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Old 10-12-2012, 04:44 AM
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Hedge trimmers

Which is the best hedge trimmer out there? I run all stihl right now just starting to look for one venturing in to this area of work.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:49 AM
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The best one is the lightest one...
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:50 AM
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Bought a sthil hs45 24". First gas powered trimmer. Like it enough that I would buy one again.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:42 AM
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I've got a stihle hs45 and its back in the shop again. It just won't stay running after a few minutes. It's been gone through and the shop says they have problems. ???
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:15 PM
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I have two HS45's and the lower housing (white half) keeps cracking at the handle. This would be my only complaint from them other than they are heavy after about 30 or so shrubs.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:02 AM
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According to discussions I've read Little Wonder makes some of the best trimmers.

I've always ran Stihl. 30" single cut, 30" double cut. The single cut saves weight, but after a couple of years the shrubs develop a swirl pattern from only getting cut one direction.

What I have now is an 18" and a 24" hedge trimming attachment for my weed eater. I like it a lot because of the reach and I can operate it a lot with my elbows locked and my back straight taking a lot of stress off of my body.
It would have been better to get the quick change Kombi system because the trimmer shaft is only half as long.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:18 AM
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We use Stihl HS 81T.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:53 AM
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I have the Stihl Hs 45 and the kombi hedge clipper attachment that I use on the end of a stihl trimmer. I also have an echo (not sure of the model). I agree with the poster that said go with the lighter one because it makes a huge difference when trimming for long periods of time. I prefer the stihls because of all trimmers, edgers, blowers we use are stihl and I'm able to perform basic repairs easier and faster. So I would suggest you find a brand you like best overall and stick with one brand.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:32 AM
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We use Stihl HS 81T.
You must be built like Paul Bunyan...
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:53 AM
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I use the same HS81. They are heavy but they get the job done on overgrown crap fast.

Two hours and my arms are done for the day.
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