The Hyundai HYT2622-3 was designed to make light work of some of the toughest hedge trimming jobs. At the same time it comes in at a very competitive price. With so many great features this model is hard to ignore when you are looking at a petrol or electric hedge trimmer.
The Hyundai HYT2622-3 Review
There is no two ways about it this is a big hedge cutter with some fantastic features. However, if you are looking for something to tidy up a small hedge a couple times a year on a new build then it is probably a it more than you are looking for.
This will tackle big hedges with some tough foliage that may prove a little too much for an electric or cordless trimmer. The massive advantage you have with any petrol hedge cutter is that you don’t need to be near a power source, have some one to hold a cable or worry about batteries running out. All you need is a can of petrol and you can keep cutting at high power all day.
Below we will run through some of the Hyundai HYT2622-3 hedge trimmer features that are on offer which should be considered before making your purchase.
This model has a long blade that will cut deep into thick hedges and will quickly glide through the front of a tall hedge for trimming purposes. The effective cutting length of the blade is 66 can which is enabled by a 72 cm cutting bar.
The blades are double reciprocating which means you can tear through hedges with speed and ease. This will make the trimmer feel lighter than you think as with less powerful cutters you are often dragging it through the hedge which can be slow and tiring.
The 26cc Engine
To power the long blades the HYT2622-3 comes with a powerful 26cc petrol engine. Giving out a lot of power for hours on end this will be up to any job. These Hyundai engines are renowned for reliability and are used across a wide range of their power tools making spare parts easy to come by. This engine should last a long time if ti is properly maintained.
The 1.1 hp engine is designed to work hard for long periods of time. You will find that the cheaper electric motors can burn out if they are used for long periods of time.
As this is designed to be a commercial hedge trimmer as well as for domestic use there are some good safety features. The handle has a guard that sits in front of it to stop debris hitting your hands. The shoulder strap makes it easier to deal with moving around a heavier trimmer. It can get more dangerous the more tired you get. And for storage a robust blade cover is supplied to stop people catching their fingers on the sharp blades.
The is a heavy hedge trimmer, coming in at 6.5 kilos. Compared to some of the electric versions it does weigh a lot. Hyundai have really thought about this and have built in a couple of features to help make it feel lighter.
It comes with a shoulder strap to take some of the weight so you are not always using your arms. For big jobs that can take a few hours it is a real benefit.
The handle rotates by 90 degrees. This enables you to move the blade around really easily and will also get you a much more precise cut when trying to get some clean edges.
The HYT2622-3 comes with a 3 year manufacturers warranty. The great thing about a warranty from the likes of Hyundai is that it is backed up by many UK service centers. Any problems or spare parts will be easily sourced. Even after the warranty has run out these service centers will be on hand to help you maintain your hedge cutter.
What The Customers Say
Lets have a look at some of the common themes that have been mentioned in customer reviews across the internet. They are a mixed bag and make for interesting reading.
It’s quite heavy!
A few people have commented on how heavy this model is. This is going to be especially noticeable if you are coming from an electric model to a petrol model. The petrol engine does add considerable weight. This is a real balance between power and weight. If you really struggle to lift heavy weights or are not used to manual labour this may not be the trimmer for you.
Bad build quality
Surprisingly, it has been mentioned on a few threads that there has been problems out of the box with the build quality. Luckily, you will have a three year warranty to get these issues sorted quickly if there are any. Saying that there are also a lot of very happy owner that have had no issues at all.
Great value for money
Many have noted how great the Hyundai HYT2622-3 hedge cutter is for the money. Compared to the likes of Stihl it is very cheap and is not that much more expensive than some of the Bosch electric models. Hard to ignore this one if you are on a tight budget but need a tough hedge trimmer.
The Hyunndai HYT2622-3 is hard to ignore if you are looking for value for money and power to tackle large hedges. It’s price means it is affordable for the consumer but also more than capable of commercial work.
If you have small hedges and are not used to handling a heavy hedge trimmer this is probably not the model for you. A cordless electric version with a smaller blade would probably suit your needs better.
We highly recommend the Hyundai HYT2622-3 hedge cutter. It is built to last and will tackle large jobs for many years to come. This is backed by great customer service centers and a good warranty. A great starting point if you are moving up from an electric to petrol hedge trimmer.