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I currently have a stihl hs86 with a 40inch bar, for rough cutting. I.e. not the fine blade.

stihl in their infinate wisdom no longer do a bar that length unless its for fine trimming.

I need to replace it, and was wondering if the husqvarna equivalent was worth a punt?

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Have you tried a 30" HS81R. Cuts on up and down strokes.

 

3 position handle for working 1) horizontal. 2) L to R. 3) R to L.

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Have you tried a 30" HS81R. Cuts on up and down strokes.

 

3 position handle for working 1) horizontal. 2) L to R. 3) R to L.

 

 

I've just bought the HS82 RC, it's the new one, 30" blades and it's brilliant.

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I prefer single sided cutting, with the handle on the cutter bar design. Plus, its only 30". Need to match 40 that im used to ideally.

 

 

Stihl do a single sided 40" cutter.

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Echo. Best hedgecutters, period.

 

 

Not for professional use, I bought a set of the long reach cutters after everyone blew on about how great they are and really they are not well made in the way stihl are. They are typical Chinese build quality. I wouldn't buy another set.

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Echo are Japanese hodge :confused: never had any but people rave about them, I do like stihl ones though.

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Ok Japanese, what ever it wherever they are from the build quality is pants. They are very flimsy, the on off buttons are a bit poor and so it the trigger. They are not designed for pro use in my opinion.

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Ok Japanese, what ever it wherever they are from the build quality is pants. They are very flimsy, the on off buttons are a bit poor and so it the trigger. They are not designed for pro use in my opinion.

 

What's different on the 82 hodge?

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