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Old 12-14-2011, 09:42 PM
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Not positive but are those the ones you can pick up at home depot? i have redmax, stihl, and shindaiwa all right here around hampton
yes I believe they are still are thats where I got the first set 4 years ago or whenever i got them but now I pretty much buy everything at my echo dealer

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:08 AM
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Brad more questions.... what model hedge trimmer do you have and some specs on it if it wouldn't be much trouble. As much as i would like to stay all stihl i looked at a lower end redmax. I also checked out the huskies which have better power ratios.


I feel you guys on winter maintenance, i'm painting about 80% of my lesco, fixed the kill switch, having my friend weld the deck. Probably throwing some parts at the exmark, (caster bearings are smoked, fixing the big rubber flap between the wheels, crease fittings all over the place). I quit target and got a job at Tom Henry Chervolet so the more it snows the more cars i have to clean haha.

A buddy I work with here and there has a set of the Stihl HS-45s and I;ve used them before, and to be honest they suck. And I'm not just saying that Because I have a sour taste in my mouth about Stihl stuff. I'd honestly prefer my Kawasaki ones, and I'm not overly crazy about those either. I like RedMax stuff, never tried their hedge trimmers, and I like the Echo HC-150s too, cant really go wrong with those for a good entry level hedge trimmer.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:48 AM
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The hs-45s do suck, they're on the heavy side which isn't too bad but the gas tank is just so small I was trimming along side of an echo 150 and I went through 2 tanks to his 1 in the same amount of time both running WOT mostly
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:51 PM
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Sorry to jack your thread Brad.

I'm a little sketched out by echo stuff because them seem a little chincy and they use the same motor for all of their hedgers. I might go with the echo or redmax for now just to start up and if the amount of hedges i do picks up i'll go with a big husky maybe.

If you can actually find parts for the hc-150 i don't feel so apprehensive about buying them then.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:03 PM
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Whats so hard about finding parts? I have never had that problem. Echo stuff does seem a little cheaper I havent really had many problems besides the newer equipment having carb problems-This year total I think I had to have 4 carbs adjusted (2 bp blowers, one hand blower, one trimmer)and had one replaced(trimmer). The hedge trimmers I had no problems with but they don't see as much use as a trimmer or blower either.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:11 PM
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I meant sometimes on the lower end models they're more or less meant to just be thrown away but since it's a company like echo it shouldn't be a big deal.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:07 PM
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I like my redmax hedge trimmer its a 24'' i thought a about a extended reach echo but dont think i need one most bushes, and trees i trim i can do with my 6' ladder and most bushes/shrubs without one anyway echos and redmax i think are great for hedge trimmers also kawasaki seems very reasonable i think with there prices i dealer that i go to is great.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:07 PM
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I meant sometimes on the lower end models they're more or less meant to just be thrown away but since it's a company like echo it shouldn't be a big deal.
yeah maybe cheap trimmers but I have never had a problem with parts for echos heck half the parts you can buy at home depot
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I like my redmax hedge trimmer its a 24'' i thought a about a extended reach echo but dont think i need one most bushes, and trees i trim i can do with my 6' ladder and most bushes/shrubs without one anyway echos and redmax i think are great for hedge trimmers also kawasaki seems very reasonable i think with there prices i dealer that i go to is great.
I have a set of long reach I only use them a few times a year usually I use a ladder thats only for the tall stuff though
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:13 PM
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:20 PM
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yeah I am gonna go check 2 or 3 lots 1 drive and some walks not sure if any will need done we will see
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