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Which is best as far as quality of cut, and durability?

  • STIHL

    Votes: 13 40.6%
  • ECHO

    Votes: 5 15.6%
  • MARUYAMA

    Votes: 2 6.3%
  • OTHER BRAND (please name!)

    Votes: 12 37.5%
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I am looking to purchase a commercial gas-powered hedge trimmer. What models/brands are best?

I am thinking of a stihl, are they any good?

I don't want to spend over 350.00!
 

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I got an echo HC-1500 used it for one season...
I got myself a PAS-260 Which is a dedicated edger but since i'm solo When I need to do my hedges I slap on the Articulating hedge trimmer attch.. Use that on just about 95% of the shrubs i cut this year... Love it!
 

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whats the price on the redmax, and shindaiwa's?
 

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I have a Stihl HS 80 and it has been an OK machine but I have had problems from day one with it starting ! I have also noticed it is a tad on the heavy side and you will notice that after several hours of hedges! I have been talking to several people and a couple dealers. I have decided I will buy a RedMax next year and keep the Stihl as a backup ! My Stihl dealer is close (2 miles away) but the RedMax dealer is 70 miles and I think for the weight difference and the increased blade speed over Stihl I will go REDMAX !
 

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stihl HL 75K
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