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#944220 - 09/03/18 07:26 AM Re: Extended Reach Hedge Trimmers [Re: kodak_jack]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4862
Loc: harvard, il.
When I googled your toy, IIRC, you can use
heavy blades vs. plastic line.

I use something like this.
I have cut up to 1" tree branches w/them.
With a pole extension, might get close to not using a ladder.

I, too, have been looking at battery operated toys,
but my fear is the eventual replacement of batteries.
Knock wood, my 2-stroke toy has given me decent service.

HTH...good luck...notnew...
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#944222 - 09/03/18 07:35 AM Re: Extended Reach Hedge Trimmers [Re: notnew2diy]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 52791
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By notnew2diy

I, too, have been looking at battery operated toys,
but my fear is the eventual replacement of batteries.
Knock wood, my 2-stroke toy has given me decent service.


A fear of mine as well. As an aside, I've been buying battery lawn care items that use the same battery as my "hand tools" stuff. DeWalt hedge trimmer for example, uses the same battery as my drills...

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#944226 - 09/03/18 09:16 AM Re: Extended Reach Hedge Trimmers [Re: CabinConnection]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4862
Loc: harvard, il.
Originally Posted By CabinConnection
Originally Posted By notnew2diy

I, too, have been looking at battery operated toys,
but my fear is the eventual replacement of batteries.
Knock wood, my 2-stroke toy has given me decent service.


A fear of mine as well. As an aside, I've been buying battery lawn care items that use the same battery as my "hand tools" stuff. DeWalt hedge trimmer for example, uses the same battery as my drills...


Im a Milwaukee M18 guy. The batt op lawn care toys they have do not fit my needs. Yea, they've gotta hedge trimmer, but back to the OP, no extended reach.
That brings me back to Stihl. Last I looked, they wanted couple hundred for a hedge trimmer. For the little I'd use it(once per year), hard to justify the purchase.

Have fun...notnew...
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#944227 - 09/03/18 09:18 AM Re: Extended Reach Hedge Trimmers [Re: notnew2diy]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 52791
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By notnew2diy
For the little I'd use it(once per year), hard to justify the purchase.

Have fun...notnew...

Rent... wink

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#944259 - 09/03/18 08:04 PM Re: Extended Reach Hedge Trimmers [Re: notnew2diy]
kodak_jack Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/24/03
Posts: 4768
Loc: Rochester,NY
Originally Posted By notnew2diy
When I googled your toy, IIRC, you can use
heavy blades vs. plastic line.

I use something like this.
I have cut up to 1" tree branches w/them.
With a pole extension, might get close to not using a ladder.

I, too, have been looking at battery operated toys,
but my fear is the eventual replacement of batteries.
Knock wood, my 2-stroke toy has given me decent service.

HTH...good luck...notnew...


That's a pretty good idea!! I got sick of the bump feed line trimmer, so, I bought the attachment that takes two straight pieces of string cut to about 18"
https://www.troybilt.com/equipment/troyb...ent-41ajxl-c902

I have a carpenter's apron that I have pre-cut lengths of string in. When one gets short, I pop it out and a new one in. No more bumpin'.
They make another attachment that has your kind of head at the end:
https://www.troybilt.com/equipment/troyb...ent-41ajbc-C902

Instead of buying that $70 attachment, though, I should be able to just put the brush cutter head on in place of the bump head that came with my trimmer originally. Something worth considering. Thanks.

Update:
I did some more research and found a Catch 22:
If you get a hedge trimmer attachment for a Troy-Bilt = Trimmer-Plus, it is no longer than a normal hedge trimmer. If you want the trimmer to be out there further, you have to have an extension shaft, which I believe only comes with the pole saw. So, you need to buy both the hedge trimmer and the pole saw. Then, the reach is out there at around 5 to 6ft, which in my case, is what I'm looking for.


Edited by kodak_jack (09/05/18 07:52 PM)

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