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jake20
07-08-2009, 03:46 PM
Looking to start cutting my own Ficus bushes.. They are pretty tall, around 6-7 feet i would say.

I see the local landscaping guys using this big hedge trimmer that has some kind of debris gaurd on the single edge blade, (looks like a big letter F almost)and it just slices through like butter.

Every trimmer I have seen does not seem to show this debris guard on it.
Where can I get a trimmer like this?

thanks!

44DCNF
07-08-2009, 06:13 PM
Something like this (http://www.tanaka-usa.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=27793)?

jake20
07-08-2009, 06:24 PM
that is exactly it!

but why does this seem to be so hard to find? I have not seen this for any of the top brand hedge trimmers locally.
Does Tanaka make a good hedge trimmer?

bighaydenslawn
07-08-2009, 06:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCNRZdCyNWA

I knew the minute you said depris guard it was Tanaka. Saw this vid the other night.

I think Tanaka is good products, just very sparse dealership.

jake20
07-08-2009, 06:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCNRZdCyNWA

I knew the minute you said depris guard it was Tanaka. Saw this vid the other night.

I think Tanaka is good products, just very sparse dealership.

thanks for that video!
Yea, not sure if there is a local dealer but i do see that Norwalk Power website does carry them, and actaully Amazon.com has them as well.

This is the one i am looking at
http://www.norwalkpower.net/Tanaka_HTS_2530PF_Commercial_Single_Sided_p/tanaka-hts-2530pf.htm

david shumaker
07-08-2009, 08:11 PM
I think the single sided clippers are slow. I use the double bladed. There are several good brands to choose from. I have Echo and Stihl. I have a pair of Echo single sided but rarely use them.

BJWLAWNCARE
07-08-2009, 10:04 PM
I think the single sided clippers are slow. I use the double bladed. There are several good brands to choose from. I have Echo and Stihl. I have a pair of Echo single sided but rarely use them.

I disagree...I have had many clippers but use the ones listed below now. Hands down the Shindy 40 whatever sigle sided is the fastest. It does have the guard on it.

jake20
07-09-2009, 10:14 AM
what do you guys think of this one?

https://norwalkpower.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1315

https://norwalkpower.com/ProductImages/shindaiwa/ht2510.jpg

jake20
07-09-2009, 06:43 PM
I went to a local dealer and took a look at all the various models, and I think I like the feel of the Shindaiwa 30" hedge trimmer the best.
I did like how much range you can cover with the 40" but it did seem like it limited my maneuverability a little too much, and it is also heavier than the 30" obviously.
The sales guy was actually raving about the Shindaiwa ariculating trimmer as well, as it seemed really versaitle, but it was a little too versatile for my needs.
I just need to plow through long lines of straight ficus.

So now I think i just have to decide between the 30 or 40"
I am leaning towards the 30" right now, just because its a lot easier to handle and maneuver, but i am still not sure!
https://norwalkpower.com/ProductImages/shindaiwa/ht231.jpg

BJWLAWNCARE
07-09-2009, 07:56 PM
what do you guys think of this one?

https://norwalkpower.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1315

https://norwalkpower.com/ProductImages/shindaiwa/ht2510.jpg

thats the one I use. You'll be diappointed if you don't get the 40. How much?

jake20
07-09-2009, 09:25 PM
thats the one I use. You'll be diappointed if you don't get the 40. How much?

The 40" felt so much more difficult to carry and maneuver than the 30", but maybe thats because I am just not used to it, and if i have to stand on a ladder, i imagine that it would get really heavy and fast.

They had the 40" C4 for $449 , and the regular 2 stroke 40" for $429
30" 2 stroke was $419

I like the extra ground you can cover with the 40", but i am just not sure about the weight and maneuverability.
i am also thinking that maybe the articulating cutter will be a lot easier for the tops now too that are 6-7ft high.

decision decisons!! i just cant decide!

BJWLAWNCARE
07-09-2009, 09:32 PM
I have the articulating multi tool also.....but if I could only have one it would be the 40. I got use to the weight I just change positions when I have to. Shindy's are solid. Hopefully you have enough hedges to get your money back and then some. Have you tried e bay? They have used ones.

jake20
07-10-2009, 01:57 PM
I have the articulating multi tool also.....but if I could only have one it would be the 40. I got use to the weight I just change positions when I have to. Shindy's are solid. Hopefully you have enough hedges to get your money back and then some. Have you tried e bay? They have used ones.

Would you still go with the 40" if it was just your own house you were doing, lets say once a month or so, 1/4 of the ficus around 6.5 feet tall, and the rest newer ones around 3-4 feet, and a long wall of them?

I would say about 120 feet of 3-4 foot ficus , and about 40-50 feet of 6.5 ft ficus.

BJWLAWNCARE
07-10-2009, 06:42 PM
maybe the articulating would be best. Up and down a ladder sucks. Maybe the multi tool would be good for someone like yourself. Attachments like a hedge trimmer, weed wacker, broom. Thats a lot of dough for around the house. Good Luck!

Think Green
07-10-2009, 07:49 PM
I use the Stihl articulating non-dedicated attachments-- Echo HC 150's dual sided trimmer with no stupid grab-guards..........worthless pieces of metal!
If the debris falling on the shrubs after you trim is the problem, you can angle the trimmer by 30 degrees as you trim, and the trimmer acts like a sweeper too!
20 years of trimming, there isn't much of anything new that beats know how!! LOL!!