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Offline stubnail67

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Re: Hedge Trimmer ?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2014, 09:39:56 pm »
depends on what your cutting i had a lil home lite one i loved was great for light weight stuff... had a stihl that would cut anything but was heavy and temperamental.....i now have the grey echo 24 inch??? i think its not as heavy as the stihl but way more then the lil homie..... it starts every time 2 or 3 pulls......and will cut up to 3/4 inch ...... depends on what he can lift budget and what your cutting....... if you could find one get him and echo pas its easy to start and maneuver less shoulder strain........thats about all i can put in good luck..... echo for dependability for me.....

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Re: Hedge Trimmer ?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2014, 10:07:02 pm »
IF (and it's a big 'if' - get it?) he will be looking at other OPE, he might want to consider some of the 36-40V hedge trimmers.  For example, I am seeing the Oregon HT250 listed for $180 bare tool, or $380 with mid range battery and charger.  But, if he was also interested in a string trimmer, saw, blower, etc., he could share the batteries and charger.

Most of the cordless companies have a family of OPE, and the batteries are one the most expensive parts.  I don't know how old or active your Dad is, but they are sure a lot more convenient, especially for occasional use.

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Re: Hedge Trimmer ?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2014, 08:55:50 pm »
I've got some type of Echo that  does pretty good--when it runs .Carb needs some attention .The last couple of years. I just used one of my 200T's to do the job .

The problem with using a trim saw is it just throws chit all over you .

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Re: Hedge Trimmer ?
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2014, 11:12:28 pm »
Before I got the Stihl and Echo hedge cutters, I would as likely use a chainsaw to prune the hedges.

The chainsaw would leave things a little more ragged than what the Stihl and Echo do.
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Re: Hedge Trimmer ?
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 11:59:28 pm »
I dug that old relic out today and it is an Echo HC 1500 .Carb is needing a kit .Zama C1uK27  and in spite of the fact I must have 40-60  kits ,nary a 1 .I ordered 2 .

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Re: Hedge Trimmer ?
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2014, 06:55:51 am »
My Echo hedge trimmer is a 1500. It has the standard 21cc engine.
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Re: Hedge Trimmer ?
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2014, 08:56:19 am »
I looked at the blades on that thing .Seems to be a big to-do about sharpening them .Looks to me it could be done with a flat file or a die grinder .

Of course if a person tried to cut a wire fence with it that might present a greater challange .

 

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