Updated 21 Sep 2016

EGO

HT2401E

Snapshot: The EGO HT2401E is a battery hedge trimmer with a 61cm blade. But is it a cut above the rest?

HT2401E
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$399

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Test results

Overall score
74
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good trimming performance.
  • Very good run time of 60 minutes.
  • OK to use.
  • OK-balanced.
  • Has wrap-around front handle.
  • Hedge-trimming visibility is very good.

But

  • No rotating rear handle.
  • Heavy.

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
$399

Specifications

Motor power (W)
ns
Run time (min)
60
Charge time (mins)
40
Voltage (V)
56
Battery size tested (Ah)
2.0
Battery cost ($)
$285 (2.0Ah), $309 (2.5Ah)
Blade length (cm)
61
Tooth gap (cm)
2.2
Noise (dBA)
87
Weight (kg)
4.3

Features

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

More Info

Availability
Mitre 10 only

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