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Type of Hedge Trimmer

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by J Dawg, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    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! :weightlifter:
  2. Dtkeith

    Dtkeith LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    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!!
  3. vegandude

    vegandude LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    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.
  4. Benfield

    Benfield LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Stihl HS81T 24" also have an older HS80 30"
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    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.
  6. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    i have found that the crapsman type wont start after sitting for several months, but my commercial stuff starts great even after sitting.
  7. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    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. :weightlifter: I got a pretty good deal on them since I bought the 6 pack of HP ultra oil with it to double my warranty.

    Thanks for all the advice everybody! :waving:

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  8. Dtkeith

    Dtkeith LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Congratulations on your new saw j dawg! Now don't go stickin no fingers in them!
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  9. J Dawg

    J Dawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    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. :)
  10. 4seasonsturfandsnow

    4seasonsturfandsnow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I always end up hitting my thigh with them.

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