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Old 05-16-2013, 06:33 AM
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anyone using a stihl power scythe?

I've been thinking about adding either a FS 130 or FS 250 and getting the power scythe attachment. Has anyone had much experience with one? Thoughts?
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:49 PM
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I have one for my Kombi. Very heavy but works good. I don't use it much just because it is heavy.
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http://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...ments/fhpower/



Your talking about this one (above link) right? I used the longer version:

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...chments/hl135/

Used it this morning to cut down some weeds along a chain link fence I removed. It is very heavy & I hate using it for longterm hedge trimming. I've seen the little one at the shop and I might buy one someday.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:46 AM
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I bought the 135 degree hedge trimmer gear box for my FS90 this spring. While I was talking to the dealer, I asked about the scythe because it looks identical to the hedger except for length of the cutting blade/bar, and he said basically it is. I have thought about trying my hedger head on my 90 or 250 to do some really long stuff at one place I mow. It seems that the weight would be easier to deal with in a mowing application than hedging with it. The cutting should be the same though, so I can't see buying the scythe too.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:36 PM
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http://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...ments/fhpower/



Your talking about this one (above link) right? I used the longer version:

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...chments/hl135/

Used it this morning to cut down some weeds along a chain link fence I removed. It is very heavy & I hate using it for longterm hedge trimming. I've seen the little one at the shop and I might buy one someday.
yes, the short version... We have a couple properties with looooong driveways and banks above and below that are about 8' in height... something like that seems like it would be perfect to trim along them.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:07 PM
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http://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...ments/fhpower/



Your talking about this one (above link) right? I used the longer version:

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...chments/hl135/

Used it this morning to cut down some weeds along a chain link fence I removed. It is very heavy & I hate using it for longterm hedge trimming. I've seen the little one at the shop and I might buy one someday.
I have the first one at the top FH-KM 135. I guess it is the short one. I have used it maybe 5 times in 5 years. Yes it is a nice tool for many things but, you know, I am just a little old guyits way too heavy to use for more than 15 minutes at a time.
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