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Old 02-21-2014, 11:54 AM
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:48 PM
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Redmax. We have great luck with echo backpacks and string trimmers but for some reason we have terrible luck with the 3 echo hedge trimmers we have had.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:18 PM
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Stihl will last you forever. If it were me, I would do so in a heartbeat. I love my stihl equipment. Though my dealer seems to like RedMax, and I will agree that they appear to be fairly good, though I don't know how well they last because I've never used one personally. Though I am going to buy some RedMax to test this summer.
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I would get all Echo even though I already have all Echo Hedge trimmers. I would get Stihl but I went to buy one from Ace Hardware but the brand new hedge trimmer off the shelf wouldn't start! I don't know I could trust it to run and perform for my yards so I went with Echo.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:11 PM
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redmax blowers are powerful
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:34 PM
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In the double-sided department there's no contest. Stihl HS81T wins hands down. Reasons: dedicated hedger engine (light), upfront exhaust pipe, high blade speed, needle-bearing conrods, swivel handle, low profile and overall weight. It's simply the best on the market right now.

As for single-sided units I think Shindaiwa's HT254 is the clear winner. Whilst heavier, the 4-stroke is something you can live with when rioting under your nose. Again full-bearing supported gearbox, conrods and chrome-plated blades.

Also very good in both areas is Maruyama.

What not to get: Stihl's HS45 and Echo HC-150.
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:38 PM
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In the double-sided department there's no contest. Stihl HS81T wins hands down. Reasons: dedicated hedger engine (light), upfront exhaust pipe, high blade speed, needle-bearing conrods, swivel handle, low profile and overall weight. It's simply the best on the market right now.

As for single-sided units I think Shindaiwa's HT254 is the clear winner. Whilst heavier, the 4-stroke is something you can live with when rioting under your nose. Again full-bearing supported gearbox, conrods and chrome-plated blades.

Also very good in both areas is Maruyama.

What not to get: Stihl's HS45 and Echo HC-150.
Hc150 are good trimmers! I run that and I also run a pas230 with an articulated hedge trimmer.
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:58 PM
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Not impressed with echo hc 150, most likely shindaiwa ttrimmer.bought the stihl back pack , the most "powerful" 1 sucks so I'm turned off to stihl now.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:49 PM
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maruyama

I have had stihl,echo and shindaiwa all are pretty good but the best set of trimmers i have used is the maruyamas.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:19 AM
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I use the Stihl trimmers and am very happy.
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