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Old 11-13-2012, 08:16 PM
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Update: (again)

These cheap, "piece of crap" attachments were without question, money well-spent.

Over the last week alone I used the hedge trimmer attachment, the tiller, and the pole pruner/saw.

I had to cut down a dozen clusters of ornamental grasses and about twenty large hostas. I'd NEVER want to run pricey, commercial hedge trimmers along the ground where they could be damaged by hitting rocks and/or other hidden dangers. Screw that - I'll use my $40 trimmer! It worked perfectly - I didn't even have to get down on the ground - just set the attachment at an angle and cut the grasses from the standing position.

I used the tiller attachment to turn over a small garden and it worked great. It would never turn over hard soil, but it works great in an established bed - Much faster than using a shovel.

The pole pruner got a workout today cutting down an overgrown row of shrubbery/rose of Sharon bushes. Some were simply too thick to cut with loppers and I had about fifty feet of it to cut, so I just used the "chain saw on a stick".
Since the powerhead is a 4 cycle, I attached the pole pruner so that the saw was "sideways", that way the engine remained upright while I did most of the cutting, keeping the oil flowing to the internals properly.

As I've mentioned, these will not hold up to heavy use, but for all the more I've needed them, they have been a great help.
The biggest weakness in any of them is the connection points - some of the hardware has fallen off (I located and replaced it) and the shafts inside tend to want to slide out if you don't keep the protective end cap (included for shipping) on when not in use.

I keep every piece in the back of the truck at all times (except the tiller) and have never regretted buying any of it.

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