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Black and Decker HT2200 Hedge Trimmer Review: 10 Years Later

The Black and Decker HT220 is an older corded model, but it still works like a charm! It is a versatile and powerful hedge trimmer that promises to make trimming tasks easier and more efficient.

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In this Black and Decker HT2200 review, I will delve into the key aspects of the HT2200, including its design, cutting power, user-friendly features, durability, and overall value.

Here’s a quick summary of my thoughts on the Black and Decker HT2200 hedge trimmer:

  • 22-inch dual-action blade that makes cutting efficient.
  • Has a harder time with thicker, heartier branches.
  • Lightweight and well-balanced design with a comfortable grip and reduced noise levels (compared to most others).
  • Over a decade of use in my family with minor wear.
  • Limited mobility as a corded trimmer (which you should expect)
  • Priced around $60 for corded and $85 for electric, offering lasting value.

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Black and Decker HT2200: Features

Here’s a longer breakdown of all the great features found on the HT2200 hedge trimmer from Black and Decker.

Blade Length and Cutting Capacity

The HT2200 boasts a 22-inch dual-action blade, which means you can trim more in a single pass. This length is perfect for tackling larger hedges and shrubs without breaking a sweat. It also offers a generous cutting capacity, allowing you to take on branches up to 3/4-inch thick.

Performance and Cutting Power of the HT2200

I’ll break this up into two parts – cutting efficiency on this hedge trimmer and then how it handles.

Cutting Efficiency and Precision

When it comes to performance, the HT2200 doesn’t disappoint. The blade cuts through branches with ease, providing a clean and precise cut every time. One thing to keep in mind is to avoid attempting to cut branches that are too thick, if you have to ask yourself if a branch is too thick, it is. I’ve jammed my trimmer countless times because I tested its cutting power too far.

Handling Different Types of Hedges

Whether you’re dealing with thin, tall hedges or unruly shrubs, the HT2200 works great. It can handle most hedges that don’t have extremely thick branches perfectly. If you need to cut thicker branches, try out a saw or clippers.

Design and Ergonomics on the Black and Decker hedge trimmer

Here are my thoughts on the various ergonomic components of this hedge trimmer.

black and decker ht220 hedge trimmer is easy to hold

Weight and Balance

Weighing in at just a few pounds, the HT2200 is at a respectable weight. You won’t have to worry about feeling like you’re lugging around a ton of bricks while taming your hedges. Its well-balanced design also ensures that you won’t strain your arms or shoulders during extended use.

Grip and Handle Design

Black and Decker has equipped the HT2200 with a comfortable and ergonomic grip. You’ll be able to maintain a firm hold and have full control over the trimmer, even during longer trimming sessions.

Noise Levels

We’ve all endured the ear-piercing symphony of noisy outdoor power tools. Thankfully, the HT2200 is designed with reduced noise levels in mind, making your hedge trimming sessions less disruptive to yourself and your neighbors.


This trimmer has been in the family for over a decade and is still holding up strong. It has gained some minor chips and scratches over the years, but nothing significant. This trimmer is built for the long run, but make sure you take proper care of it in order for it to last.

Pros and Cons of the Black and Decker HT2200

Now that we’ve explored the features, let’s sum up the strengths and weaknesses of the HT2200 hedge trimmer.

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Advantages of the HT2200 Hedge Trimmer

– 22-inch blade
– Reduced noise levels make your hedge trimming sessions less disruptive.
– Excellent cutting capability for most instances

Limitations of the HT2200 Hedge Trimmer

– As a corded trimmer, it may not offer the same mobility as gas-powered trimmers.
– The cutting capacity may not be suitable for heavy-duty tasks or extremely thick branches.


This trimmer has lasted for over a decade and is currently on sale for an insanely low price on Amazon.

Takeaway: Would I buy the Black and Decker HT2200 again?

If you’re in the market for a corded hedge trimmer that combines user-friendliness, durability, and efficiency, then the Black and Decker HT2200 is definitely worth considering. It’s perfect for most average-sized hedges. Just be aware of its cutting limitations if you have more demanding trimming needs.

Overall, the HT2200 has the power to make your hedge trimming experience a breeze!

What to look for in a corded hedge trimmer

Corded hedge trimmers are a great addition to any homeowner’s toolkit. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they also offer a number of advantages over their gas-powered counterparts. However, with so many different models on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Here are a few things to look for when choosing a corded hedge trimmer:

corded craftsman hedge trimmer

Length of hedge trimmer

Corded hedge trimmers come in a variety of lengths, from small handheld models to larger units that can reach up to several feet. Choose the size that is best suited for your needs. I like 24 inch hedge trimmers because they have length and power while still being relatively nimble.

Ease of use

Corded hedge trimmers should be easy to operate, with comfortable handles and simple controls. Look for a model that is lightweight and easy to maneuver. I also keep an eye out for corded hedge trimmers that accommodate the extension cord by having something that keeps it from getting unplugged.


Corded hedge trimmers often are less expensive than cordless hedge trimmers. They don’t have the battery attached which saves quite a bit of money, but you do need to have a good extension cord.

You can get a very good corded electric hedge trimmer for around $100, often less. Keep that in mind when searching for a new one.

corded electric hedge trimmer

With these factors in mind, you’ll be sure to find the perfect cordless hedge trimmer for your garden.

Looking for something cordless? Check out our ranking of the best battery powered hedge trimmers.


Reid Garrison

Like you, Reid enjoys a nice yard - and even yardwork, but could do without time wasting equipment issues. Reid shares his experiences and practical tips for buying, using and maintaining lawn tools for people like him, helping remove some of the pitfalls and frustrations of yard care so you have time to enjoy the results. You can read more about Reid's insights and experiences at his personal website, Gear Garrison.