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Old 12-14-2004, 01:12 AM
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New hedge trimmer for junipers

I currently have a Stihl HS 85 but am not happy with it in trying to trim sculptured juniper shrubs. Any ideas for a new unit? Would like something with a shorter blade length and smaller teeth openings if possible.The Stihl will still be used to eat up the big stuff...
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:16 AM
GroundKprs GroundKprs is offline
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Most any will do, as long as you keep them SHARP, and keep blades in adjustment. If you do a few junipers, maybe keep a trimmer just for that work so you don't need to sharpen/adjust so often.
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:16 AM
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Sounds like you want a home owner trimmer. Short bar, small teeth, etc..
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