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Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"you unscrew the plastic cover with a torx wrench, brush out any small bits of hedge that found their way in, put a bit of white grease on the cogs and its done"
14 minutes ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"yes i was immune to it for years as was accustomed to it but just can't cope with it now. The battery gear is a slightly different way of working but for me the upsides out weigh the disadvantages"
17 minutes ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Much easyier than clean out carbs etc do tou need to take the plastic cover off to grease the 86 or is there a wee nipple to pit the grease in"
20 minutes ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"I am use to the smell of 2 stoke due to the fact i only use two stoke but now its time to change to battery its the way forward "
22 minutes ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"the only servicing is to do with moving parts, ie greasing/sharpening where appropriate. but no engine or fuel system so those aspects of servicing are eliminated"
25 minutes ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"The idea of getting the kombi was the price i thiught it would be cheaper buy all the attachments rather than full maxhine maybe wont need the kombi after all then "
26 minutes ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"can't wait to see the new gear, might treat myself, i mean, invest in equipment for the business lol"
28 minutes ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"There is definitely a lot of plus side of haveing battery tools now seem to be much better in all counts and obviously save money down the line with no need for fuel and serviceing "
31 minutes ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"that smell of 2 stroke exhaust especially when mixed with the stench of freshly cut leylandii makes me physically retch these days. it's like being an ex smoker when the smell of somebody's fag catches you lol"
34 minutes ago
Kris Baker replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"I suggest making a list of all the kit you would want - both the Kombi Version and what alterative "dedicated" models you would choose.
Compare the weight of kombi + each device vs. a dedicated device and also the total price of both sets.
From…"
34 minutes ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"I was looking at the new kombi that comeing out in spring uses the ap300 s battery it all depends on what my local dealer has at the time of purchase "
40 minutes ago
Kris Baker replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"My decision was based on what Brand of batteries I wanted - so I didn't have to buy batteries from multiple (incompatible) brands. Something like Makita would, presumably?, allow running electric drills etc on the same batteries, which could be a…"
42 minutes ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"yes not a kombi guy myself either, i prefer the dedicated tools"
49 minutes ago
Kris Baker replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"You sure you want the Kombi?
I wanted a number of things that Kombi would have enabled - Hedge cutter, strimmer, blower ... for all of them buying dedicated machines was, in total, cheaper (didn't have to include the cost of Kombi itself of course),…"
53 minutes ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Hopefull the two ap 200 will be enough for now and when i order the new strimmer and kombi tool order more batteries then hopefully that should ne enough for what i need "
1 hour ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"would they last all day? probably not with most of the machines. but you can always buy more packs as you go along and they should have a lifespan of many years. Best thing is run the cordless alongside your petrol for a start and see which you end…"
1 hour ago
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Stihl hsa 86

Hi i am looking at moving over to the stihl battery tools and i am looking for pro and cons of the stihl battery tools is it worth moving over from petrol and how do people rate the stihl hse 86 hedge cutter?

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