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Old 07-08-2009, 04:46 PM
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What type of hedge trimmer is this?

Looking to start cutting my own Ficus bushes.. They are pretty tall, around 6-7 feet i would say.

I see the local landscaping guys using this big hedge trimmer that has some kind of debris gaurd on the single edge blade, (looks like a big letter F almost)and it just slices through like butter.

Every trimmer I have seen does not seem to show this debris guard on it.
Where can I get a trimmer like this?

thanks!
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:13 PM
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Here you go....

Something like this?
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:24 PM
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that is exactly it!

but why does this seem to be so hard to find? I have not seen this for any of the top brand hedge trimmers locally.
Does Tanaka make a good hedge trimmer?
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:29 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCNRZdCyNWA

I knew the minute you said depris guard it was Tanaka. Saw this vid the other night.

I think Tanaka is good products, just very sparse dealership.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:47 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCNRZdCyNWA

I knew the minute you said depris guard it was Tanaka. Saw this vid the other night.

I think Tanaka is good products, just very sparse dealership.
thanks for that video!
Yea, not sure if there is a local dealer but i do see that Norwalk Power website does carry them, and actaully Amazon.com has them as well.

This is the one i am looking at
http://www.norwalkpower.net/Tanaka_H...hts-2530pf.htm
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:11 PM
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I think the single sided clippers are slow. I use the double bladed. There are several good brands to choose from. I have Echo and Stihl. I have a pair of Echo single sided but rarely use them.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:04 PM
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I think the single sided clippers are slow. I use the double bladed. There are several good brands to choose from. I have Echo and Stihl. I have a pair of Echo single sided but rarely use them.
I disagree...I have had many clippers but use the ones listed below now. Hands down the Shindy 40 whatever sigle sided is the fastest. It does have the guard on it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:14 AM
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what do you guys think of this one?

https://norwalkpower.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=1315

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Old 07-09-2009, 07:43 PM
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I went to a local dealer and took a look at all the various models, and I think I like the feel of the Shindaiwa 30" hedge trimmer the best.
I did like how much range you can cover with the 40" but it did seem like it limited my maneuverability a little too much, and it is also heavier than the 30" obviously.
The sales guy was actually raving about the Shindaiwa ariculating trimmer as well, as it seemed really versaitle, but it was a little too versatile for my needs.
I just need to plow through long lines of straight ficus.

So now I think i just have to decide between the 30 or 40"
I am leaning towards the 30" right now, just because its a lot easier to handle and maneuver, but i am still not sure!
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:56 PM
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what do you guys think of this one?

https://norwalkpower.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=1315

thats the one I use. You'll be diappointed if you don't get the 40. How much?
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