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Einhell Power X-Change 18V Cordless Electric Shears Review


Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (from 541 reviews)

The Einhell Power X-Change 18V Cordless Electric Shears (GE-CG 18/100 Li Solo model), are a versatile and high-performance tool designed for efficient grass and shrub cutting. As part of the Power X-Change family, this cordless shear offers compatibility with other PXC batteries, allowing for flexible power options within the system. It operates with a single 18V Power X-Change battery, which needs to be purchased separately along with a charger, providing users the freedom to select the appropriate power class for their needs.

Designed for precision cutting, the Einhell cordless shear features a grass cutting blade that is ideal for trimming lawn edges. With a generous cutting length of 200 mm and a cutting thickness of 8 mm, the laser-cut and diamond-ground shrub shear blades deliver clean and accurate results when shaping hedges and bushes. Changing the blades is a hassle-free process that requires no additional tools, ensuring convenience and efficiency during use.

The cordless grass and shrub shears are built with user safety in mind. The gear housing is covered to prevent accidental contact with gear-oiled parts during operation and cleaning, promoting a secure and comfortable user experience. The Softgrip handle enhances grip and ergonomics, enabling precise control and reducing strain during extended periods of use. Whether for lawn maintenance or hedge trimming, the Einhell Power X-Change 18V Cordless Electric Shears offer a reliable and versatile solution for a variety of gardening tasks.

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What users think:

Users of the Einhell Power X-Change 18V Cordless Electric Shears found them to be highly effective for tidying hedges and performing light trimming tasks. The shears demonstrated good performance when it came to maintaining neat and well-manicured hedges. Additionally, users appreciated the user-friendly nature of the shears, as they were easy to operate, allowing for hassle-free trimming experiences. Furthermore, the battery life of the cordless shears received positive feedback, ensuring extended usage without frequent recharging.

However, some users expressed disappointment with the power output of the Einhell cordless shears. They found them to be underpowered, especially when attempting to tackle tougher branches or thicker vegetation. Another drawback mentioned by users was the occurrence of jams during operation, which hindered the cutting process and required manual intervention to resolve. Additionally, users found the shears to be uncomfortable to handle, suggesting that improvements could be made in terms of ergonomics for a more comfortable and user-friendly experience.

Direct quotes from owners:

My 80 year old wife was annoyed because she could no longer manage to use our full size Einhell hedge cutter. So I bought this lightweight cutter for her. After a twice yearly cut by me, with the big Einhell, she can now trim the hedges to perfection! Highly Recommended.


The (short) hedge trimmer works very well, and is useful for shaping and squaring a hedge. The lawn edge trimmer also works very well for that, and is good for tight corners on hedges too. Battery usage is also good, don't seem to have a "life" issue on my 4Ah battery with these at all!


I have been after one of these for ages as I have many Einhell batteries. So far I find it ergonomically clumsy to use and really underpowered. It jams a lot and is no more powerful than my 7.2V unit. The blades also run slow. I cant understand why an 18V unit is so underpowered. So far I am very disappointed. Three stars for battery life.

Price: £53

(at time of writing)

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