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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mr.glenn, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. mr.glenn

    mr.glenn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    need new hedge clippers, currently looking at sthil and echo due to local dealer support, which is better?
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    HC150i by Echo been berry berry good to me :waving:
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I own an older model HC 1500 that has been a huge money maker...although they are on the fritz at the moment.

    GEO :)
  4. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    not sure about the Echo, but I have a Stihl and love it. I really enjoy the handle that swivels. I didn't think that I would use it at first, but after a while using it, I don't think I could work without it. Good luck. Just make sure that you consider the service support you will be getting.
  5. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I have 2 echo trimmers and have never been in the shop. One is 4 years old and one is about 6 years old.
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Had echo.............
    Now have stihl...........
    Won't go back..............:cool:
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have personally never used echo before, but I have used other Stihl products (not the hedge trimmer) and they are hands down the best I feel
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Look at the gearbox of the two. I bought the one with the bigger gearbox.
  9. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    i own echo,sthil,&sindaiwa.i like shindaiwa the best but will take the stihl over echo for quality.but my echo seems lighter
  10. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I like shindaiwa hedge trimmers. very good blades.

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