Updated 21 Sep 2016

Bosch

AHS 45-15 Li

Snapshot: The Bosch AHS 45-15 Li is a battery hedge trimmer with a 45cm blade. But is it a cut above the rest?

AHS 45-15 Li
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$199

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Test results

Overall score
59
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Very well-balanced.
  • Hedge-trimming visibility is good.

But

  • Short run time of 22 minutes.
  • Just OK trimming performance.
  • No wrap-around front handle.
  • No rotating rear handle.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (50 percent)
  • Ease of use (50 percent)

We test by cutting horizontally (levelling the top of a hedge) and vertically (trimming the sides of the hedge).

Trimming performance scores are based on how quickly and easily the blade cuts through the hedge and the sharpness of the final cut. Penalties apply for jagged edges and when we notice the trimmer struggling with thicker branches.

Ease of use looks at:

  • The general comfort and ergonomics of the hedge trimmer, including weight, balance, visibility, and the ease of using the controls.
  • The level of vibration.

Key data

Model

Type
Battery
Avg price
$199

Specifications

Motor power (W)
ns
Run time (min)
22
Charge time (mins)
63
Voltage (V)
10.8
Battery size tested (Ah)
1.5
Battery cost ($)
$79 (1.5Ah)
Blade length (cm)
45
Tooth gap (cm)
1.5
Noise (dBA)
82
Weight (kg)
2.0

Features

Wrap-around front handle
×
Rotating rear handle
×
Hand guard
Blade protecting teeth

More Info

Availability
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