This extremely light and handy electric hedge trimmer is ideal for quiet trimming and cutting of hedges and bushes around the garden. Thanks to a high blade speed and generous tooth spacing, this new hedge trimmer cuts smoothly and efficiently. Two-handed switch control with trigger lock for safe use. Its low weight ensures you can cut for extended periods, whilst its newly designed wrap-around front handle makes swapping from vertical to horizontal cutting a breeze. GB version comes with 10m cable as standard.
The new electric hedge trimmers are even more versatile with higher power – 420 W (HSE 42) and 460 W (HSE 52) – compared to the previous models. Whether you wish to cut hedges, trim bushes or impress your neighbours.
Laser-cut diamond-ground blades
Each blade is laser cut and ground using diamond discs. The hardened cutting edges are highly resilient and remain sharp for a longer period of time.
Fast cutting blade
The high stroke rate of up to 3,400 strokes per minute and the double-sided cutting blades promise a clean cut.
Mechanical blade brake
The mechanical blade brake stops the blade reliably in less than a second after it is turned off.
Small hand guard
The small hand guard ensures an optimal view of the cutting blades, giving you a better overview of your work.
Cable strain relief
The cable strain relief prevents the power cable from becoming accidentally disconnected. GB version comes with 10m cable as standard.
Light, quiet and low vibration
Cut, not shaken: The new electric hedge trimmers are designed so that they operate quietly and with low vibration. In addition, the low weight of the STIHL HSE 42 (3.0 kg) and HSE makes 52 (3.1 kg) itself makes it a pleasure to do the gardening for longer periods of time.
Power output W
Tooth spacing mm
Number of strokes Um
Weight kg 1)
Weight Pounds 1)
Cutting length cm
Vibration value, left m/s2 2)
Vibration value, right m/s22)
Total length cm
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3)
Sound power level dB(A) 4)
1) Without cable
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB (A))
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)