The 10 Best Hedge Shears

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you have a green thumb and the lush landscaping to prove it, you’ll want to keep your hedges, bushes, and ornamental grasses neat and tidy with a quality set of shears. The right pair will create an even cut, whether you’re trimming leafy shrubs or keeping wayward branches at bay. Our list features self-sharpening models, gear-powered ones for ease of use, and those with handy, extendable arms. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Okatsune Precision

2. ARS Professional

3. Tabor Tools Extendable

Editor's Notes

March 07, 2019:

Hedges help beautify any outdoor space, and they’re practical too, serving as windbreakers and barriers between property lines. They can also be a source of shelter and food for birds. Keep yours well-trimmed with some quality shears. You’ll get the job done quickly and with minimal effort when using the Okatsune Precision, which are commonly used by professional gardeners throughout Japan, thanks to their razor-sharp blades and even cut. If you have the means to invest in the durable ARS professional, they just might be only choice you’ll ever need – and if you do ever need new blades for them, replacement ones can be bought. For the ladder-phobic, the Tabor Tools model featured here offers telescopic arms, which extend an extra 8 inches to reach up high. No matter which one you choose, it’s good practice to store shears indoors to help prevent rust and corrosion. Proper cleaning and sharpening can also help them last for many years.

4. Bahco P51-F

5. Fiskars Power Lever 8-Inch

6. Corona HS3244

7. Fiskars 9169

8. Fiskars Powergear2

9. Gilmour 8-Inch

10. Gnome 25”

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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