Oregon HT255-E6 Cordless Hedge Trimmer

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    Suitable for either home or semi-professional use, Oregon’s HT255 hedgetrimmer is something of a game-changer. This isn’t just because its cordless battery technology allows it to combine the mobility and cutting results of a petrol machine with the quiet, clean and convenient performance of an electric hedgetrimmer. It’s also because the HT255’s design is tailored to make taming unruly shrubs, hedges and bushes as simple as possible, from the ergonomic handles to the precision-engineered blades.

    Fitted with an efficient electric motor, Oregon’s HT255 is powered via a 36V/2.4Ah lithium-ion battery pack (which can be fully charged in two hours using the supplied C600 battery charger). Unlike many electric hedgetrimmers, the freedom from cords means that the HT255 is suitable for use on larger properties. And unlike petrol machinery, its low-noise performance and the absence of exhaust fumes make it perfect for use in built-up areas where petrol tools would cause a disturbance. More importantly though the electric motor is capable of delivering a maximum of 2,750 strokes per minute, so wherever you’re working you can depend upon superb results.

    This is certainly helped by the quality of the cutting equipment, with the laser-cut 60cm (24”) reciprocating blades producing a cleaner cut to ensure healthier re-growth. A variable speed throttle adds to the HT255’s excellence on this count, allowing you to tailor performance to the job at hand. Likewise, the reciprocating action works to reduce vibration levels, combining with the HT255’s ergonomic handles to guarantee a precision cut. And since this machine is also light (only 4kg with battery pack) and well balanced, working with Oregon’s HT255 hedgetrimmer makes even intensive trimming work reassuringly hassle-free.

  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications

    Engine/motor: Motor    
    Power source: 36V B400E 2.4 Ah Battery Pack
    Starting method: Push-button  
    Fuel tank capacity: N/a    
    Blade length: 60cm    
    Blade type: Double-sided  
    Tooth pitch: N/a    
    Rotating handle: N/a    
    Weight:   4.4kg    
    Warranty:   2-year domestic  
    Weight 7 kg
  • Brand
    About Oregon
    You perhaps wouldn’t have thought that the timber beetle, a creature whose larva buries deep into wood while it develops, would be an obvious candidate for having inspired a revolution in chainsaw technology, but the world is a surprising place sometimes. The logger and inventor Joseph Burford Cox was almost certainly surprised when, after several months of searching for a way to improve the chains used on early petrol powered chainsaws, he had an epiphany in the shape of the jaws of a grub.

    The story goes that Joseph was chopping firewood one chilly autumn day in 1946 when he became distracted by the sight of a timber beetle larva, roughly the size of a man’s forefinger, easily chewing its way through the tough wood of a tree stump. It occurred to Joseph that the larva's alternating C-shaped jaws could be the solution for which he had been looking and set to work in the basement workshop of his home in Portland, Oregon, eventually emerging with a ground-breaking new saw chain. The basic design of Joseph Cox’s chain is still evident today in modern chipper type chains, which is impressive given that it was inspired by a creature often considered a pest.

    Joseph didn’t stop there though, and he and his wife, Alice, founded The Oregon Saw Chain Co. in 1947. Over the decades that followed The Oregon Saw Chain Co. grew, grew and grew some more, eventually morphing from a small operation run out of the Cox household basement into a massive multinational corporation, especially under the guidance of John Gray, who purchased the company from Cox in 1953. The Oregon Co. is also notable for its pioneering research into reducing the hazards of bar-nose kickback during the 1960s and ‘70s. The technology developed by Oregon helped to vastly improve chainsaw safety and Oregon engineers were heavily involved in the years of work that finally, in 1985, resulted in the kickback-performance requirements found in the voluntary chain saw safety standard known as ANSI B175.1.

    Today, the Oregon brand continues to be an industry leader in more than a hundred countries around the world. With over sixty years of experience in the business and a continuing dedication to safety, ease of use and innovation, the company is now well known across the globe for the reliability and quality of its products. As such, it’s fair to say that the Oregon Co. has come a long way since its beginning with a man out in the woods watching a bug chew wood.
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