Gtech Hedge Trimmer Review

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Gtech Hedge Trimmer Review 1

The Gtech Hedge Trimmer HT3.0 allows you to trim hedges, bushes and trees without the need for a ladder.

We have reviewed the entire product range from Gtech in our overall Gtech review. However, in this review, we are going to focus solely on the Gtech hedge trimmer.

It’s cordless, offers a 60 minute run time from 4 hours of charge and is well balanced for ease of use and operator comfort will a reach of up to 10 feet.

What’s in the box?

The Gtech HT3.0 ships with the following equipment as standard:

  • Hedge trimmer main unit
  • Hedge trimmer head
  • Blade
  • Blade Cover
  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • Safety harness

This is everything you need to get started with the HT3.0 

Assembly of the Gtech Hedge Trimmer

Assembly of the Gtech is simple with everything just snapping together – the one caveat is to make sure the shapes line up or they won’t fit together. Don’t force them, just rotate until everything lines up.

  1. Click the head and the pole together, the button will pop up once everything is in place.
  2. Make sure the blade cover is still on and connect the hedge trimmer blade to the head. This will then lock into place.
  3. Insert the battery – this will give an audible click when in place.

For more information and step by step picture please check out the manual.

Gtech HT3.0 Battery Power

The battery indicator which is built into the Gtech HT3.0 is great for keeping an eye on how much power is in the cordless hedge trimmer. 

4 hours of charging time allow for upto 60 minutes of run time, plenty of time to get even the most demanding jobs done in the average-sized garden. 

Extra batteries are available direct from Gtech.

We liked clearly visible battery indicator – allowing you to keep an eye on how much time you have left whilst going about your trimming.

The Competition

There is strong competition in the cordless hedge trimmer market, from models such as the VonHaus 20v hedge trimmer and the Bosch AHS 50-20. In the table below we look at a comparison of some of the features.

Bosch
Bosch Cordless Hedge Trimmer AHS 50-20 LI (1 Battery, 18 V System, Stroke Length: 20 mm, In Cardboard Box)
Gtech
Gtech HT30 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Von Haus
VonHaus Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer with 20V MAX Battery, Charger, Shoulder Strap & Blade Cover - Includes Dual Action Laser Cut Blades, 135° Adjustable Head & Extendable Reach
Name
Bosch Cordless Hedge Trimmer AHS 50-20 LI (1 Battery, 18 V System, Stroke Length: 20 mm, In Cardboard Box)
Gtech HT30 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
VonHaus Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer with 20V MAX Battery, Charger, Shoulder Strap & Blade Cover - Includes Dual Action Laser Cut Blades, 135° Adjustable Head & Extendable Reach
Weight
2.5Kg
2.47Kg
5.82Kg
Battery Included?
Run Time
40 Minutes
60 Minutes
50 Minutes
Charge Time
1 Hour
4 Hours
60 Minutes
Rating
Price
£94.99
£199.99
£84.99
Bosch
Bosch Cordless Hedge Trimmer AHS 50-20 LI (1 Battery, 18 V System, Stroke Length: 20 mm, In Cardboard Box)
Name
Bosch Cordless Hedge Trimmer AHS 50-20 LI (1 Battery, 18 V System, Stroke Length: 20 mm, In Cardboard Box)
Weight
2.5Kg
Battery Included?
Run Time
40 Minutes
Charge Time
1 Hour
Rating
Price
£94.99
Gtech
Gtech HT30 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Name
Gtech HT30 Cordless Hedge Trimmer
Weight
2.47Kg
Battery Included?
Run Time
60 Minutes
Charge Time
4 Hours
Rating
Price
£199.99
Von Haus
VonHaus Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer with 20V MAX Battery, Charger, Shoulder Strap & Blade Cover - Includes Dual Action Laser Cut Blades, 135° Adjustable Head & Extendable Reach
Name
VonHaus Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer with 20V MAX Battery, Charger, Shoulder Strap & Blade Cover - Includes Dual Action Laser Cut Blades, 135° Adjustable Head & Extendable Reach
Weight
5.82Kg
Battery Included?
Run Time
50 Minutes
Charge Time
60 Minutes
Rating
Price
£84.99

How to use your HT3.0 Hedge Trimmer

We originally created a video about how to use the previous model, the Gtech HT20 hedge trimmer and the operation of this newer version is the same.

Moving down towards the head of the Gtech cordless hedge trimmer you find two release switches, as I highlight in the video below. There is one that when pressed allows you to rotate the head of the HT3.0 to a 90-degree angle. 

This is great for doing the top of a hedge or reaching over a hedge to do the other side. This again has various locking positions allowing you to be sure it won’t move whilst using it. 

Further down again there is another release switch that allows you to remove the cutting blades entirely. Make sure you leave the plastic blade guard on whilst you are doing this as it can be quite sharp. This then allows it to be changed for the branch cutting accessory.

Once you have selected your angle, decided between the Gtech branch cutter attachment or standard trimming blades, removed the safety guard and checked your battery is charged you are ready to go! 

To start the Gtech hedge trimmer up, there is a safety switch that must be held this has been designed to be pressed whether you are a right or left-handed person. It is accessible from both sides of the hedge trimmer. Once this is held in place the trigger can be pulled and you can let go of the safety lever.

Gtech Hedge Trimmer Ergonomics

One of the things you notice when using the Gtech hedge trimmer is that whilst the unit is around 2m long and weighs just under 2.5kg which held at length can feel a little heavy, it is very well balanced. 

This is something that is really important, if you are going to be holding a hedge trimmer at length for up to 60 minutes it really needs to be as comfortable as possible and not be putting any more strain than absolutely required on your body. Gtech has really done a good job of this.

Gtech BC3.0 Branch Cutter Attachment

Gtech Hedge Trimmer Review 2

We also took a look at the optional extra branch cutting attachment. When using the Gtech hedge trimmer you will find it cuts through leaves, bushes, and various tough and thick stems with ease. 

However, it isn’t designed for and won’t really cut it when it comes to anything remotely thicker than what you would expect on a bush or hedge. If you are trimming a tree back you will no doubt come across a small branch that you want to cut back. In steps the Gtech branch cutter attachment.

It is easy to exchange the standard cutter for the branch cutter and once the guard is removed it looks very similar to a pizza cutter. In testing, as you can see in the video, I tried a small branch perhaps 10-20mm thick and it cut it no problem at all. I then tried it on a branch that was over 40mm just to see how it would fair. 

After a few cuts each side it cut through no problem. I wouldn’t recommend you do this regularly as Gtech don’t recommend anything more than 40mm. It was nice however to see that should the situation arise it performed flawlessly.

Summary

We really did put the Gtech hedge trimmer through its paces with this review and we are happy to report it performed exceptionally. I would be happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a cordless hedge trimmer for their home. 

Obviously, this hedge trimmer from Gtech has been designed for the domestic market. If you have a business and use hedge trimmers, a petrol-powered one may be of more use so that you aren’t delayed by charging the batteries.

The Gtech 2 year warranty gives you peace of mind that the product will last and that you can depend on it for years to come.

If you liked this review, maybe you would like to take a look at one of our others, try our Bosch PSB 1800 review.

Gtech HT3.0 Hedge Trimmer Review
  • Performance
  • Features
  • Ergonomics
  • Value
4.1

Summary

The Gtech HT3.0 Hedge trimmer is a premium, great performing electric hedge trimmer with a long running time and reach.

Last update on 2019-11-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About Mike Jones 128 Articles
I started doing DIY around the house and it soon developed into a hobby. I look for tools and products that are genuinely useful and get the job done. I enjoy writing product reviews, researching my buyers guides and putting tools through their paces. In my downtime, I like to run and I am a bit of a Netflix documentary geek.

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