Hedge Trimmer - Redmax or Stihl?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ztrguy, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    What's a good hedge trimmer out there right now that I can buy? I will be buying either Stihl or Redmax. What should I buy? Brand/Model? What should I look for? Thanks!
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,037

    I would look for something that is comfortable and something that will do the job that you nned done.

    You are the only one that knows what you need to handle the jobs you do. Go look at both and narrow it down and then ask on the different models you have questions on.
  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    the only two brands I have used and would ever reccomend would be Echo and Tanaka I prefer my Tanaka over my Echo but both have been great trimmers. For average trimming a 20" bar should be good enough for most things.
  4. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I use the RedMax CHZ2400 hedge trimmer. I has the 180 rotating handle which makes it more comfortable and safer plus the Strato-charged engine.
    They run around $400.
  5. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    i got the exact same model as redmax man. They are the best all around for trimming in IMO. they do cost like $369 but you get what you pay for and everyone knows that redmax products are backed with a 2 year warrenty. What could be better.
  6. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    Tanaka has been great to me
  7. cemeteryman

    cemeteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I use the Stihl hs80 and I wouldn't trade it for any other brand. It is light enough that I can run it for long periods of time, but it has enough power to cut anything I run into.
  8. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I use the Stihl HS-45. Havent really had a chance to use it yet because of all this snow, but when I did use it it felt very well balanced and it had a great cut.
  9. I use the Stihl HS80. It has the 180 rotating handle and the Strato-charged engine. Very easy on fuel consumption and is light. Very powerful. Gets the job done!
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    redmax is the leader when it comes to hedge trimmers. sthil is too heavy. echo is cheaply made .

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