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Old 07-28-2010, 12:03 AM
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Nice. Did you do the hedge job yet? Another tip don't forget to figure in fuel as well. Whether you put it on your quote or not is up to you. I don't, but always figure it in on big jobs and usually just add it to my labor charge.
No hedges yet - I was doing a handyman job that took the better part of the day and it was too late to get prices for "dumping" from anyone. I did get a rental price list from home depot, though I haven't had time to look at it.

Picked up a (don't laugh) Craftsman gas hedge trimmer tonight. It should handle that big hedge job with ease. Gonna use it in the morning on a massive "shrub" at a neighbor's house. Will get "real" tools when I can.
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O wow man, a craftsman hedge trimmer to do a chainsaws work!?!?!?!?

I will be honest i have never trimmed hedges with a hedge trimmer, unless you count my Stihl 260 Magnum as a hedge trimmer, but honestly i havent trimmed any so to say shaping them, but i have trimmed them like your doing, cutting them and i use a sharp chainsaw.

Maybe a hedge trimmer can lop off 2 inch hedge stalks, i dont know cause i havent used one "yet" let me know how it works please.
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O wow man, a craftsman hedge trimmer to do a chainsaws work!?!?!?!?

I will be honest i have never trimmed hedges with a hedge trimmer, unless you count my Stihl 260 Magnum as a hedge trimmer, but honestly i havent trimmed any so to say shaping them, but i have trimmed them like your doing, cutting them and i use a sharp chainsaw.

Maybe a hedge trimmer can lop off 2 inch hedge stalks, i dont know cause i havent used one "yet" let me know how it works please.
It should be fine. (for this job anyway) Will cut 3/4". Those hedges aren't very thick at all and the ones along the street are so thin I could buzz them off with my cordless Black and Decker trimmer.

I priced an Echo trimmer that cuts up to 1", but at $300, it's going to have to wait. I can either sell this one later, or keep it as a backup when I get better equipment. If I had time to look, I would have picked up something used.
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It should be fine. (for this job anyway) Will cut 3/4". Those hedges aren't very thick at all and the ones along the street are so thin I could buzz them off with my cordless Black and Decker trimmer.

I priced an Echo trimmer that cuts up to 1", but at $300, it's going to have to wait. I can either sell this one later, or keep it as a backup when I get better equipment. If I had time to look, I would have picked up something used.
I use a Echo gas powered trimmer the HC-150C and it is fantastic. And is probably the one you are looking at. I wouldn't knock craftsman. I've had a craftsman 16" chainsaw that is 10 years old and it still runs like a bat out of hell, except doing a huge tree job a few weekends ago my climber made a wrong cut and had to sacrifice the saw(only bent the bar). So I am going to retire it and go buy me a nice big Husky 455.
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Didn't get the hedge trimming job.

My highest quote was $250 (I had it broken down three ways - chipping/hauling away the debris)

Someone gave them a trimmer.
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Didn't get the hedge trimming job.

My highest quote was $250 (I had it broken down three ways - chipping/hauling away the debris)

Someone gave them a trimmer.
I had a few jobs lost like that. I am starting now working on a newsletter and an ad for the fall so I can start to get people lined up ahead of time.
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I use a Echo gas powered trimmer the HC-150C and it is fantastic. And is probably the one you are looking at. I wouldn't knock craftsman. I've had a craftsman 16" chainsaw that is 10 years old and it still runs like a bat out of hell, except doing a huge tree job a few weekends ago my climber made a wrong cut and had to sacrifice the saw(only bent the bar). So I am going to retire it and go buy me a nice big Husky 455.
My local dealer recommended a Tanaka Hedge trimmer over the Redmax which I tend to favor. We had it out on a few jobs it works well, it ought to at $300. Im in the market for a chainsaw now too. I don't do any larger jobs but I have a McCullough I have been using thats about 8 years old and still runs fine. Its only 14 inch, Im looking at the Redmax 18 inch, which I can pick up for $259. We bought a Huskavarna a few weeks ago and I really didn't care for the little plastic wheel you had to use to tighten the chain. I took it back. Whats funny is they own Redmax now, you would think they would just take all the Redmax designs and apply them to their equipment.
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My local dealer recommended a Tanaka Hedge trimmer over the Redmax which I tend to favor. We had it out on a few jobs it works well, it ought to at $300. Im in the market for a chainsaw now too. I don't do any larger jobs but I have a McCullough I have been using thats about 8 years old and still runs fine. Its only 14 inch, Im looking at the Redmax 18 inch, which I can pick up for $259. We bought a Huskavarna a few weeks ago and I really didn't care for the little plastic wheel you had to use to tighten the chain. I took it back. Whats funny is they own Redmax now, you would think they would just take all the Redmax designs and apply them to their equipment.
Was it the husky/poulon line?
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Was it the husky/poulon line?
It was box store crap, but not much less than the RedMax and smaller.
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