Toro 51490 Corded 22-Inch Hedge Trimmer

Toro’s powerful 4-amp corded hedge trimmer is designed to get the job done faster and easier. Ergonomic designs with durability features help get the results you are looking for with reduced hand and arm fatigue.

Toro Electric Hedge Trimmer

Hedge trimmer with a powerful 4 amp motor easily cuts through branches up to 9/16-inch thick. View larger
Toro Electric Hedge Trimmer

Corded design with comfortable work grip handles.

Toro 51490 Corded 22-Inch Hedge Trimmer

Equipped with a powerful 4 amp motor, Toro’s hedge trimmer features a 22-inch-long cutting bar with hardened steel blades that can easily cut through branches up to 9/16-inch thick.

It also provides a dual-action cutting system that reduces vibration, work grip handles for reduced hand fatigue, and a handy cord-lock system to prevent disruptive disconnects. Designed for tasks located near an outlet, the corded hedge trimmer makes easy work of transforming hedges from messy and overgrown to perfectly trimmed and tidy. The hedge trimmer measures 8 by 8 by 36 inches and carries a two-year warranty.


Toro Electric Hedge Trimmer

Hardened-steel dual-action blades provide fast, professional results. View larger

22-Inch Dual-Action Blades

The trimmer’s 22-inch-long cutting bar with hardened-steel dual-action blades provides outstanding durability. It cuts through branches up to 9/16-inch thick.

Toro Electric Hedge Trimmer

Dual handles for a secure grip. View larger

Work Grip Handles

The work grip handles help reduce hand fatigue and improve comfort while trimming.

Toro’s bare tools program features tools that run on the same battery platform, so you can buy one battery and use it for multiple tools

Models Corded 22-Inch Hedge Trimmer, 51490 Cordless 22-Inch Hedge Trimmer, 51494 Cordless 24-Inch Hedge Trimmer, 51496
Tool with Battery
Bare Tool 51494, Bare Tool 51496, Bare Tool
Corded Tool
Bar Length 22″ 22″ 24″
Motor 4 amp, 120V AC
Battery Type 20V Max* Li-Ion 24V Max* Li-Ion
Cut Capacity 9/16″ 9/16″ 11/16″
Blade Action Dual Action Dual Action Dual Action
Comfort Work Grip Handle 90° Rotating Handle 90° Rotating Handle
CSA Listed
Weight 6.1 lbs 6.8 lbs 6.8 lbs
Warranty 2-year Full** 2-year Full** 2-year Full**
Accessories Battery Charger
Battery Charger
Standard Battery
Extended Life Battery

*Battery manufacturer rating = 20-volt maximum and 18-volt nominal; 24-volt maximum and 22.2-volt nominal; actual voltage varies with load
**See owner’s manual for details on warranty coverage

Product Features

  • Corded hedge trimmer with a powerful 4 amp motor
  • 22-inch-long cutting bar; hardened steel blades
  • Easily cuts through branches up to 9/16-inch thick
  • Dual-action cutting system reduces vibration; cord-lock system
  • Measures 8 by 8 by 36 inches; 2-year warranty

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3 Responses to Toro 51490 Corded 22-Inch Hedge Trimmer

  1. E. Sheldrake says:

    It gets the job done with the right string I needed to clear a large area around a building for file prevention. I had a gas trimmer in the past, but I don’t use it frequently and the maintenance is a pain. I only need it a few times a year, so a battery unit is a bit of a waste as even sitting on the charger, batteries have a limited life span.A plug in trimmer seems to be the best option. This Toro 51480 is priced low and I was not expecting much, but the build quality is very good. The motor is very powerful. It has no…

  2. Chyna says:

    A Welcome Change Not many reviews to go by as this is a newer unit that has only been out for a short period of time. Purchased because of reasonable price, specs of unit, built-in wheel edger, the Toro name and a change from the hassle and frustration of gas trimmers. The unit seems to be rugged and well constructed. Assembly of the handle and safety guard was easy and straight forward. The shaft is easily adjustable to various heights as is the adjustable handle. Motor feels powerful and had no…

  3. D. P. York says:

    A beast of a trimmer! OK, I’ll be honest. I’m a Prime member and I set out to overpower this thing, diving into deep weeds, blackberry vines, around railroad ties, stone, and even into the ground. I figured if I could get the big weed eating job done and manage to break it within the first month, I could get a refund. Basically I mowed the rear yard with it. It shrugged it all off, never bogged down and then I took it around the property line for more punishment. I only ended up punishing myself, as this Toro…