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Which Hedge Trimmer!

Hello 

I have been looking to get a hedge trimmer for a little while now but cant decide which one to get. So far I have narrowed it down to three trimmers. 

Sthil HS 56 C-E

Echo HCR-1501

Kawaski HTK-60X

Please can I have some views on what people think so I can decide on one.

I am open to other suggestions as well but I would like to keep the price between £300-400. 

 

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  • Had an hs56 till it was stolen................. lovely machine.... couldn't fault it. I had to replace it so picked up the battery version, HSA86 as I needed something a bit quieter for an oap hone where I didn't want to frighten the old girls.  Can't fault it.............. great power and will cut through the big stuff that the petrol one did, the largest battery lasts ages... about 3 hours...........  its quiet and you know it will always start.  With the battery, will cost you more + it can be an idea to have a spare battery with you.  With the battery, it's not really any lighter but definitely worth considering.  Once you've bought the batteries you might consider the chainsaw as well.... MSA200............ that's really good too.

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      I have the Echo 1501  Which is nearly Three years old , never had a problem with it , I find it a real joy to use and very efficient . I would buy it again if i had to replace it . 

       

       

  • i have a kawaski think its a 700d (canot remember off the top of my head) great machine and good cut but i think kawaski have stoped making garden machines and only supply the engine now. as for the long reach i had husqvana i found them mutch better than sthil but require dayly maintainance on the blade (oiling) see what your local deler has and buy from them you will get better service if you have problems 

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      You should be oiling the blades of all of them at least daily anyway?

  • I have the stihl hs56 and an echo hcr 165 es (a little over £400) Both are great machines. The echo has a longer blade but is well balanced and seems to run for ever on a tankfull. The stihl is very light and a pleasure to use, apart from the tiny fuel tank which becomes annoying when using for hours on end. 

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