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Old 12-26-2005, 02:22 AM
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Best gas powered hedge trimmer??

I am looking for a new hedge trimmer, I will not use it for work but for my house. I want a quality brand and something that could stand up to commercial use but dont want to spend more than 100-175 on it.
Lets hear it... pros and cons..,.
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:11 AM
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Probably the best for the money is going to be an Echo HC1500. They are cheaper than the high end brands and they will hold up to commercial/home use.

I have been using a one for 3 years now with no problems.
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:44 PM
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Probably the best for the money is going to be an Echo HC1500. They are cheaper than the high end brands and they will hold up to commercial/home use.

I have been using a one for 3 years now with no problems.
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:53 PM
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would any good lawnmower shop carry one?
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:39 PM
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I just looked online at the HC1500- RRP $549.00. Not sure what RRP means, maybe recommended retail price. I just bought a Maruyama the other day. I have never owned a hedge trimmer before this but it seems commercials are not cheap. I was told Maruyama was the lightest.
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:47 PM
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I am looking for a new hedge trimmer, I will not use it for work but for my house. I want a quality brand and something that could stand up to commercial use but dont want to spend more than 100-175 on it.
Lets hear it... pros and cons..,.
NO pros or cons..... just a stupid question......... Even $175 won't buy anything worth while.....Nuff said.........
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:24 PM
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stupid question huh.. sorry there part time pete...

Sorry maybe i should have stated that it will be for personal use. so a $500 trimmer would be a little expensive since i would use it maybe once a month.
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:32 PM
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STHIL make great hedge trimmers as does echo
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:20 PM
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Norcal, maybe try calling about used ones. Where I got mine there was one or two 40" Maruyamas that were used for 250.00. Apparently the owner decided to buy a new one because of the cost to fix it. They were heavier so I had to spend the extra money.
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:26 PM
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For that price range dont expect to find any "quality" machines. Might try a home cheapo job and get a cheap weedeater brand or something. Just got myself a stihl hs80 w/24''. Has done a terrific job so far, not bad for my first gas trimmer, prolly overkill for a homeowner though
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