P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer

9.7

Performance/Cut Quality

9.7/10

Features

9.6/10

Durability

9.6/10

Value

9.8/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • Hyundai Engine
  • UK after sales and service centre
  • Safety Features
  • Extra Tool Kit
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Shorter Blade
  • 25:1 2-Stroke is Less Efficient

P1PE P2600HT Review – Petrol Hedge Trimmer Review 26cc 2-Stroke

P1 Petrol Hedge Trimmer Review

Summary

This P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer is a lightweight trimmer for the purpose of trimming and relining hedgerows. The engine is small to keep the weight down and 2-stroke to keep it simple and easy to support. The blade has a respectable 55 centimetre (22-inch) reach and can cut branches of up to 22mm.

The grip and handle are designed to let you rotate the machine without compromising your grip, and still giving you a lot of control. Hyundai has proved itself as a reliable manufacturer of power tools, and this trimmer is no exception.

Main Features

  • 2-Stroke, 26cc, 2800rpm, Recoil Start
  • 0.6 L
  • Double reciprocating, 55cm (22in)
  • Anti-Vibration
  • Handle
  • 6.2kg
  • 140x21x22cm

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Engine

The engine on this P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer is a 26cc 2-stroke from Hyundai’s own line; it uses a pull cord for quick a reliable start. The engine uses a 25:1 fuel to oil mix, which needs to be made on-site by the user, in the bottle provided. With this engine, there is no need to run it at top speed; the best torque comes in the mid-range.

This also saves fuel, making it an efficient engine to run. High efficiency means that you do not need such a large fuel tank. The engine can do the same amount of work as a much heavier engine. The good power to weight ratio makes it light enough to use all day.

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Blade

  • The double reciprocating blade is a respectable 55 centimetres, or 22 inches long. A good length for shrubs, bushes, and short hedgerows.
  • The blade will cut through branched up to 22mm thick. And powered by a 26cc engine, the blades should manage this thickness with ease.
  • Towards the base of the blade, there is a covered area, as an extra level of protection from wider objects finding their way to the blades.

P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer Practicalities

There are two handles, the front steadying handle, and the throttle control handle. The front handle is a good size, U-shaped, for a controlled grip when having to hold the trimmer at different angles.

The control handle will rotate 90-degrees in either direction so that you can get to the best trimming angle. There is a flip switch on the side of the rear handle to unlock it and allow for rotation, which should then be re-locked before going ahead and cutting. The handle houses the throttle and throttle lock, as well as the on-off switch for the engine.

Model Comparison

Other than being the least expensive of my top 5 trimmers, the P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer has the largest fuel capacity.  The P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer has the largest blade guard of the 5 models, and for some, this may be a welcome safety add-on feature. There is no underestimating of this decent label, it is a good model.

Safety Features

In front of the engine, there is a steadying handle and a guard. This guard on the P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer is secured to the base of the blade and extends beyond the size of the handle. It is also set at an angle so that any debris that get kicked back hit the plate and bounce down, rather than up and into your face.

There is a lockable throttle on the rear handle with a quick release. The handle has a small kill switch so that you can turn the engine off with your thumb, keeping both your hands on the grips. And just under the engine block, there is a cap for the blade grease, that will keep it moving freely through sticky leaves.

Accessories

  • Goggles
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What’s Included in the Box?

  • P1 Petrol Hedge Trimmer 26cc 2-Stroke 2600HT
  • 2-Stroke Mixing Bottle
  • Tool Kit
  • User Manual
  • Cover Guard

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Manoeuvrable
  • Safety Features
  • Extra Tool Kit

Cons:

  • Shorter Blade
  • 25:1 2-Stroke is Less Efficient

Conclusion

The P1 P2600HT Petrol Hedge Trimmer is a good trimmer; it is light and well built. The obvious weak point is going to be the swivel handle. That may be remedied by treating the unit with a bit of respect. After hours of using the machine and twisting the handle, leaves and dust may start to clog up the bearing. And after many hours of use, the tendency is to start dropping the trimmer to the floor.

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The safety feature is good, and there is plenty of protection from flying debris and flick backs. The protection cover at the front also gives fingers plenty of protection from the reciprocating blades. In the case of accidentally dropping the machine, the guard should give you some decent protection.

Another small issue is the high level of oil that you need to mix to make the 2-stroke. This may end up getting a little smoky after a few months of use, even though it will make the engine last longer. Hyundai is a good brand, and it is unlikely that you will ever have a problem starting it with the pull cord.


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P1 Petrol Hedge Trimmer 26cc 2-Stroke 550mm 22inch Hyundai Engine...
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P1 Petrol Hedge Trimmer 26cc 2-Stroke 550mm 22inch Hyundai Engine...
  • Powered by a Hyundai 26cc 2-stroke recoil start petrol engine for easy starting and reliable running.
  • Powerful 2-Stroke engine, simply add fuel and oil and go.
  • Long 550mm (22”) double reciprocating cutting blade.
  • Double reciprocating blade for increased and efficient cutting performance
  • 3 point anti-vibration technology for a comfortable cutting experience.

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