Originally Posted by Sam's Mowing
Last summer I bought a Stihl HS 45 hedge trimmer from my dealer. (I think I paid around $400) Even though it is considered a home owner trimmer it has lasted and works just like the day I bought it. I bought it instead of a commercial one because it's lighter, a little more compact, and still has a ton of power.
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Sorry to be critical, but I really hope you didn't pay $400 for that HS 45....Your Stihl dealer just ripped you off big time, by about $110. They retail for $290. I find the longer blade and adjustable handle on the HS 81 R very handy.