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Newark Jim

Hedge trimmer for holly

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Hi all

I'm after a hedge trimmer to help tame our 100m x 3m of holly hedge. I've currently got a cheapy Screwfix pole cutter which works surprisingly well but there are areas where it's too unwieldy so need a handheld units as well.

We only cut the hedge once a year (at best)  by which time some of the shoots have grown to a decent thickness so am more interested in a machine that will have the grunt to get through it in preference to quality of cut.

Would like something a bit better than the Screwfix offering but ideally want to keep it under £200. Happy to go second hand but there are so many models from Stihl\Echo etc that I'm totally confused as to what one would suit best. 

So what would you guys recommend??

 

Thanks

 

 

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Sorry, just to clarify, only looking for a handheld trimmer at the moment -  the Screwfix pole cutter will get replaced when it eventually dies. (4 years of abuse and it's still going strong!)

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Hi all
I'm after a hedge trimmer to help tame our 100m x 3m of holly hedge. I've currently got a cheapy Screwfix pole cutter which works surprisingly well but there are areas where it's too unwieldy so need a handheld units as well.
We only cut the hedge once a year (at best)  by which time some of the shoots have grown to a decent thickness so am more interested in a machine that will have the grunt to get through it in preference to quality of cut.
Would like something a bit better than the Screwfix offering but ideally want to keep it under £200. Happy to go second hand but there are so many models from Stihl\Echo etc that I'm totally confused as to what one would suit best. 
So what would you guys recommend??
 
Thanks
 
 
I have a used pair of Stihl HS45 cutters up for sale...well maintained and in good working order. Lmk if you are interested and I can send pics/prices etc.

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1 hour ago, EricBradley said:

get a stihl hs45 you can get them new for around 220 quid

I agree I just bought a pair and they are good. Max twig size they will cut is about 8mm or so. 

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5 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

Those Honda 4-strokes were good machines, if a little heavy.  Are they still making them?

Don,t think they make em now Steve but they cut holly brilliant great tool

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