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drman63
03-07-2011, 01:54 PM
Ok this is for home use mainly I'm between the
1. HS 45 STIHL Hedge Trimmer (24 inch)
2.Kawasaki Hedge Trimmer KHT600S (24")

I have found the KHT for 224.00 out the door no tax with shipping. The Stihl is 320 + or - plus tax....

I have a stihl fs 90 and love it but not sure its worth a 100 more for the difference. Anyone have any problem with the KHT

CLS LLC
03-07-2011, 03:39 PM
If it's for home use, get either of them, take care of it and it should last forever. Very few people on here will give you an honest unbiased review. Everyone is partial to one brand or another and it usually isn't for any legitimate reason. Like I said though, for home use, you shouldn't ever wear it out or have problems with it. Just make sure to ALWAYS use a fuel stabilizer so you don't gum up the carburetor.

jkilov
03-07-2011, 03:53 PM
In terms of value kawasaki is better, KHT600D would be better still.

In terms of support stihl may be better, even 20+ years from now parts will be stocked. I consider this more important for something that's going to be used a few hours per year and last forever.

HS45 is made in china I think :dizzy:.

drman63
03-07-2011, 04:25 PM
Thanks guys that helps.

StihlBR600
03-07-2011, 06:07 PM
I went with the Kawisaki KHT600 over the Stihl HS45. As you can see all i own is Stihl handhelds. I bought mine off of craigslist for $100.....they were used once by a homeowner

Lawnut101
03-08-2011, 01:01 AM
I like my Kawasaki. Nice unit for the price tag!

drman63
03-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Thanks guys I found the KHT600D for 259 shipping and tax included. So it looks like Kawasaki won out. I will remember to use the fuel stab. for the carb. Thanks again...dave

944own
03-08-2011, 04:30 PM
I bought my hs45 24" for 279 at a local ace hardware they are great I have never used the Kawasaki but they should be OK

StihlMechanic
03-08-2011, 04:34 PM
The stihl will give you 0 problems for sure.

STIHL GUY
03-08-2011, 05:13 PM
i have a bunch of stihl stuff but i got a kht600s just cause it was a bit cheaper. it works just as well and i havnt had any problems with it

StihlBR600
03-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Yupp go with the Kawasaki's I dont have any complaints