EGO Rolls Out Carbon Fiber On Newest Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmer
Just a glance at the name “EGO Carbon Fiber Rail 26-Inch Hedge Trimmer” immediately raises questions. We haven’t seen anyone apply carbon fiber to a hedge trimmer so far. How does it work? What are the advantages? Are there any negative consequences? We’re taking a closer to see what we can discover.
EGO Carbon Fiber Rail 26-Inch Hedge Trimmer: The Big Deal
For starters, this is EGO’s longest hedge trimmer at 26 inches. Its previous versions are 25 inches and 24 inches (two models), plus they have a 25-inch commercial model and one for the commercial pole system.
Its dual-action blades deliver up to 3,400 strokes per minute to give you fast, clean cuts. We don’t have confirmation yet, but it appears the blade capacity is either 1 inch or 1 1/4 inches.
The major draw for this hedge trimmer is the fact that the rail is made of carbon fiber. This is an industry first, and EGO tells us that the carbon fiber design makes it lighter but still durable enough to stand the test of time. In fact, EGO backs the rail with a lifetime warranty, so there’s some confidence behind the build. However, there’s no official weight yet to know how much lighter it is.
Like the previous model, the HT2601 features a 180° rotating handle with five adjustable handle positions. Here’s a look at some of the features offered by the three most recent models side by side.
|Length||24 inches||25 inches||26 inches|
|No-Load Speed||3000 SPM||3200 SPM||3400 SPM|
|Cut Capacity||1 inch||1 1/4 inches||TBA|
EGO Carbon Fiber Rail 26-Inch Hedge Trimmer Price
With this model launching in 2023, we don’t have official retail pricing or kit configuration info yet. We will be sure to update this page as more information becomes available.
EGO offers a five-year warranty on all of its outdoor power equipment.
- Model: EGO HT2601
- Power Source: EGO 56V battery
- Blade Length: 26 inches
- No-Load Speed: 3400 SPM
- Handle Positions: 5