Black and Decker BEHTS300 Hedge Trimmer
Black and Decker Hedge Trimmer Wins Innovation Award For Sawblade Design
The BEHTS300 Black and Decker Hedge Trimmer hearkens back to those simpler times when, if you didn’t want to mess around with a gas engine in order to trim your hedges, you went with the only other choice on the market, corded electric. Only this time, this corded electric hedge trimmer comes with enough modern appointments and forward-thinking engineering to win it one of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. Let’s see what this hedge trimmer does a little bit differently.
- PTIA ’19 award winner
- 20″ Dual-action hardened steel blade for reduced vibration
- Sawblade tip lets you saw through thicker branches up to 1-1/2″ thick
- 3.8 amp motor for trimming branches up to 3/4″ thick
- Lightweight at 5 lbs
- Cord retention system prevents accidental unplugging
- Wrap-around front handle provides comfort and maneuverability
The big-ticket design feature of the BEHTS300 Black and Decker hedge trimmer is its Sawblade tip. This tip, which looks like a shortened version of the business end of your standard reciprocating saw, lets you work through your larger branches that won’t quite fit into the blade openings of the hedge trimmer.
While the blade openings can accommodate branches up to 3/4″ thick, we all know that you’ll likely run into some thicker ones at some point. This design means that you don’t have to quit what you’re doing to go run back to the garage to get the loppers out. Rather, the Sawblade tip lets you saw off the branch with the saw tip of your hedge clipper. It can tackle branches up to 1/2″ thick.
Corded or Cordless?
No lie, we’d generally prefer that our electric OPE ran off the power of a convenient battery rather than an extension cord. But, there’s no denying that corded electric tools have a few benefits that you don’t get with your battery-powered tools.
For one thing, the Black and Decker hedge trimmer will never run out of juice, assuming that your power bill is all paid up and you haven’t managed to yank the extension cord out of its socket. And, speaking of, the BEHTS300 has a cord retention system that ought to help you avoid that problem without you having to knot your cord.
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Further, we prefer the weight of this tool to the extra pound or two we’d get with a cordless hedge trimmer. This black and Decker hedge trimmer weighs in at an enviable 5 lbs. With its weight and the full wrap-around front handle, comfort and control shouldn’t be much of an issue here.
Finally, one of the biggest benefits of the corded and Sawbladed Black and Decker hedge trimmer revolves around the price. Rather than spending $250 and up for a hedge trimmer and accompanying batteries, the BEHTS300 will cost you under $50.
Black and Decker Hedge Trimmer Specs
- Model Number: BEHTS300
- Amps: 3.8 Amps
- Blade Length: 20″
- Cutting Strokes/Minute: 3640
- Weight: 5 lbs
- Price: $49.97