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MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« on: May 09, 2017, 10:02:26 pm »
My old gas hedge trimmer gave up the ghost after 18 years.

For about 2 weeks I've been looking at new trimmers. I looked at the products from our Stilh Sponsor and decide to get a new hedge trimmer with the battery.

This thing is a beast. I got the 18 inch trimmer for my shrubs and other plants.
I'll trim close to 1000 feet before needing a charge and it takes less than an hour to recharge.

I love it......and found it on the Forestry Forum.

 

  

 
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 10:20:14 pm »
Looks like it will work. Do you send the blades out to have them sharpened, Or just buy new ones?
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 10:30:57 pm »
Looks like it will work. Do you send the blades out to have them sharpened, Or just buy new ones?

I sharpen them myself. Nothing to it. :)
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 10:41:41 pm »
OK, so the first thing that you did was cut your legs off at the knees!   :o
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 10:47:24 pm »
Cool trimmer! I've been considering some of the Stihl battery equipment myself.  Dog looks a lil worried he gets trimmed next. :)
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 11:07:29 pm »
OK, so the first thing that you did was cut your legs off at the knees!   :o

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Thats what Paul said..... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 06:33:45 pm »
My guess was that you thought that being lower to the ground might keep the eagles from catching you?

Nice newtoy trimmer!

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 08:46:54 pm »
My guess was that you thought that being lower to the ground might keep the eagles from catching you?

Nice newtoy trimmer!

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And the feathers flew.  :D
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 09:39:03 pm »
  Are you getting the chainsaw with matching battery? I'd like a review or even better a demonstration (I can send directions).
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 09:41:18 pm »
  Are you getting the chainsaw with matching battery?

A battery powered chainsaw is not in my cards.  ;D
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 09:53:49 pm »
I wanted to look that trimmer up (bought a Toro cordless a few years ago and it was pure junk) and found this:

From Stihl recall:
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STIHL is recalling its HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers. The recall action concerns all hedge trimmers with a serial number smaller than 436535186; the serial number can be found on the hand guard of the hedge trimmer.  In rare cases dirt may enter the motor housing of these HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers and result in a switch malfunction. This may result in the hedge trimmer blade continuing after the switch has been released. As a result there is a risk of injury.

Owners of HSA 56 cordless hedge trimmers with a serial number smaller than 436535186 are asked to stop using their hedge trimmers and to contact their STIHL dealer. The STIHL dealer will examine them and modify the hedge trimmers concerned quickly and free of charge so that they will be available again for the 2017 gardening season. The batteries and chargers will not be replaced and can continue to be used. This recall action is a precautionary measure which STIHL is taking as a responsible manufacturer.

I like "quickly and free of charge".

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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 07:33:01 am »
Thought you had a relative come over headscratch
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 01:44:45 pm »
I was about to offer to sharpen it for you, but it looks like 7 and my Cat Claw don't do 7's. Oh well.
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2017, 11:16:01 pm »
Cool machine but....hedges are supposed to be trimmed?  Here in New Market, Alabama we just swing the tractor a little wider mowing the lawn and kiss them with the Bush Hog when they get unruly.  Only have to do it every couple of years to keep them under control. 
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2017, 07:57:33 am »
PatD was not at home so I trimmed our Azaleas with the electric chainsaw this year.  She was not happy but at least I will not have to trim them next year.  They are now starting to put out new growth and will bloom very nicely next Spring.
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 08:51:46 am »
Why does a goat need a hedge trimmer? I thought that new growth was real tender and tasty  ;D. good luck with it.
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 09:17:54 am »
PatD was not at home so I trimmed our Azaleas with the electric chainsaw this year.  She was not happy but at least I will not have to trim them next year.  They are now starting to put out new growth and will bloom very nicely next Spring.

There ya go, chainsaw or Bush Hog, sounds like we have the same approach to hedges...:D
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Re: MY NEW HEDGE TRIMMER
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 09:23:48 am »
Roundup or grazon next.

No mower or trimmers necessary and it will look like Fall. Everyone likes Fall right?

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2013 LT40SHE25 and 3 blade Baker edger,  WM 94 LT40 hd E15. Cut my sawing ''teeth'' on an EZ Boardwalk
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