View Full Version : Hedge trimmer Stihl or Husqvarna

02-28-2012, 08:21 AM

I have used a Stihl HS60 for years. This machine is in a class by itself IMO. Sadly that machine hasn't been built in quite a while.

Which machine is the best bang for the buck? I own both brands in saws so I am not adverse to the same in a hedge trimmer either.



02-28-2012, 09:13 AM
I use only Husky for the saws. For regular hedge trimmers, no one beats Tanaka. All other handheld equip and blowers are Shindaiwa.

02-28-2012, 09:46 AM
TRY to keep all your Equipment the same. and only deal with one vendor.

in the long run it will pay off

03-01-2012, 05:17 AM
New Husky hedge trimmers are Redmax. Stihl HS81 is very light but very expensive. I think you get just as good quality if not better and cheaper with Maruyama, Kawasaki is even cheaper on ebay. Get the 600D or 750D.

03-01-2012, 08:36 AM
I own a set of the following Stihl Hedgetrimmers HS45, HS81R, and HS86T. They have all been good peices of equipment and I would recommend them. I believe Stihl is ahead of the curve as far as handheld power equipment is concerned.