EGO Rolls Out Carbon Fiber On Newest Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer
The EGO Carbon Fiber Hedge Trimmer marks the first time we’ve seen a hedge trimmer with a rail made from this stiff but lightweight material. Curious about the advantages—particularly weight reduction—we wanted to take a closer look.
EGO Carbon Fiber 26-inch Hedge Trimmer: The Big Deal
Clearly refusing to mess around, EGO decided their first carbon fiber hedge trimmer would also be their longest. At 26 inches it bests their previous 25-inch and 24-inch models. The company also produces a 25-inch commercial hedge trimmer as well as a tool designed for its commercial pole system.
The blades feature a dual-action motion, running at speeds up to 3,400 strokes per minute. That should let it cut quickly through branches up to 1-1/4-inches in thickness. We don’t have exact specs, but from the photos, that’s our guess on capacity.
Of course, with a rail made from carbon fiber, we have a lot of questions regarding weight and durability. As an industry first, the use of carbon fiber in this EGO hedge trimmer definitely reduces weight. On a tool like this that tends to extend up and overtop hedges and bushes, reducing weight can really make a huge difference. The real question has to do with whether carbon fiber holds up as well as traditional steel.
The EGO HT2601 features a 180° rotating handle. Five adjustable handle positions let you get the exact position you need to ergonomically work.
Comparing the Models
Lining up these tools to compare certain features and specs, we can get a sense of at least some of the key differentiators.
|Length||24 inches||25 inches||26 inches|
|No-Load Speed||3000 SPM||3200 SPM||3400 SPM|
|Cut Capacity||1 inch||1 1/4 inches||TBA|
EGO Carbon Fiber Rail 26-inch Hedge Trimmer Price
This new trimmer launches in 2023. We don’t have official retail pricing or kit configuration info just yet, but we anticipate this product to price out as a premium model. The increased speed and carbon-fiber rail make for above-average features that make this a compelling premium homeowner tool.
EGO offers a five-year warranty on all of its outdoor power equipment.
- Model: EGO HT2601
- Power Source: EGO 56V battery
- Blade Length: 26 inches
- No-Load Speed: 3400 SPM
- Handle Positions: 5