Eckman Lightweight 8ft 6 ½” Long Reach Telescopic Hedge Trimmer
Rating: 4.1/5read 51 reviews
- Double action reciprocating blade can be adjusted and locked through 135°
- Ideal for reaching and cutting high hedges at any angle without the twisting, stooping and bending
- Features double safety switching, low vibration and a shoulder strap
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This heavy duty trimmer weighs just 3.7kg but has all the features needed to get big jobs finished quickly and with minimum effort.
The trimmer can power through stems up to almost 1” in diameter at 18,000 rpm with its 45cm (17¾” long), razor sharp, double action reciprocating blade that can be adjusted and locked through 135°.
Ideal for reaching and cutting high hedges at any angle without the twisting, stooping and bending, or wobbling on ladders, normally required to achieve that manicured, professional look and finish.
The super-strong but lightweight fibreglass/composite telescopic shaft extends and locks between 2.16m (7ft 1”) and 2.6m (8ft 6 ½”) maximum.
This hedge trimmer also features double safety switching, low vibration and a shoulder strap to take the strain.
Manufactured to the highest CE/GS/TUV European Safety Standards with 1 year manufacturer’s guarantee.
- Lightweight yet heavy duty - weighs just 3.7kg
- Cuts through stems up to almost 1” in diameter at 18,000 rpm
- Reciprocating, angle-adjustable blade
- Super-strong yet lightweight fibreglass/composite telescopic shaft
- Double safety switching
- Low vibration
- 10-metre power cable
- Shoulder strap
- Manufactured to the highest CE/GS/TUV European Safety Standards
- 1 year Manufacturer’s Guarantee
- Power: 450Watt
- Total Weight: 3.7kg
- Max. Trimming Speed: 18,000 rpm
- Blade Length: 45cm / 17¾”
- Angle Adjustment: 135°
- Min. Shaft Extension: 2.16m (7ft 1”)
- Max. Shaft Extension: 2.6m (8ft 6½”)
Double-Zipped Holdall (BE013)
- Standard Delivery (approx. 7 working days) - FREE if order over £50 or £2.99 if order under £50
- Express Delivery (approx. 3 working days) - £3.99
- Next Working Day Delivery (orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to Friday) - £6.99
- We deliver to mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands & Islands
- Every product is covered by our 30-day money back guarantee
- Every product is guaranteed for at least 12 months. If your item develops a fault within the guarantee period, we will either refund (only if within 30 days) or replace free of charge
- If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 01794 525 320
ReviewsBack to Top
Easy to assemble11/05/2013 13:59:00
Still heavy when fully extended but does the job. Pleased with purchase.
Well, at least it works and can cope with soft stems up to about half an inch (12mm) diameter.06/05/2013 20:59:00
I was attracted to this trimmer as it was advertised as it “can power through stems up to almost 1” in diameter”. However, the manual that came with the trimmer stated that the cutting capacity was “16mm/1” diameter”. When I went to school, 16mm was nearer 0.63” and nowhere near 1”.
Really does the job but is slightly heavy although no more than expected.06/05/2013 19:21:00
Overall very pleased with the product as it reduces the need for steps.
does the job as expected03/05/2013 19:35:00
Good service03/05/2013 11:55:00
Fast delivery, would use you again
Does a good job for what you pay for it30/04/2013 08:54:00
Not to be used for very large areas but ideal for typical gardens
Excellent product - reducing need to work at height29/04/2013 20:21:00
Saves the need to get the steps out
Light, so easy to use, and efficient. Good value.29/04/2013 18:51:00
I did a trawl of the internet, liked the look of this one, looked at several others, and came back to this one. The price was comparatively good as well. Delivery swift.
For me a worthwhlie investment for the taller hedges.29/04/2013 15:35:00
Very pleased, one of the very few buys lately that have reached what it says.
A very effective tool29/04/2013 13:15:00
good service and good product, cut over 250 ft of hedge in less than an hour.28/04/2013 15:48:00
excelent value for money
I cut the hedge without balancing on a ladder, on a slope.27/04/2013 12:41:00
A few minor improvements and it would be perfect!
delighted with it27/04/2013 11:04:00
I was able to trim the tall yew tree with ease and no more dicing with death up a ladder.
Very satisfied, quick delivery, item as described.26/04/2013 16:28:00
Will satisfy my requirments.
Certainly an improvement to standing on a ladder but struggles to cut limbs of more than half inch.26/04/2013 12:22:00
Overall I'm glad I bought this. It certainly made light work of reducing my 13 foot hedge back to it's normal 8 foot - yes I had let it go a bit! Also, I didn't need a ladder to reach over to the back of the hedge, so much safer. However, because of the unwieldy nature of the trimmer, it was impossible to achieve a consistent height, nor a smooth finish to the sides. I ended up using my small electric trimmer. That said, the job took half the time and there was no tottering about on top of a ladder.
Easy assembly. Replace some plastic parts with metal and it would be even better.26/04/2013 11:37:00
Got the hedge done in half the time and half the effort and NO LADDERS.
Just what I needed24/04/2013 22:09:00
Does the job
Easy to use23/04/2013 11:20:00
Nice to be able to stand on the ground and cut the hedges.
excellent product at the right price
Hedge Trimmer22/04/2013 10:39:00
Work fine up to now,only used it once problem free
A well priced, efficient addition to my garden tool kit10/04/2013 16:23:00
Stocks had run out when I first ordered this tool: I was grateful for the email sent by Mysmartbuy to alert me when it was restocked. Delivery was swift and, after one successful high-hedge trim, I am happy with the product.
out of the box, a couple of clicks, and .. does just what it claims10/04/2013 10:49:00
Saves a lot of time
Just what I wanted - and delivered with great efficiency10/04/2013 10:24:00
The ordering was so much easier than going out shopping for it
works well thanks09/04/2013 17:02:00
Very versatile - can safely reach difficult parts without over reaching.17/01/2013 14:02:00
Generally very versatile but heavy-initially, until one adapts to the trimmer'
Fab product, does everything it purports to
Excellent product - just what I wanted17/12/2012 10:30:00
Would recommend this product. Will save pounds not having to get in a man to cut hedges.
Saved me £100 already trimming the hedges myself instead of paying someone to do them08/11/2012 17:59:00
It has saved me money as stated above and my wife was pleased with the result and will let me do it again
Ideal for my large hedges24/10/2012 10:15:00
I bought this product to make it easier to keep large hedges under control and to save having to climb up and down ladders with my conventional trimmer, and it does work and also saves a lot of time and energy.
Excellent trimmer, very powerful and easy to use.19/10/2012 09:10:00
Good value and better than my previous battery powered one!
Excellent for the extended reach which is what I wanted - but oh so heavy!19/10/2012 07:01:00
The product is well made and packaged and as I write has coped well with one side of a 40yard 8 foot high hedge ( I am hoping to do the outside half this weekend if the weather is fine). In practical terms, the method of adjustment of reach (an allan key which can easily get lost) is not for frequent use and - particularly when extended to maximum reach and used at a horizontal level - is very heavy. The young lady using the hedge trimmer in the advertisement photograph should receive a medal for weightlifting!
Regarding the use of the Allen key to adjust the length, we have passed your feedback on to the manufacturers so that they can look to improve the design of the product in the future. Whilst Allen keys can be lost at least everyone has them and they are easily replaced! (unlike a bespoke locking key for example) – however we agree that the design could be improved and we will work with Eckman on this.
Regarding the weight (the trimmer weighs 3.5kg / 7.7lb) our testers found the carry strap really useful when using it at horizontal level so that the weight is carried on the shoulder or using the strap as a pivot focal to angle upwards.
The trimmer is made with lightweight but strong fibreglass poles to keep weight to a minimum but as with all telescopic trimmers your arms may tire when used at maximum reach – still, 3.5kgs is lighter than most other similar machines.
Excellent product at a good price.18/10/2012 11:51:00
The Eckman lightweight telescopic hedge trimmer enables you to reach the tops and sides of hedges that otherwise you would nee a professional to do, at much greater cost. It is heavyish to use but that is to be expected as the full extension length increases the leverage. My wife (five foot nothing) can use the trimmer but it is best to take regular breaks if doing a long section. Protective goggles are recommended. This is a good product and we are very happy with our purchase.
Does exactly what I was expecting and hoping it would.18/10/2012 11:48:00
No complaints whatsoever.
Well engineered product which is easy to use.18/10/2012 10:54:00
Overall, a good machine. It just took a little while to ascertain the best method of operation.
Assembly was quite easy, despite quite poor instructions. It quickly became obvious that, unless I'm missing a trick, that you can't disassemble this for storage, so you're left with a 7 foot tool to store!!!!!! Extremely top heavy. I am over 6 feet tall and quite strong but I was struggling with this in only a few minutes. Worth mentioning that the blade isn't very strong. I got the blade caught in the hedge and the blade bent straight away. Luckily I could bend it back to shape but that's not the point. Having said all that, it did do the job I bought it for, but it isn't worth the price I paid. In summary, great idea but pretty poor execution of it.
Flexible and relatively easy to use.15/10/2012 13:18:00
Assembly instructions inadequate. There are 2 ways to fit an oval rod into an oval socket, and the instructions and illustrations don't explain which way is correct.
A great asset to anyone with wide or tall hedges to deal with08/10/2012 20:46:00
A great buy, arrived quickly and performs as I hoped. Makes cutting wide or tall hedges much easier!
eckman telescopic hedge trimmer08/10/2012 17:29:00
only used it once but very pleased so far
eckman hedge trimmer08/10/2012 16:38:00
SUPER FAST DELIVERY
prompt delivery08/10/2012 12:07:00
found it very easy to use. good value for what I paid for it
Used this afternoon - was brilliant on small tree, thanks!06/10/2012 17:33:00
Will recommend to friends & family
Delivered quickly & easy to assemble and use
Good all-round service,well done.05/10/2012 13:20:00
Prompt delivery, no problems.
although the item was out of stock it still arrived within five days of ordering
Excellent product03/10/2012 17:26:00
Wish I'd bought a long time ago
You don't have to use a ladder03/10/2012 15:18:00
Pleased with item
Exactly what I needed.23/07/2012 22:13:00
Very effective cutting performance and amazing reach.
A useful tool for reaching parts of the hedges that I previously struggled to reach!19/07/2012 20:59:00
Ordering on line was easy even for me, delivery was first class, speedy and efficient, delivery man was friendly and helpful, item ordered was in a good condition with clear instructions on how to assemble.
Works perfectly and is just what I needed12/07/2012 18:00:00
I like it very much and now do not need to use a ladder.
Fast Delivery, easy assembly09/07/2012 12:23:00
Ideal for cutting tall hedges without having to balance on a ladder
An excellent product at a smart price09/07/2012 10:23:00
This is an excellent product. It was easy to assemble and with being lightweight also easy to use. It cuts through fairly large branches with ease and is exactly as described in the advert. I'm very pleased with my product and the price paid is good value for money. I have seen similar products thast are much more exspensive
Cuts well and greatly extends one's reach safely.09/07/2012 10:16:00
Over all it does just what the add said. I'm not sure what the pole is made from, I hope it's carbon fibre, but I'm not sure, let's hope it's durable! The girl in the ad was a strong lass!!
does the job.05/07/2012 18:41:00
as stated able to reach parts of the hedge that would have needed ladders but a bit on the awkward side re access to the start and hold
Good value alternative to a petrol extended reach hedge trimmer05/07/2012 10:44:00
Appears well made and undoubtedly does the job well. The ability to set the blade at 90 degrees to the shaft makes it very versatile - not all extended reach hedge trimmers can do this. The most significant drawback to me is the location of the motor (where most of the weight is) at the cutting end, as opposed to the base of the shaft. Obviously this is to allow for the telescopic extension of the shaft, and to eliminate the need for a cable or shaft drive, but it does make it rather unwieldy and tiring to use, as the centre of gravity is towards the working end of the shaft, away from the body. I have to say that I found the harness arrangement useless. It consists of a single strap which is inclined to keep slipping off. I think a double harness would be more practical. Having said all that, I think it was an acceptable solution to meet my needs, at a very reasonable price.
Q&AsBack to Top
So, if you used the hedge trimmer for 1 hour, the calculation would be: (450 x 1) ÷1000 = 0.45kWh.
To find out how much this will cost per hour, you will need to find out how much your energy supplier charges. But on average, the hedge trimmer will cost you less than 5p per hour to run.
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