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Old 06-14-2013, 08:34 PM
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I have been perusing the internet, and I found the Stihl HS 56 C-E hedge trimmers. I am going to go to the dealer tomorrow to see them in person. They look pretty lightweight and durable to me online and has received some good reviews. Plus it's a Stihl!
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:02 PM
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The 56's are a great saw. I've used them, the 46's and a km110r with the adjustable saw attachment, as well as various electric saws. Simply the best. Super clean cut, quick, and fairly light for the features.. be careful though, second day after I got the 56's I cut my finger open.. 9 stitches later I'm fine, with a very oversized gauze left middle finger!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:14 PM
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My first hedgetrimmer was a echo hg160. I got eight years of extremely hard use out of it before the engine gave out. Went thru two sets of blades. Bought same type for the replacement. The blades stay sharp for a long time and be careful for they will cut metal fencing.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:21 PM
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Stihl HS81T 24" also have an older HS80 30"
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:50 PM
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We have a HS80c and a FS90 with the articulating head on it as well, it's a great combo. in addition we have corona manual trimmers for the fine tuning as well as bypass hand pruners. you shouldn't be doing shrub or pruning without manual trimmers as well.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:41 AM
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As someone who started out with ZERO extra money to spend on anything, I understand where you are coming from financially, but I can tell you that you do not want to skimp on your trimmer. It will see hard use and if it goes down you are screwed.

Hedge trimmers will likely see "occasional use" initially, so you can buy yourself time to upgrade, but your string trimmer is something you need every single day on every single job.
i have found that the crapsman type wont start after sitting for several months, but my commercial stuff starts great even after sitting.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:14 AM
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Hey guys, I'm sorry I have not been able to update this in a while. I have been super busy lately and just got a chance to go to the Stihl dealer today. I decided to buy the HS 56 C hedge trimmers. I got a pretty good deal on them since I bought the 6 pack of HP ultra oil with it to double my warranty.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:46 PM
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Congratulations on your new saw j dawg! Now don't go stickin no fingers in them!
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:48 PM
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Congratulations on your new saw j dawg! Now don't go stickin no fingers in them!
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Thanks Dtkeith! I will have to make sure i count how many fingers I have before and after trimming. You're supposed to have 9 fingers, right? But no really, thanks for the word of caution.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:54 AM
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I always end up hitting my thigh with them.
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