I used to have the best-looking yard in my neighborhood. Not that it was voted the best, well actually it was, by me. However now when I look at my yard, it’s not even close to being the best. My lawn used to rival the turf of professional baseball stadiums. My bushes, grass, and everything looked awesome. But that was before I had kids. I have to admit, it’s a little frustrating because I have all the proper tools to make it look great, but no time for yard work. And my kids do a number on my lawn in the summer. Anyway, speaking of yardwork, EGO came out with a new EGO Hedger Trimmer, but before we jump into it, let’s talk EGO.
When it comes to OPE (Outdoor Power Equipment), EGO is considered one of the best. The quality, ease of use, power, durability, and their large line of equipment are just some of the reasons consumers love this brand.
While those are all reasons I love EGO as well, the number one reason they are my favorite brand is because of my personal experience and history. I still mow my yard with my first EGO mower from 2014 and it still rocks. Today it seems we spend a lot of money on different products, only for them to fail us quickly. But EGO has been one of those dependable companies where I know my equipment it’s not going to fail and will work for years to come. I can absolutely say in my opinion, it’s the top OPE company around. So now let’s take a closer look at the newest EGO Hedge Trimmer.
EGO Hedge Trimmer Features
The EGO Power+ 26″ Hedge Trimmer (HT2601) is backed by a lifetime warranty. So you have peace of mind. The hedge trimmer is powered by a brushless motor that delivers 3,400 strokes per minute.
The 26″ bar uses dual-action steel blades that provide powerful performance even when cutting through large-diameter branches.
Regarding power, the unit is powered by EGO’s 56V ARC Lithium battery, which can also be used in all other 56V EGO POWER+ tools.
Both handles are large, allowing easy operation for those with big hands, and even with gloves on.
Another cool feature is the blades track on the industry’s first carbon fiber rail. This means it’s strong and reduces the overall weight of the hedge trimmer.
The power trigger is large enough to hold with two or three fingers, which means less fatigue.
I am sure you have experienced those times when you have to contort in a different direction to cut a branch. Not only can it be uncomfortable but it can also be dangerous. Not anymore – now with a click of a button, you can rotate the head to five different positions, up to 180 degrees.
When not in use, there is a plastic sheath to protect the blades and rail.
EGO Hedge Trimmer Performance
This is just one of those tools you have to try. A picture doesn’t do it justice. We do have a short in-action video below, but you will just have to take our word for it. Trimming a bush is simple. It cuts right through branches, limbs, and leaves it with ease. Even when I did some older bushes by my driveway, I was able to cut through their large-diameter branches without any issues.
EGO Hedge Trimmer Wrap Up
The bottom line is when it comes to EGO, they are the leader for many reasons. This powerful, well-designed new EGO Hedge Trimmer is just another example of why. The EGO Power+ 26″ Hedge Trimmer is one of the best hedgers we’ve used. It’s durable, easy to use, and easy to control. Plus it delivers great results.