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Disappointed with shinduawa hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,739

    Don't mean to insult any one with that question. But when I read about guys only sharpening their mowers once a month, makes me wonder how their other equipment gets abused.....

    I would agree with you on that, get rid of it.

    I know what you mean by that :dizzy:
     
  2. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,269

    I got the replacement housing and no change.. ignor where I cut the housing to make it easy to get the bevel gear and bearings out.

    This picture shows the breakage of the $50 housing.

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    I cut a piece of Vermeer digger handling belt and used the aluminum strip off c-clamp. I didn't want this to be too rigid.

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    It is apparent that you can put a lot of force out at the tip if you use it to drag cut off branches out after cutting.
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    This is protype so give me comments.

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  4. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    I like it!!!

    Now explain to your guys why you had to do that.
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,269

    I used it to cut some dead lantana and it was quickly apparent how you can load up tip. I generally cut then stop blades and use tip to pull cut pieces together on a pile. :rolleyes:
     
  6. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Personally, I'd take that safety tip off it, if it's anything like the ones I've used.

    I swing mine back and forth as a clearing tool to cut thru tangles of greenbriar, blackberry, wild grape, etc. That safety tip hangs up constantly using it that way. Once I took it off, the problems were greatly diminished.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,269

    I take those off also hard to use with my it on.
     
  8. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Messages: 1,415

    I think short shafted units come with guards and long shafted don't. Either way I don't like them, they're supposed to prevent your fingers getting cut off, but don't protect against many other injuries.
     

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