Green Machine 25″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review

Green Machine 62V cordless hedge trimmer review
PTR Review
  • Overall Rating 9.4

In our opinion, the Green Machine 62V hedge trimmer gives you a reliable tool that packs a punch and tackles any residential landscaping tasks you can toss it. A bit heavier than several other models we've tested in its class, the excellent balance and cut capacity do more than compensate. The package makes it easy to recommend—particularly given the great price.

Overall Score 9.4 (out of 10)

Easily Keep Your Hedges In Shape With The Green Machine 25-Inch Hedge Trimmer

Having reviewed the Green Machine 62V lawn mowers and their carbon fiber string trimmer, we thought it high time to move on to their hedge trimmer. The Green Machine 25″ cordless hedge trimmer doesn’t add anything amazing in terms of features and specs, but we didn’t care. We wanted to see if it would make for a well-rounded addition to what is shaping up to be a competitively-priced brand for value-conscious homeowners.

Pros

  • Rotating handle
  • 1-inch cut capacity
  • Fast cutting at 3600 RPM
  • Excellent balance

Cons

  • Heavier than many competitive models

Green Machine 62V Hedge Trimmer Design Notes

Rotating Handle

You don’t have to include a rotating handle to have a capable hedge trimmer. Still, we do like this feature and use it quite a bit when present. Useful when trimming vertically along a hedge row, a rotating handle lets you maintain your grip while you work in a new direction.

Green Machine 62V cordless hedge trimmer

Rotating the handle just requires a simple pull on the ring positioned just below the trigger, at the bottom of the handle. You can reach it easily with your index finger. Then, just twist the handle left or right—it locks into one of five positions and rotates up to 180°.

Grip and Trigger

We LOVE the 3-finger trigger on this Green Machine 62V cordless hedge trimmer. It provides a comfortable grip and you don’t wear out your fingers—even if you end up using the tool to do an extended amount of work…like what happens every time I tackle the 1.25-acre property around our shop.

safety bar front handle

A presence (safety) switch embeds itself within the front handle. You also have a secondary trigger lock on the left side of the rear grip. It works well for righties or lefties.

We really like the ergonomics of this cordless hedge trimmer. From the balance to the spacing between the two handles—Green Machine nailed it. Add to that easy-to-use controls and you get a tool that works great for those new to cordless landscaping tools as well as seasoned landscapers.

A Note on Weight

While the balance is excellent, weight tips the scales a bit. The bare tool weighs just under 9 pounds. Insert a 2.5Ah battery and you end up with a tool just under 12 pounds. That’s quite a bit of weight to lift when topping hedges.

Additional Features

  • Compatible with all Green Machine 62V batteries

Green Machine Hedge Trimmer Performance

Green Machine includes a two-speed control for this 62V cordless hedge trimmer. The oddly-named Econ and Sport modes give you options for bouncing between extending battery life and attacking more aggressive trimming projects. The 2-speed switch sits atop the main handle where your thumb has easy access.

Econ and Sport modes

The brushless motor lets you get up to a top speed of 3600 RPM. Those 25-inch dual-action blades let you quickly cut up to 1-inch thick branches.

1-inch cut hedge capacity

When we talk about “gas-equivalent” tools, the hedge trimmer comes to mind. You simply lose nothing converting from gas to battery with these tools. To give you an idea, a 2.5Ah battery gives you up to 2 hours of continuous use. You can expect over 3 hours of use from a 4.0Ah battery. We actually don’t recommend those due to the additional weight.

inserting Green Machine 62V battery

Green Machine Hedge Trimmer Price

Green Machine’s 25-inch hedge trimmer kit is exclusively available online at The Home Depot for around $157. It includes a 2.5Ah battery, single-port charger, 5-year limited tool warranty, and a 3-year limited battery warranty.

The Bottom Line

In our opinion, the Green Machine 62V hedge trimmer gives you a reliable tool that packs a punch and tackles any residential landscaping tasks you can toss it. A bit heavier than several other models we’ve tested in its class, the excellent balance and cut capacity do more than compensate. The package makes it easy to recommend—particularly given the great price.

Green Machine Hedge Trimmer Specifications

  • Model: Green Machine GMHT6200
  • Power Source: Green Machine 62V battery
  • Stroke Rate: 3600 SPM
  • Cut Capacity: 1 in.
  • Max Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Bar Length: 25 in.
  • Overall Length: 46.5 in.
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs. (bare), 11.8 lbs. (with 2.5Ah battery)
  • 5-position rotating handle
  • Warranty: 5-year (tool), 3-year (battery and charger)
  • Price: $157 (kit)

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