Thoughts about what brand of hedge bar

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nw. Shadesofgreen, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Nw. Shadesofgreen

    Nw. Shadesofgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Please let me know what you feel is the best brand of hedge bar. I am planning on purchasing a new one real soon. The old little wonder needs to retire.
    Thanks in advance for your opinions.

    Mike :help:
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    theyre all gonna cut fine, it doesnt really matter, just buy one.
  3. Nw. Shadesofgreen

    Nw. Shadesofgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    thanks Eagle Scout
  4. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 427

    Look for something from one of the name brands like Shindaiwa, Redmax, etc. Whatever you do, don't buy a cheap hedge trimmer. The cutting teeth will be spaced too closely to cut anything but the thinnest twigs. And they are often poorly balanced and vibrate excessively.
  5. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 449

    How True Mr.Jones,
    I have 2 Stihls a husky and a MaruyamaHt2300dr
    The short shaft husky is My fav for standard hedges,
    The Stihl handheld is great for topes and shilling balls.
    And I have a 24" sthil head I can throw on the Pole saw or a trimmer and its great for tall hedges or where I need to keep it all REALLY flat.

    Now the Maruyama is used to keep the trailer from rolling forward (under the tire) or mixing paint, driving stakes.

    It is the biggest piece of steaming monkey crap ever made.
    I would trade it right now for a curved shaft homelite trimmer with a hole in the piston, And still feel a bit guilty for ripping the other guy off.

    BUY A GOOD HEDGE TRIMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    I enjoy my husky trimmers.

  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    Why not stick with another little wonder? We have had good luck with our Stihl extended reach and before that Little Wonder handhelds.
  8. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    Tanaka hedgers are supposed to be very good, swivel handle too.
  9. Nw. Shadesofgreen

    Nw. Shadesofgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Great, Thanks for all of the input.
    It is sort of funny how no one mentioned an Echo.
    I am not picking on Echo. But I have read alot of posts about the trouble that people have had with different Echo products.
    I was thinking about a Husky double sided for thefine pruning jobs and a larger one sided to handle the larger hedges.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
  10. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    I have a small echo that works fine. I don't use it much but when I do it starts right up. Good power, not too heavy, no problems. I am thinking about getting a hedge trimmer head with my next trimmer.

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