DeWALT DCHT820P1 20 Volt Max Hedge Trimmer Review

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For the last 100 years, the DeWALT name has been the go-to brand for generations of homeowners when it comes to power tools. The DeWALT name has become synonymous with rugged durability and raw power. The DeWALT DCHT820P1 20 Volt Max Hedge Trimmer, and all that it has to offer, upholds this tradition. 

Painted in the familiar gold and black colors, this hedge trimmer offers the ideal blend of form and function. Although it is not the most innovative hedge trimmer on the market, this battery-powered trimmer offers mechanically simple and straightforward operations. Because it is made by a brand that buyers know they can trust, it ranks high on our list regarding reliability. 


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    The 22-inch laser cut is capable of cutting through branches that are .75” thick.
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    Because it weighs in at only 7.5 pounds, the compact design maximizes maneuverability and minimizes the amount of stress placed on the operator’s arm.
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    The 5.0 Ah, high capacity lithium ion battery offers a plethora of power.


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    The security trigger is placed on the actual trigger, as opposed to the handle.
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    It is only designed to handle small to medium scale jobs.


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    It is a part of the DeWALT 20V MAX System of tools.
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    ​​​​The powerful motor has a high output.
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    It is powered by a 5.0 Ah lithium-ion battery.
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    This hedge trimmer is covered by a 3-year warranty from the manufacturer.
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    The elongated blade reduces the amount of reach required to handle tall shrubbery and bushes.


The DeWALT DCHT820P1 20 Volt Max Hedge Trimmer is a rarity in the fact that it has earned unanimous five stars reviews in almost every online review. The fact that it is a battery powered hedge trimmer has greatly contributed to its popularity. Its lithium-ion battery is a much better option than the Ni-Cad batteries used by the majority of comparable models on the market. Because it is lithium ion, the battery is able to retain a charge for a longer period of time.

Because the hedge trimmer is cordless, there are few restrictions on its movement and how it can be used. Users can move around freely and are not restricted by the need to stay close to an electric socket. It is also a better option for the environment since it does not produce the toxic fumes released by its gas-powered cousins.

The blade length measures an impressive 22 inches in length and features a hooked tooth blade design. The blade is crafted from steel, which is a more durable option than other available options. Due to the blade’s length, this hedge trimmer offers an extensive reach. It can easily cut through branches that are up to .75 inches in length without requiring the user to exert too much effort.

The controls on the DeWALT DCHT820P1 20 Volt Max Hedge Trimmer are oversized and simple to manipulate – even when using a thick pair of work gloves. The trigger can be locked via an easy to access thumb switch. While a small percentage of reviewers have disliked the placement of the switch, others have praised the ability to be able to reach switch regardless of how the trimmer is being held.  DeWALT has chosen not to add padding to this hedge trimmer’s front grip, which makes it easier to rotate the trimmer as needed. Moreover, it eliminates the possibility of tearing or ripping the padding. The location of the battery makes it simple to keep tabs on the battery’s power level while one is working.

DEWALT DCHT820P1 20 V Max Hedge Trimmer with 5AH Pack
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DEWALT DCHT820P1 20 V Max Hedge Trimmer with 5AH Pack
  • Part of the 20V MAX system of tools
  • Powerful high output motor
  • Cuts up to 3/4" thick branches, 22" laser cut
  • Compact and lightweight design


The DeWALT DCHT820P1 20 Volt Max Hedge Trimmer is a simple, straightforward tool that does what it is asked to do, and for what it has to offer, its purchase price is more than reasonable. The tried and true DeWALT name is backed by a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer and a 90-day money back guarantee. For the discerning homeowner who doesn’t want to compromise on quality or performance, this hedge trimmer makes a solid investment.

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