8 Best Gas Hedge Trimmers (Reviews For 2024)

The Most Reliable Gas-Powered Hedge Trimmers You Can Buy

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Does your yard have a lot of shrubs or hedges that need frequent trimming and shaping? Finding the Gas Hedge Trimmer in 2024 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 many bushes, shrubs, or hedges understands how much work it can be to trim bushes and keep hedges looking good.

We also think a gas-powered hedge trimmer’s power and longer runtime are the best and quickest ways to do this job.

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 (Reviews 2024)


Editor’s Choice:  SENIX 4QL – 22″ Gas Hedge Trimmer

SENIX 4QL 26.5 cc 4 Cycle 22-Inch Gas Hedge Trimmer, Garden Tool to Trim Shrubs, Bushes, and More, Double Sided Dual Action Blades, 1-1/8' Cutting Capacity, Includes Blade Cover (HT4QL-L)

Why We Like It

The SENIX 4QL 22″ hedge trimmer delivers SENIX’s typical mix of great design, power, durable construction, and Value – making it our top pick this year.

With a 22-inch bar, the 4QL – Is a 4-stroke gas hedge trimmer that requires NO MIXING of gas and oil!

It also has a powerful 26.5 cc, two-stroke gas engine, making it one of our most popular tested hedge trimmers.

In addition, the SENIX 4QL is an excellent choice for homes with lots of hedges – and strong consideration for use as a commercial-grade hedge trimmer, as it includes a 3-year Warranty.

For the price, SENIX is one of the strongest competitors to the Stihl hedge trimmer brand, which many people love but find overpriced.

Specs

  • 22-inch bar
  • Rotating Rear Handle!
  • 26.5 cc – 4 Stroke engine (no mixing gas and oil)
  • Double-side, Double-reciprocating Razor Edge blades
  • Smart Start engine technology
  • Easy-Maintenance
  • Spark Plug Wrench and 2 oz. bottle of Oil Included
  • Tool-less air filter change
  • 9.45 lbs.
  • Anti-vibration design

SENIX 4QL Hedge Trimmer (Video):

 

 Our Take Away

Considering Value, Power, and ease of use, the SENIX 4QL is the best choice in our 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.

SENIX – Editor’s Choice Best Gas Hedge Trimmer

SENIX

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Runner Up:  Echo 20″ – Gas Hedge Trimmer 

Echo 20 in. 21.2 cc Gas 2-Stroke Cycle 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 SENIX 22″ Blade, the Echo trimmer stands up exceptionally well on its own merits. But then again, it costs considerably more.

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 in power, contributing to its ease of use.

Echo – Runner Up Gas Hedge Trimmer

ECHO HEDGE TRIMMER

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Best Value 24-inch Hedge Trimmer:  ProYama 26cc Dual-Sided

PROYAMA 24-Inch 26cc 2 Cycle Gas Powered Dual Sided Hedge Trimmer with Rotating Handle 2-Year Warranty Less Weight Less Fatigue Suitable for Gardener Professional Landscaper Home User

Why We Like It

This budget-minded model provides the quality of the Proyama Hedge Trimmer most homeowners require in a smaller, more compact format.

Weighing in at only 12 lbs and with many of the same great features offered by more expensive brands, the 24″ gas-powered hedge trimmer is ideal for homeowners with a normal amount of bushes or shrubs to trim.

In addition, this gas hedge trimmer offers the sought-after Pivot Rear Handle for working at any angle.

Specs

  • 24-inch bar
  • Adjustable Pivot Rear Handle
  • Dual-Sided Cutting
  • 26cc 2-cycle engine
  • Vibration-reducing design
  • Lightweight – 12 Lbs.

Our Take Away

Even more powerful than the Husqvarna 122HD60, the Proyama is less known but very durable. If you have thick, heavy bushes to trim, you’ll have no problem getting through them with this 24-inch hedge trimmer from Proyama.

Proyama – Best Value 24″ Gas Hedge Trimmer

Proyama 

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Best Value “Runner Up” Hedge Trimmer:  Senix HTQ-4L-L 26cc – 4cycle 

SENIX 4QL 26.5 cc 4 Cycle 22-Inch Gas Hedge Trimmer, Garden Tool to Trim Shrubs, Bushes, and More, Double Sided Dual Action Blades, 1-1/8' Cutting Capacity, Includes Blade Cover (HT4QL-L)

Why We Like It

If you’ve read some of our other outdoor power equipment reviews, you’ll know we’re big fans of SENNIX, specifically based on their quality – but especially their affordability.

We only rated the SENNIX as “Value Runner-UP” to Proyama – due to the slightly shorter SENNIX 22″ trimmer blade vs. Proyama’s 24″ blade.

The SENNIX HTQ-4L hedge trimmer makes up for that length by offering a 4-cycle Engine that doesn’t require you to Mix Oil and Gas everything. NO MIX re-fueling.

And to us, a 22-inch trimmer bar is more than sufficient, and this one has enough power to easily cut through 1 1/8″ thick hedges and bushes.

In addition- This competent hedge trimmer is at $10-$15 less than the lowest competitor in this review.

Specs

  • 22-inch bar
  • Allows up to 1 1/8″ Thick Branch Cuts
  • 4-Cycle Engine (No Oil/Gas Mixing required)
  • 26.5cc 
  • Tool-free air filter access

Our Take Away

This Senix gas hedge trimmer does a great job of cutting through thick, mature bushes and seems to start quite quickly.

We consider this our best-value gas hedge trimmer, as this 4-cycle engine never requires Oil Changes – and because it is an exceptional price for the quality of this product.

Best Value:  SENIX Gas Hedge Trimmer

SENIX

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Poulan Pro Gas Hedge Trimmer – 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 your best option. Despite its low price, the PR2322 stands up well to frequent and extensive use and delivers incredible value.

Poulan Pro – Gas Hedge Trimmer

Poulan Hedge Trimmer

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Best Multi-Tool Hedge Trimmer:  Sunseeker

SUNSEEKER 26cc Weed Wacker Gas Powered, 4 in 1 String Trimmer, Wheeled Edger, Hedge Trimmer and Brush Cutter Blade, Multi Yard Care Tools, Rubber Handle & Shoulder Strap Included

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 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

Sunseeker

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Best Commercial Hedge “Trimmer Attachment”:  Echo

ECHO 99944200596 Clipper Attachment,40 in.

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 to 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 can 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

Echo

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Best Value “24-inch” Hedge Trimmer:  Xtremepower US

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 has 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)

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 specific 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 (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 do 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 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 a difficult 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 best gas hedge trimmer to buy.

Closely behind Husqvarna for the top spot is the powerful ECHO- HC2020 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-value 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 be the perfect choice for your budget and yard size. However, we’re confident our best of gas hedge trimmer list will provide you with some valuable and efficient gas hedge trimmer “choices.”

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