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Old 10-12-2012, 09:51 PM
kebrowns kebrowns is offline
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Does any hedger give a better cut than others?

I went hedger shopping and saw different types of hedgers. Do any one of them give a significant better cut than any other? Also was looking at these stilhl hedgers.

option 1

Thinking this one would allow me to do a wider span of jobs.
Only doubt would this work fine on all shrubs on all houses I do?

option 2

Thinking this one would be standard for most properties I run across.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:51 PM
Darryl G Darryl G is offline
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Sharp ones cut better!

The shorter extended ones can be used for most hedges/shrubs and are nice because you're standing back a little and get a better perspective than if you used a standard short handled pair. I don't like cutting the sides with them though, not that it can't be done. The longer ones can be a bit clumsy for smaller/shorter shrubs. I bring 5 hedge trimmers with me as well as a pair of precision hand shears.

Here's my hedge/shrub setup.

If I were to pick just one it would probably be the shorter extended one, but the little Echo HC-150 is pretty handy's light enough to trim the higher stuff without my shoulders killing me. I hardly use my 30 inch Shindaiwa's tiring and dangerous, but that was the only unit I had for my first few years.

P.S. - Articulated are more versatile for sure!

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:34 PM
superdog1 superdog1 is offline
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I have 2 units. The first one you listed and a my second unit is another standard Sthil unit (Don't recall the specific model # right now, LOl). If you do a lot of hedges, at some point you will need a long reach unit. It also seems that no matter how long the reach is on your trimmer, there will ALWAYS be a spot you just can't seem to reach, Lol
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