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Old 04-15-2012, 07:37 PM
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Who own a set of the extended shaft hedge trimmers. I like echo stuff quite a bit as well as shindiwia. Pros.......cons....
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I have the stihl hl100 I use for work. Plenty of power, will cut damn near anything but the one main disadvantage is its weight. Believe me after cutting a lengthy tall hedge I'm whooped. They weigh around 18lbs and have alot of leverage on you. Other than the weight they are essential for large hedges. Have no experience with the echo or shindy units, stihl has never let me down.
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I have the Stihl HS 45, it is a 21'' cut. It has been a great trimmer. Never 1 problem with it.
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I think i am going to have to bite the bullet and get a set. I will look at stihl. I just checked the price on these things, had no idea they were quite so expensive. I have a lagustrum that is about 100' long and 12'+ tall. Nearly killed myself trimming that thing last time.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:27 PM
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i have the hl100's also, yes they are a bit heavy but they are great
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both are great trimmers echo is what I own no problems
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Can't go wrong with Stihl. not sure about newer Echo,Shindawa. Run away from homecenter disposable grade if doing any serious work.
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I have found that my imported Miguel works best and cheapest.

Seriously, with rotator cuff surgery and having reinjured my shoulder, there's no way I could work with a 12' poll. I've got a gas trimmer that works great as long as the work is within reach. I hate trimming.

Stihl is the weapon of choice for pros for a reason.

I bought a 4 cycle weed trimmer and a hedge trimmer from Sears a couple of years ago and they have run flawlessly (both were the "pro series" and not cheap).
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
I have found that my imported Miguel works best and cheapest.

Seriously, with rotator cuff surgery and having reinjured my shoulder, there's no way I could work with a 12' poll. I've got a gas trimmer that works great as long as the work is within reach. I hate trimming.

Stihl is the weapon of choice for pros for a reason.

I bought a 4 cycle weed trimmer and a hedge trimmer from Sears a couple of years ago and they have run flawlessly (both were the "pro series" and not cheap).
Miguel.I would like one of those.
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(2007, Ontario, Canada) Recently a patient was rushed into the hospital, needing a surgeon to reattach the tips of his fingers to his left hand. While taking the patient history, it was found that this bright chap got the idea of holding his lawn mower sideways and applying it to his hedge. He was holding the mower deck trimming the hedge, and things were going well until the weight of the mower got to be a bit much. He readjusted his grip on the mower deck--and that was when the blade bit him.

When the reconstructive plastic surgeon was almost finished with the complex job of sewing the patient back together, another patient came in with the same injury! On questioning him, it was found that he, too, had been using his mower to trim his hedge. Apparently he lived near the first patient. He saw his neighbor trimming his hedge with the mower, and thought it was a bright idea.


Stupid copying stupid....equals..of course. Stupid!
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Originally Posted by frugal boater View Post
Can't go wrong with Stihl. not sure about newer Echo,Shindawa. Run away from homecenter disposable grade if doing any serious work.
I agree

Broke down and bought Stihl chainsaw couple years back and it is sweeeet. Went back and got Stihl blower this fall and just as good

Can't go wrong with them and they will last
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stuff you buy at big box stores is build in china and for occasional use by amateurs.
buy stuff made in japan or sweden, not china.
Pro's use Shindaiwa or Huskvarna. last a lifetime for a homeowner.
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Originally Posted by deltarome View Post
stuff you buy at big box stores is build in china and for occasional use by amateurs.
buy stuff made in japan or sweden, not china.
Pro's use Shindaiwa or Huskvarna. last a lifetime for a homeowner.
I have a Husqvarna 22 rifle and a Husqvarna chainsaw, both work well at what they do.
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I have the Echo gas hedge trimmer and it works great. I have a number of Echo products and they all are excellent for heavy duty homeowner use.
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i just hold my push mower up to the hedges i need to trim. works pretty good.
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echo is not made in china
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My ECHO is always hard to start.
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I'm quite impressed with my tanaka, has more power then the old man's echo
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Originally Posted by gameon View Post
My ECHO is always hard to start.
Man I could fix that in a minute but it is not in front of me !
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With the bad economy my lawn guys does it for free now instead of me but thx
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