View Full Version : Hedge Trimmers (which one to buy)

04-13-2004, 02:47 PM
I am looking to purchase a new gas hedge trimmer and was looking at brands like husqavarna and echo. What is the best trimmer for the price. If anyone has a specific trimmer that has been well worth the price please tell me.

04-13-2004, 07:05 PM
I've owned both the Husqvarna and Echo tirmmers. The husqvarna cut much better than the echo in my opinion and were much easier to use. If you are looking for a pair of the pole hedge trimmers the husqvarna are the best I've used eventhough I have not used the Shindaiwa (my favorite brand).

04-13-2004, 09:10 PM
Have only used the echo and the shindaiwa-no comparison-the echo just wasn't powerful enough

04-13-2004, 09:17 PM
I own all husqvarna hedge trimmers, very nice equipment. Id pick that over anything out there.

If you want them pretty cheap order them from www.northwestpowertool.com

04-13-2004, 11:14 PM
Shindaiwa. Best equipment I have ever used.

04-14-2004, 07:04 PM
I own a echo double sided and don't have any complaints. Good piece of equipment. I haven't owned the other but i do have a shindaiwa line trimmer that is far better then any of my echo trimmers. I think it really comes down to wieght and how it feels in your hand. I would assume they are all pretty close in price and reliability. Good Luck

04-27-2004, 03:38 PM
I have decided to go ahead and buy a troy-bilt add on peice for my stick platform. It works great and it gives me good power and extra height for taller hedges

David Shaw
04-28-2004, 10:17 AM
I have the Echo that goes on thier pas unit. Not enough power. Get into anything very woody at all i.e. Burning Bush and it won't hardly cut at all.

04-29-2004, 10:00 PM
i have a redmax 2600 i love it!!!!!!!!!

04-29-2004, 10:49 PM
I've had a tanoka- it sucked, an echo it blew up, now I only use Redmax.

05-01-2004, 08:07 AM
Can't say enough good things about my Stihl h.t.s

05-22-2004, 10:42 PM
I purchased a stihl hc100, expensive but has an adjustable 90 degree head and pole. You can mow tall hedges from the ground. Also lets you stand up straight and not bend over much. They did cost 499 though, But my back is worth it.

05-23-2004, 01:07 AM
I've got a 90 degree adjustable attachment for my Stihl KM85. I like it, although Shindaiwa's adjusts 90 both ways. With the Stihl, I have to hold the motor upside down to trim the top of a tall hedge. I'm in the market for a stand alone small trimmer, probably go with Stihl or Echo.