Updated 21 Sep 2016

Victa

VLH4058U0

Snapshot: The Victa VLH4058U0 is a battery hedge trimmer with a 58cm blade. But is it a cut above the rest?

VLH4058U0
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$429

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Test results

Overall score
78
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good trimming performance.
  • Excellent run time of 90 minutes.
  • Easy to use.
  • Well-balanced.
  • Has wrap-around front handle.
  • Has rotating rear handle.
  • Hedge-trimming visibility is very good.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

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
$429

Specifications

Motor power (W)
ns
Run time (min)
90
Charge time (mins)
120
Voltage (V)
40
Battery size tested (Ah)
4.0
Battery cost ($)
$299 (4.0Ah)
Blade length (cm)
58
Tooth gap (cm)
1.8
Noise (dBA)
88
Weight (kg)
3.9

Features

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

More Info

Availability
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