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Black + Decker LHT2436 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review

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When compared to their gas-powered counterparts, electric hedge trimmers offer a number of advantages. For example, an electric model does not require you to mix the proper ratios of oil to gas, nor does it require the same level of maintenance or care that a gas-powered hedge trimmer does. Overall, electric powered products are more environmentally friendly, lighter, and more maneuverable.

The Black + Decker LHT2436 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer offers all of these advantages, plus the added benefit of being cordless. It offers the user the freedom to roam about their garden without the annoyance of trailing power cords. On a full battery, it can trim up to 6,000 square feet of hedges before the 40 volt; lithium-ion battery must be recharged.

Read on to find out more about what this cordless hedge trimmer has to offer!


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    The lithium-ion battery charger is Energy Star certified.
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    The dual-action action design of the blade vibrates significantly less than other comparable models on the market.
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    Because it weighs only 6.9 pounds, this hedge trimmer is easily maneuverable.


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    The battery may occasionally make a strange clicking noise.


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    The 24-inch blade length enables users to reach overhead trimming jobs with ease.
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    This trimmer can cut branches that are up to .75 inches in diameter.
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    The ergonomic, wraparound front handle offers a comfortable gripping area regardless of how the hedge trimmer is positioned.
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    The lock-off switch is located on the soft grip handle and is readily accessible.
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    This Black+Decker model can achieve an impressive 2,4000 cutting strokes per minute.


​Upon opening the box, what you’ll find inside is the hedge trimmer itself, a single 40-volt lithium ion battery, a battery charger, and an operating manual. Additional batteries may be purchased separately, and reviewers have praised the user manual for its clear and concise instructions.

The Black + Decker LHT2436 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer bills itself as a “powerful, go anywhere” cordless electric hedge trimmer. It is a cordless hedge trimmer that is powered by a 40V lithium-ion battery. Compared to industry standard, Ni-Cad batteries, this lithium-ion option will hold a charge up to 5 times longer before it must be recharged. Overall, lithium-ion batteries have a longer lifecycle than other types of batteries, and this model’s Energy Star rated battery charger can fully recharge a battery in roughly an hour.

The LHT2436 can capably cut branches a thickness of ¾ of an inch. The powerful, 40-volt battery ensures that you will be able to finish any trimming job more quickly and offers a longer working period. The improved cutting capabilities of this model are achieved by the inclusion of Black+Decker’s patented Power Drive transmission, which significantly reduces the likelihood that the blades will jam while they are in use. On a full charge, this trimmer can cover around 6,000 feet of hedge before it needs to recharge. The dual action blade measures 24 inches in length, and a new redesign produces considerably less vibration and noise than single blade action models. At full power, this hedge trimmer can achieve 2,400 cutting strokes per minute.

In terms of ergonomics and comfort, the Black + Decker LHT2436 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer has fared well in both professional and consumer written reviews. It weighs in at under 7 pounds and is easily maneuverable. The wraparound front handle offers a comfortable grip, and it is large enough that it can be adequately used even when you are wearing thick work gloves. The grip is coated in a soft rubber and features a built-in retention cord system to prevent accidental unplugging.

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  • Powerful 40-volt lithium ion rechargeable battery delivers the power with long run-time to complete...
  • 24-inch dual-action blade delivers less vibration than single action blades
  • Shearing blade quickly cuts branches up to 3/4-inch thick
  • Full wrap-around front handle provides a comfortable gripping area in all cutting orientations


This Black+Decker hedge trimmer is more powerful than most cordless hedge trimmers you would find on the market today, including other Black+Decker models. It is an ideal tool for homeowners with large yards or gardens to maintain. Although not specifically specified by Black+Decker in the trimmer’s spec sheet, multiple Amazon reviewers have placed the battery’s runtime at approximately one hour per full charge. For the amount of power that this model offers, it is reasonably priced, and it is backed by a comprehensive three-year warranty from the manufacturer – making it a solid investment.

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Mark Kelly

Hi, I'm Mark the owner of Yard Care Gurus. I love to be outside working on my lawn, planning my next project. I created this website to help people like you find the best products for yard care and great advice. Thanks for stopping by!

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