Toro’s New Lithium Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmers

Model 51496

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Spring 2012) – Precise trimming, superior user comfort, outstanding durability and efficiency, plus the freedom of cordless technology — you’ll find all these attributes in Toro’s two new lithium ion cordless hedge trimmers.

New Cordless Hedge Trimmers
The Toro® model 51494 cordless hedge trimmer is packed with power and convenience. The 20V* Max lithium ion battery has up to twice the power per weight of a less-efficient nickel cadmium battery. The on-board LED charge meter on the rapid charger displays battery status, and the battery is equipped with LED status indicator lights, so you’ll always know the amount of power on hand.

This new hedge trimmer features a work grip handle that rotates 90 degrees for unmatched comfort during vertical cutting. The trimmer’s long, 22-inch cutting bar gives you extended reach and superior durability, while the dual-action cutting system reduces vibration and fatigue. Designed to take on branches up to 9/16 inches thick, this cordless model weighs in at just over 7 pounds and has a suggested retail price of $139.99.

For bigger trimming jobs, turn to Toro cordless 24V** Max model 51496. Loaded with all the great features of the smaller cordless trimmer, this machine increases reach and power with a 24-inch hardened polished steel cutting bar and a 24V Max lithium-ion battery. This trimmer weighs in at 6 pounds 10 ounces and can take on branches up to 5/8-inch in diameter. It has a suggested retail price of $159.99.

New Corded Hedge Trimmer
The lightweight, ergonomic design of the Toro corded hedge trimmer makes quick work of even the toughest branches up to 9/16-inch thick. Model 51490 shares the cordless hedge trimmer’s long, 22-inch cutting bar and dual-action cutting system to extend reach and reduce fatigue. The standard cord lock prevents accidental unplugging. Toro’s new, corded hedge trimmer has a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Look for all three Toro hedge trimmers at hardware stores and select The Home Depot® stores this spring. For more information contact Toro toll free at 1-888-384-9939 or visit us on the web at

*Battery manufacturer rating = 20V maximum & 18V nominal. Actual voltage varies with load.

**Battery manufacturer rating = 24V maximum & 22.2V nominal. Actual voltage varies with load.

Watch Toro Hedge Trimmers in action (high definition video).

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