buying a hedge trimmer...

Discussion in 'Tanaka' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    well im buying a new hedge trimmer, my echo is in the shop and I need one for monday, tuesday, and weds. jobs that I have lined up. Im looking at a Tanaka, mainly because the dealer is only 1/2 a mile from me, and they seems like they're nice...

    anyway, which is a good one to get. He has two, he said one with a swivle handle and one without.. the one with the swivle handle was around $340, which is what im leaning towards. both are also the same blade length

    what is better and what are the benifits?
     
  2. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    tiedeman's got one for sale
     
  3. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
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    anyway, which is a good one to get. He has two, he said one with a swivle handle and one without.. the one with the swivle handle was around $340, which is what im leaning towards. both are also the same blade length

    what is better and what are the benifits?[/QUOTE]

    Hi,
    If I were you, I wouldn't settle for anything less than the THT-210S. It has our new QuickLock handle system and S-Start for easier starting by up to 60 percent.

    The THT-2120 is a little different. It uses a wing nut system for adjusting the rear handle and does not have S-Start.

    http://www.tanaka-usa.com/index.php?section=55


    -MW
     
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    Ya I saw that, but I need one that has blades on left and right, not one side. Only if his was both sides
     
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    I think im going to go with the 210S
     
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    well I bought a 24" one. I cant remeber the exact model number, but its SAWEEET. has the swivel handle, and its sooo much quieter, better running then my echo, along with ALOT more power. I love it. I put it to work for about 13 hours yesterday. Only complaint I have is the gas tank being soooo small, but oh well, I love it! Glad I went with the tanaka and not echo... I paid 330, not to bad I dont think, the 22" was 300, so I figured that extra 2" might come in handy sometime
     
  7. GroundControl

    GroundControl LawnSite Member
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    Speaking of hedge trimmers....

    I just bought the 210S and received it today. Swivel handle and 26". Plenty of power.

    I don't have a dealer near me and bought it off the internet from a dealer in Mi.

    Can't wait to use it.
     
  8. KERRTURF

    KERRTURF LawnSite Member
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    I just picked up a 210S last week, and used it on a small job last weekend. It took a lot for me to switch brands from what I have always used in the past, but after doing some research and listening to other LS members I took the plunge. I am extremely happy with it. The rotating handle, the anti vibration feature, and the incredibly easy starting have made me a believer.
    The only thing that I found that I didn't care for was the manual. Very hard to read. The manual states that the gas-oil mixture should be 25~50:1. I am guessing that that means between 25 and 50:1, but I am not quite sure.
    Mark was extremely helpful with my decision also, thanks.
     
  9. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
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    Glad you like it! Sorry about the manual - we are aware of the problems with it and will work with Tanaka Japan to improve it.

    Oil - We recommend 50:1 and Tanaka Perfect Mix Oil of course!

    http://www.tanaka-usa.com/index.php?section=154
     
  10. KERRTURF

    KERRTURF LawnSite Member
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    Good news, I won't have to dedicate a fuel can for one piece of two stroke equipment!
     

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