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Old 11-24-2013, 03:23 AM
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Don't mean to insult any one with that question. But when I read about guys only sharpening their mowers once a month, makes me wonder how their other equipment gets abused.....

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Yes but they just dont slide through hedge easily has to be result of guard the install on top.
I would agree with you on that, get rid of it.

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You can even cut down thick lirope with them.
I know what you mean by that
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:44 PM
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I've got a NIB Tanaka Articulating hedge trimmer head
http://hitachi-tanaka-publicsite-atl...ts?d=343&p=888
Mounted on a NIB Hitachi CG22EASSLP trimmer (the Tanaka and Hitachi are the same trimmer)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Both are brand new, never been used. Turns out I wil not be using them, so if someone wants to give it a try, let me know.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:51 PM
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I got the replacement housing and no change.. ignor where I cut the housing to make it easy to get the bevel gear and bearings out.

This picture shows the breakage of the $50 housing.

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I cut a piece of Vermeer digger handling belt and used the aluminum strip off c-clamp. I didn't want this to be too rigid.

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It is apparent that you can put a lot of force out at the tip if you use it to drag cut off branches out after cutting.
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This is protype so give me comments.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:52 PM
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I like it!!!

Now explain to your guys why you had to do that.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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I like it!!!

Now explain to your guys why you had to do that.
I used it to cut some dead lantana and it was quickly apparent how you can load up tip. I generally cut then stop blades and use tip to pull cut pieces together on a pile.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:09 AM
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Personally, I'd take that safety tip off it, if it's anything like the ones I've used.

I swing mine back and forth as a clearing tool to cut thru tangles of greenbriar, blackberry, wild grape, etc. That safety tip hangs up constantly using it that way. Once I took it off, the problems were greatly diminished.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:45 PM
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Personally, I'd take that safety tip off it, if it's anything like the ones I've used.

I swing mine back and forth as a clearing tool to cut thru tangles of greenbriar, blackberry, wild grape, etc. That safety tip hangs up constantly using it that way. Once I took it off, the problems were greatly diminished.
I take those off also hard to use with my it on.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:26 PM
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I think short shafted units come with guards and long shafted don't. Either way I don't like them, they're supposed to prevent your fingers getting cut off, but don't protect against many other injuries.
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