In today’s article, I am testing the wireless hedge trimmers by Parkside, model PHSA 20 from the PARKSIDE X 20 V Team series. How do they perform in practice and is it worth buying them? Opinions. I bought the equipment for the review with my own money.
I was surprised by the simplicity of the Parkside hedge trimmers. After taking them out of the package, there is practically nothing to do – just remove the blade cover and the device is ready to use. The cover is made of plastic and secured so it does not accidentally slip off the trimmers. You have to squeeze it where the manufacturer has marked to release it.
I also really liked the concept of Parkside X 20V Team, where we can use the same battery and charger for different devices from this series. I already have several Parkside devices from this series and I bought two batteries and a charger with this in mind. If this is your first device of this type – you must also put a charger and battery in your basket.
Performance and Ergonomics
While testing the trimmers, I trimmed various types of vegetation in my garden. I had the opportunity to work with this device for about 35 minutes non-stop and I must admit that I did not feel any discomfort – no pain in my hands or back. The device is lightweight and quite handy. Parkside hedge trimmers are equipped with a two-part safety system that prevents the device from being accidentally started. This is a very good solution because when carrying the trimmers, we most often grab the rounded handle, which contains one of the switches. It’s easy to accidentally press, but if at the same time we do not press the second one – on the trimmer handle, the device will not turn on. This is a very good protection and does not interfere with the use of the equipment.
I had the opportunity to test the trimmers on various types of vegetation and I must say that they cope with both soft and hard branches. Working with the device is smooth, and the blades effectively trim the branches without jamming. With thicker branches, e.g., of fruit trees or taller shrubs, you need to approach several times to effectively cut the targeted element. Several times I encountered a situation where such a branch bent in such a way that the trimmers locked and stopped working. I removed the battery, and manually removed the lingering plant. Only then did the trimmers want to turn on again.
It is also worth noting that the trimmers are quite quiet. I expected a noise reminiscent of a lawn mower, but here I would say that it is quiet. This is a very big and positive surprise. There is nothing more annoying than, for example, someone mowing the lawn behind the fence all day, or cutting a tree with a saw. Here the neighbors will have no complaints.
|Number of idle strokes||Max. 2600 min|
|Idle speed||1300 min|
|Cutting length||About 51.6 cm|
|Branch diameter||Max. 16 mm|
|Dimensions||About 96.2 x 22.4 x 19 cm|
|Weight||Hedge trimmers (without battery): approx. 2320 g, Blade guard: approx. 125 g|