longer than the blades found on most other models available. The benefit of this is fairly obvious; you get a longer reach. This is great if you have some harder to reach areas that need maintaining and this trimmer really comes into its own in yards that have thick shrubs and hedges. There’s no more trimming in extremely uncomfortable positions (which is really dangerous by the way) just to reach the back edge of your hedge, making the whole task a lot easier on your body. The extended blade also allows you to cut more on each pass you make, meaning you get done faster.
- Powering the blade you have a 3.3 Amp motor and for the most part this combination works extremely well. It provides a good level of power, cutting through hedges with the minimum of fuss, providing an extremely crisp finish that looks both tidy and professional. In order to get the best out of the Black & Decker HH2455 it’s recommended you angle the blade when trimming.
- If you’ve seen a few hedge trimmers in your time you may well have come across the Black & Decker HH2450, which is an older model from B & D but has enjoyed a great deal of success, being used in gardens all across the country for a number of years. Well the HH2455 is essentially the same trimmer, with the addition of one handy new feature – a rotatable handle. You are able to quickly twist the handle 90 degrees in each direction, with a total of 5 different positions that make this model extremely versatile. When trimming a hedge it goes without saying you will need to use the trimmer in a number of different positions, sometimes vertically, sometimes horizontally and sometimes in positions between the two. With a model that has a fixed handle this can sometimes be extremely uncomfortable and it is your body that has to compromise, not the trimmer. This rotatable handle ensures it is the trimmer that compromises and allows you to trim in comfort.
- On top of that there is also a 3 sided bale handle that is very comfortable to hold onto as it is padded with soft rubber. These handles are well thought out from an ergonomic point of view and really help to reduce fatigue and make the whole experience as stress free as possible on your body. Thumbs up Black & Decker!
- The lock-on and lock-off switches, although they might not seem it, are brilliant features. When trimming hard to reach areas it is a bit of a hassle having to keep your finger on a power switch. With the Black & Decker HH2455 you don’t have to! This switch con be locked in the “on” position, supplying you with power for as long as you need it. You can also lock this switch into the “off” position, which is a handy safety feature and ensures there are no unexpected start-ups (particularly useful if you have children!).
Here’s the reported disadvantages of the Black & Decker HH2455:
- The general feeling towards the Black & Decker HH2455 is overwhelmingly positive. So much so that there has only really been one negative comment reported by some users. Black & Decker claim in all their advertising materials that this model has enough power to eat right through branches up to 3/4 of an inch. Given that the blade is larger on this model than most, the motor could perhaps do with a slide upgrade. That’s not to say it is severely lacking, as anything up to 1/2 an inch is devoured, but it can sometimes labour a bit on 3/4-inch branches.