HLE 71 Electric Hedge Trimmer

HLE 71 Electric Hedge Trimmer

Corded Electric Tool
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Need to reach those high hedges in you garden? Then the HLE 71 electric long-reach hedge trimmer is the tool for you.

This tool is over 2.5 metres long, whilst the head can be adjusted from 0 to 125°. This means you can easily trim the top of high hedges, and you can also easily trim ground-covering plants and shrubbery horizontally from a distance.

The soft grip handle and additional loop handle make it comfortable to use. This also comes with a basic harness strap which can be attached to the harness eyelet on the shaft. The eyelet itself rotates easily to make manoeuvring the hedge trimmer a piece of cake.

With a 10 metre cable, this electric hedge trimmer will certainly help you get the job done.


125° degree quick & easy adjustment 125° degree quick & easy adjustment

The cutting blades can be easily adjusted from 0 to 135° depending on the best angle for the trimming task.

Shoulder harness Shoulder harness

The HLE 71 comes with a handy shoulder harness to make using the tool more comfortable.

Rotating harness eyelet Rotating harness eyelet

The harness can be attached to an eyelet on the shaft, which rotates smoothly around the shaft for easy movement.

Cable strain relief Cable strain relief

The cable strain relief stops the cable from being pulled and accidentally disconnected.

Soft grip handle Soft grip handle

The soft grip operating handle makes working with the machine more comfortable. It also absorbs vibrations from the engine unit.

Loop handle Loop handle

The loop handle on the HLE 71 makes it simple to guide and move the machine around your hedges.


QHow long is the blade on the HLE 71?

A: The blade is 50cm long.

QWhat should I wear when using this hedge trimmer?

A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes, goggles, gloves and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.

QWill the blades need sharpening?

A: Keeping the blades sharp will give a neat cut on whatever you are trimming. If you notice that the blades are getting jammed easily or the machine is struggling, the blades may need sharpening. Our approved STIHL dealers can do this for you - find your nearest one.

QHow long is the cable on the HLE 71?

A: The electric cable is 10 metres long.

QWhat is the total length of the HLE 71?

A: The total length of the machine is 254cm.

QDoes the hedge trimmer come with a blade cover?

A: Yes, your hedge trimmer comes with a scabbard to cover the blades during transport or storage. On new machines, the scabbard will be quite tight so you may need to use some force to remove it for the first few times. Just hold the scabbard about half way down and pull it away from you so your hands or body cannot come into contact with the blades.


#1Using your HLE 71

You will get a neat, straight finish on your hedges if you move the trimmer in an upwards motion when trimming. The HLE 81 has a tip protector at the end of the blades so that you can trim closer to the ground without damaging the blades.

#2Cleaning your HLE 71

After using your HLE 71, unplug the machine, then spray a little resin solvent, like STIHL Superclean, onto the blades to remove sap or resin, protect them from corrosion and stop them getting stuck together.

#3Storing your HLE 71

Store your HLE 71 electric hedge trimmer in a clean and dry area and keep out of the reach of children at all times.

#4Check for wildlife

Don’t forget to check your work area for wildlife before starting to use your tool. In particular, you should check for nesting birds before trimming hedges, as well as checking for other small animals such as hedgehogs before trimming long grass.

Technical data

Power output W 600
Weight kg 1) 6.5
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 84
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 95
Vibration value, left m/s2 4) 7.6
Vibration value, right m/s2 4) 3.6
Cutting length cm 50
Total length cm 5) 254
Tooth spacing mm 35
Cable length 10
Stroke rate rpm 4.000

1) Without cable 
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB (A))
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
4) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
5) With knife cutting equipment

STIHL Factory


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STIHL Logo 1928


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STIHL Chainsaw 1930


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