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The VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer – An Honest Review

by LaurettaCWright
VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer

As the weather starts to warm up, the garden is doing its part by bursting into life. So what better time to trial the the VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer!

I can’t really take the credit for the way the garden looks at the moment – that’s VIP’s forte and he has done me proud with his Mediterranean garden, garden wall attempt, English Country garden patch, pub area and now he has plans for a Japanese garden area.

But in terms of weeding, mowing, pruning and choosing and er…buying bunting, then I do chip in.

So, with summer on the horizon, the empty spaces are quickly filling up with green as new garden growth appears. Some of this is a welcome splash of colour, but there are are parts where Mother Nature needs a little maintenance so it doesn’t take over everything. Basically the bushes need a trim! Notice how I didn’t go down the route of turning it into *that* joke. You’re welcome.

Anyway, just before the end of last year, VIP’s trusty old hedge loppers gave up the ghost. Once too often they had been called into service to trim the rampant Leylandii hedge at the front of the house – and having endured hour upon hour of service, they decided they’d had enough.

As it was winter, we didn’t bother replacing them and the bushes in the garden breathed a collective sigh of relief as any further trimming would have to wait until next year.

Fast forward to 2019 and the aforementioned spring-time green explosion had fully taken hold with parts of the garden literally groaning under the weight of new unchecked foliage, encroaching on pathways and flower borders.

So when I was given the opportunity to try out the VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer by Domu Brands, I thought it must be fate – the timing was perfect. The question was, would it do a good job in getting control back of the jungle that had become our garden?

VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer

In my honest opinion…

What I immediately appreciated about the VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer was its extendable pole. Being a vertically challenged 5’1”, you know that I’m not reaching up that high – heck, I even have to get out a footstool to reach the posh glasses in the kitchen when guests come over.

So the extending pole (up to 2.44m) meant that I would have little problem in reaching some of the apple tree branches to lop them off for the rabbits.

If there’s one thing I love about summer (apart from the smell of freshly cut grass, the opportunity to boost my vitamin D by laying in the sun and guilt-free ice-cream), it’s putting the four rabbits in the garden.

They live indoors in their own room, but I love giving them the opportunity to be outdoors in the fresh air, digging holes and munching their way through the greenery. As a special treat, they can’t get enough of fruit branches – and their favourite is the apple tree.

But every time I want to give them a treat, I end up teetering on a shaky stepladder trying to cut down apple tree branches. This time, with the VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer firmly in hand – and my feet firmly on the floor – it made light work of an otherwise difficult job. Just look at the faces on the rabbits – they were in their element!

The other thing that ticked the box for me was how lightweight the VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer was – just 3.8kg including the battery, which made using it for lengthier periods a breeze.

VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer

VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer

Neat and nice

So my first impressions were good; it felt good in the hand and had two ways of being supported when full extended – a positionable handle and a shoulder strap. The VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer also has an adjustable head, which is ideal when trying to trim at a specific angle.

VIP was equally taken with our new gadget – he particularly liked the fact that it was cordless which meant he wasn’t limited to the range of extension cables and the like. Also, despite being so long, it was maneuverable and easy to handle.

VIP and I were taking it in turns to ‘have a go’ with the trimmer and, within a few hours, little piles of leaves and branches were dotted around the garden- it’s only a pity that the trimmer didn’t clear these up as it went along! When it was time for lunch, the fast charging facility came in use – with only one hour needed to get 50 minutes of use.

VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer

All in all, I thought that the VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer is a reliable, easy to use tool in the garden – it makes it easy to get to the hard-to-reach places and is powerful enough to cut through thick branches (twig maximum thickness of 14mm), plus charges quickly. And, at around 65 quid, it shouldn’t break the bank either.

Now all I’ve got to do is figure out if my dad’s hedge trimmer needs replacing – with Father’s Day on the horizon, it would make an alternative gift for the man who seems to have everything!

*I was gifted the VonHaus Cordless Hedge Trimmer in return for an honest review.

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22 comments

Martina Roy 22nd August 2019 - 3:04 am

This is very really unique helpful information. keep it up. Thank you so much!

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LaurettaCWright 16th September 2019 - 11:40 am

Glad to be of help Martina! 🙂

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Madison Lane 13th June 2019 - 6:42 am

Nice review Lauretta! But if I may ask,what steel is the blade made from? Thanks! All the best!

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LaurettaCWright 16th September 2019 - 11:39 am

I could be wrong Madison (and I’ve done a little research on this) but it looks like it’s a variation of steel. What I can tell you though is that the blades seem robust and able to cope with different thicknesses.

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Rachael 9th June 2019 - 7:37 pm

Aww I long for a garden! Yours looks great and the hedge trimmer looks really good too. I’ve only ever used compact ones that look a bit like chainsaws, so having one like this would make life easier. Every year we go and do my grandpas hedges so this would be really handy.

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2019 - 8:54 am

The extendable pole really came in handy – especially for someone like me who is vertically challenged! How lovely that you go and help with your grandpas hedges – he must be super proud of you!

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Jenni 9th June 2019 - 9:34 am

You’ve got such a lovely garden! This trimmer sounds fab

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LaurettaCWright 10th June 2019 - 8:55 am

Thanks Jenni – very happy with the garden – especially when I can appreciate it in the summer. The trimmer has been a godsend – and a bit of a novelty in our household! 🙂

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Yeah Lifestyle 7th June 2019 - 6:01 pm

My husband was just talking to me the other day about getting a hedge trimmer and this sounds like a great gift to get him for Father’s Day

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LaurettaCWright 7th June 2019 - 6:55 pm

Yes – it’s definitely a good move for Father’s Day! Or a birthday or Xmas – It just makes light work of the garden and saves time – as we’re all fairly time poor, gadgets like this really help don’t they?

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Michelle Murray 7th June 2019 - 3:00 pm

My husband would love this. He loves trimming things in the garden

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LaurettaCWright 7th June 2019 - 6:58 pm

That’s great Michelle – I have to say, it’s a big novelty in our house – we all wanted a go with it – even the kids. Our garden is going to look pretty bare soon with all the trimming that is going on! lol

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Jennifer Gladwin 7th June 2019 - 1:20 pm

This sounds great, and perfect for those of us not blessed in the height department. Your garden looks amazing!

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LaurettaCWright 7th June 2019 - 2:46 pm

Yes – it was really helpful with the extendable pole – a definite plus point! Thanks for the compliments – I can’t take all the credit though.

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Rhian Westbury 7th June 2019 - 12:52 pm

I’ve never had my own garden but I’m so excited to get one when we move. I’ll definitely need all of these kinds of things as I’m short and would struggle to trim anything high up x

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LaurettaCWright 7th June 2019 - 7:00 pm

Ah a shorty like me! I’m really glad products like this exist to make our lives easier – I hate asking people to reach things for me, so this just changed the whole trimming game for me – and I can now reach those apple branches!

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Nichola - Globalmouse 7th June 2019 - 10:11 am

This looks great, I hate going up ladders for things like this, I always feel so unsafe so this would be great. Love your garden by the way!

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LaurettaCWright 7th June 2019 - 7:01 pm

Thanks Nichola! I agree about going up ladders – especially with something electrical in you hand – and our ladder is rickety anyway, so the extendable pole is a big plus point! Thanks for the garden praise – I really can’t complain about the view!

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Super Busy Mum 7th June 2019 - 9:56 am

Now, this is a gadget I could get on board with! This looks amazing and hedge trimmers being cordless just make sense, you know? It looks great and I love how it extends, too!

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LaurettaCWright 7th June 2019 - 6:57 pm

Yes they do! I love the fact you don’t have to watch for wires and can carry it anywhere in your garden without worrying about that. The short recharging time is a plus point and it seems really good value for money.

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Samantha 6th June 2019 - 6:34 pm

I’m not really into gardening but my mum would find this so handy. I also can’t get over how cute your bunnies are! 😍

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LaurettaCWright 7th June 2019 - 2:59 am

Ah thank you – love them to bits – and they love the apple tree branches! Trying to grow some more fruit in the garden so they get some more variety. Thanks Samantha!

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