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We've tested 7 mains-electric and 2 battery-powered hedge trimmers, priced from under $75 to nearly $350.

Hedge trimmers are a useful gardening tool, but which type is best – electric or battery? And does price make a difference?

We've checked out the advantages and disadvantages of each type, as well as putting our 9 models through a series of performance and ease-of-use tests.