The Toro hedge trimmer is a lightweight yet powerful weighing in at 8.5 pounds. A go anywhere model suited for the longer yard that has hedges and shrubs out of reach of a power socket.

Toro Hedge Trimmer

Toro Hedge Trimmer 51496 Review

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Power Type – Gas or Electric?


Cordless Or Corded?

Cordless – Powered by a 24 volt lithium ion battery (which is included)

Cutting Capability?

Will tackle growth 5/8-inch thick more or less anywhere in the yard without the need for a power supply.

Blade Length?

24 inch long

Suitable for Cutting Vertically?

Yes – Has a rotating rear handle which swivels through 90 degrees and a suitable front D shaped handle.

Dual Action Blades?


Any Reviews?

YES – Ratings received for the Toro 51496 hedge trimmer are pretty good at 4.5 from the 5 stars possible given by the 36 users.

For those who have a smaller yard to look after there is a smaller version of the Toro trimmer  which has a 20 volt battery and the smaller 22 inch blades is also available as an option.

Good points remarked about Toro hedge trimmer.

The safety switch is not to difficult to hold down compared to other models.

Found the swivel handle beneficial.

Dual action blades gave less vibration.

Not so Good points.

“I also have the 24Vmax Toro Line Trimmer, so this one can share the bigger extended run-time battery from my 24Vmax Line Trimmer, but not vice versa per Toro’s recommendations”

“My biggest complaint is that the design has a large protrusion on the bottom below the second handle (about a 2-inch offset), so the blade cannot sit perfectly flush and parallel to the plants while cutting)”

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