WORX Hedge Trimmer review – Pretty Handy Girl

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WORX 56v MaxLithium Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

We have a very wooded and heavily landscaped lot with lots of mature bushes. Some of the bushes were starting to achieve monster proportions. Do you see the resemblance?

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

This is why I needed a bad boy hedge trimmer on my side. WORX sent me the 56V MaxLithium Cordless 24″ Hedge Trimmer  to try out. It turned out to be the perfect tool for our yard. Previously I tried the 20V MaxLithium Cordless 20″ Hedge Trimmer, but it didn’t have the muscle I needed to power through our landscaping. The 56V WORX hedge trimmer definitely had the power to cut easily through all our shrubs and bushes. But, the extra power is the result of a large battery which does weigh more than its 20V sibling. However, I’d much prefer a little extra weight because the trimmer can cut through bushes and shrubs much faster (saving on arm fatigue in the long run.)

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

The WORX 56V MaxLithium Cordless 24″ Hedge Trimmer requires the assembly of the handle and shield when you first remove it from the box. You will need a philips head screwdriver.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

The battery pack should not be in the trimmer during assembly. Simply slide the shield into place (just above the blades) and secure it with the screws shipped with the tool.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

The handle requires some outward force to snap over the trimmer.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

The handle is secured with one bolt on one side.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

Snap the battery pack in place and you’re ready to tame that jungle you call your yard.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

Trimming the pampas grass used to be a tedious job using manual hedge shears and I inevitably lost the battle with lots of scratches.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

This year, I fought that monster and I won! The long 24″ blade on the WORX 56V MaxLithium Hedge trimmer and the shield kept my hands scratch free. (Although, I was wearing gloves for extra protection.)

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

We have a big camellia bush (which now resembles a tree) near our fireplace. I have never pruned this bush because…well, it was tall and we really don’t look at it often.

The WORX Hedge Trimmer made quick work of the lower branches.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

To reach the upper branches I grabbed the WORX JawSaw with pole extender (you can read my review for the WORX JawSaw here.)

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

In the past, trimming all our bushes around the house with manual hedge shears was a multi-hour task which inevitably required popping several Advils at the end of the day. But, the WORX 56V MaxLithium 24″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer made fast work of all the bushes and landscaping. I finished in about an hour and wasn’t sore at all.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

Most amazingly, the battery never died during the full hour of use. The WORX 56V MaxLithium 24″ Cordless Hedge Trimmerclaims to be as powerful as a gas powered trimmer. I’ve never tried one so I can’t comment on that. But, I can say that this bad boy tamed our jungle and left me able to move the next day. I’m actually looking forward to the Fall when I trim back all the summer growth.

WORX 56v Hedge Trimmer Review | Pretty Handy Girl

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Disclosure: This is a product review for the WORX 56V MaxLithium 24″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer. I was provided with the tool at no cost to me. However, I was not swayed to write a positive review or write anything at all. This is NOT a sponsored post. As always I am very particular about the brands and products I choose to showcase on this blog.

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