Worx WG261e.1 Cordless Hedge Trimmer Review UK 

By  Enda

Thanks for taking your time to read our review on the WORX WG260E.5 cordless hedge trimmer. This is an 18 Volt cordless hedge trimmer from the well known Worx brand.

This trimmer has a 61cm laser cut dual action blades a cutting capacity of 19mm that will allow you to get through the thickest twigs and branches. It also has a soft grip wrap around handle which makes this comfortable to use and greatly reduces vibrations.

This trimmer is sold with a compatible 18V battery and charger so you won't have to buy them separately.
That does make this a very attractive choice and it is a very affordable package. This battery and charger can then be used with other compatible WORX products which you can buy cheaper as tool only options.

WORX WG260E.5 18V (20V MAX) Cordless 61cm Hedge Trimmer

In a Hurry?

Below we have reviewed this hedge trimmer in a lot of detail. However, if you don't have time to read all of the information, then you can check the availability at Amazon UK by clicking the button to the right.

How Online Buyers Rate this Trimmer

Buyer Satisfaction
  • On average over 400 online buyers rate this hedge trimmer with an excellent 94% buyer satisfaction
  • 79% of those same buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Only 1% of all buyers have given this a low review.

What Online Buyers Say About this Hedge Trimmer

Just below we have summarised what online buyers had to say about this hedge trimmer, once they had bought and used it. This information provides a good insight into the quality of any product.


  • Buyers say this trimmer is light and very easy to use
  • The vast majority of buyers were impressed with the battery life 
  • Buyers say the charging time for a battery is very fast
  • Buyers were very pleased with the cutting capability of this trimmer


  • Will not cut any branch sizes over 1.9 cm 
  • Excellent at light trimming but not at heavy duty cutting

Quick Summary

With over 400 online buyer reviews and a buyer satisfaction rating of 94%, it is hard to ignore the popularity and quality of this cordless hedge trimmer.

Specifications at a Glance

  • The model number is WORX WG260E.5
  • It is an 18V cordless hedge trimmer
  • Measures 106 x 18.2 x 13.2 cm
  • Weighs 4 Kg - this is about the average weight for a cordless trimmer
  • 61 cm blade with a 19 mm cutting diameter
  • Laser cut blade for precise and clean cutting performance
  • Dual action blades for reduced vibration and smooth cutting performance
  • Compatible with all the Worx 18 and 20V batteries
  • You need 2 hands to switch this on for safety reasons and the motor will only be activated when the switch and top handle are engaged at the same time
  • Multi-grip position front handle suits to various cutting positions
  • Comes with a slide on black blade cover

Hedge Trimmer Main Review

We have completed a full review just below, and we have concentrated on the key features that you should consider before buying this model.

EAsy to use
value for money
battery life

Value for Money

This is sold with battery and charger, so as we mentioned earlier, so this is excellent value for money. With a lot of the other trimmers you have to buy a battery and charger separately, so this is quite an advantage.

This complete trimmer package is on average £120. Also, going forward, if you like to own and use high quality tools like Worx, then a whole range of cordless tools can be used with the same battery and charger.

At this price then, you have to think this is very reasonable.

Battery Life

This model takes a 18V/20V battery and that gives it a bit of extra power. The battery supplied looks small but will give you around 60 minutes of trimming and it takes an hour to charge back up again.

On the whole this might be perfectly fine if you have a small hedge and I know this is not one of the most expensive models but I would still like to get at least an hour to 90 minutes from any of these trimmers.

It is also worth noting that the battery you get with this can be used on all Worx Lithium-Ion range tools.

Ease of Use

This trimmer is equipped with 2 handed operation switch; the motor will only be activated when the switch and top handle are engaged. Once you have mastered this then it's just press and go, couldn't be any easier. The blade is double sided and will cut through your hedge with ease both ways.

We found that this hedge trimmer will easily cut until you get up to branches around 1.9cm in diameter and that's bigger than most standard hedge trimmers. After that you will need to use a saw or lopper. The Spear and Jackson Telescopic Lopper is particularly good for that type of heavier branch work.

Important Basic Features

Most people just want a trimmer that will take care of their hedges. The beauty of a cordless hedge trimmer is that you can use it anywhere, and you never have to worry about accidentally cutting through another electric lead again. (If you have ever done that, you know what we mean!)

The Blade

The blade length on this is 61cm (just over 24") so longer than the standard width and big enough for most hedges. The blade is sharp and coated to stop it from sticking, and the blades are very easy to replace should you ever need to.

The Cutting Stroke Speed

At 1,350 strokes per minute, this is fast and will quickly trim hedges. This trimmer cuts on both sides which you will find extremely handy.

The Battery Life

We have already explained this above, but Worx hedge trimmers have one of the best battery life of any of the branded hedge trimmers.

What Features Make this a Better Choice?

There are lots of these cordless hedge trimmers on the UK market. So what makes this one different from the rest?

Great Build and Construction

When you think of good quality tools then Worx will definitely be one of the makers that comes to mind. This hedge trimmer is superb quality in every way and all at a bargian price. The casing is strong, sturdy and built to last. The stain free shear blade is nickel plating with a high anti-abrasion surface for long lasting coating.

Compatible with other Worx Power Tools

If you have a range of Worx tools then you will know all about their batteries. This battery fits 120 other   machines , from hedge trimmers and chainsaws to combi drills and jig saws. The combination of highest quality cells and advanced electronic management leads to higher energy storage density, faster recharge, longer runtime and longer lifetime compared to standard Lithium batteries

Our Verdict on the Worx Hedge Trimmer

It's very hard to look past this Worx cordless hedge trimmer. Most buyers got this to replace an old petrol model and they were amazed at how well it worked. The battery is brilliant, it is a two handed operation that cuts on both sides and will go through branches up to 1.9cm.

It is suited to small or medium sized garden hedges as it will cut for around 60 minutes, depending on the style and thickness. This will suit a lot of users but I would need a bit more cutting time myself.

I can recommend this model for ease of use and cutting capability. Also the build quality is great, just make sure that cutting time is long enough for you

Check Amazon UK - Price when reviewed £111.99

If this is not the cordless hedge trimmer for you, then check our top 10 list of hedge trimmers here.


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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