Ain't that smart, but

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PR Fect, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey, I ain't that smart, but can anyone tell me why the exhaust port on my Echo hedge trimmer points out the left side? I think it was maid for lefty's. Anytime you trim higher that your waist, you are getting blasted in the face with exhaust!:mad: Now that Echo smokes a bit, but I do not. I don't think we can get along much longer. Who makes a light weight duel edge hedge trimmer that the exhaust port blows away from the right hand operator?
     
  2. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
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    why do you have to "pick it up"?

    if it is a straight shaft weedeater just roll it to one side to accomplish the same thing!

    if it is a bent shaft?.....throw that muther as far across a 6 lane highway as you can and watch a semitruck run it over and then,,,,,go buy a straight shaft!:)
     
  3. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stihl works in my right hand, but I wish it was working in someone elses hands. LOL
    Bill
    PS I think it has to do with the direction it turns.
     
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    reaaaaaaaaaad again. he said hedge clipper, not trimmer.

    i believe the exhaust port on my Shindaiwa HD22 is on the right side, however i haven't used it in a while, so i could be mistaken.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    The exhaust on my Stihl hs 45's blows downwards. No problems.
     
  6. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
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    oops sorry! go get another kind or pipe that exhaust a couple feet away from your head!:)

    ive actuaqlly never heard anybody complain about the hedge trimmers like that!
     
  7. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The other half here...
    Wanted to purchase a new one for him. Everyone brags up the Stihl's.
    Good choice? Is there something better? Prefer commercial grade because ... well you know.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Jan
    :angel:
     
  8. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What he's talking about is one of the main reasons I want extended reach clippers!! I can't stand being chogga-bogged with nasty fumes, last hedge job I did I borrowed a handheld set of clippers and puked from the funkage!!
     
  9. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I ran into the same problems, now I only use my electric powered Little Wonder unless I absolutely cannot find any electric outlet. I'll run 40 extension cords before I'll ever use a gas powered hedge trimmer, they suck big time, especially during big jobs.
     
  10. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    You're joking, right?
     

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