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HL 45 (0°)

An extended reach hedge trimmer for homeowners that is well balanced and feature rich.

HL 45 (0°)
Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 16reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Will not stay running if on an angle This is one of the hardest starting pieces of equipment I have ever owned. If stored vertically it will not start. It has to lay flat for several minutes first. Then when using on sculptured round bushes, when it is held vertically to cut the sides when in tight spaces, the engine sputters and dies. If it lies flat for several minutes it will start and then the cycle starts over again. The Stihl shop cannot find anything wrong with it but they ran two tanks with it in a horizontal position. They told me their experience is these will not run unless held flat. Their personal ones sputter and die if run in a vertical (upside down) position, which is needed in tight spaces. It is very frustrating considering the cost of the unit. Also the repair department told me to use 93 Octane fuel which has not made a difference, even with Ethanol free fuel. There has to be a carb problem with this trimmer. My Stihl edger is very reliable but I wish I had another brand of hedge trimmer. April 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Expected More from a "Stihl" This was a gift for Father's Day last year. I noticed when I first started it that it was a having a difficult time accelerating to top speed. Once it ran for several minutes it was fine, but would not idle properly and sometimes died becoming difficult to almost impossible to start. This spring I tried to start it back up using fresh gas/oil mix (premixed with no ethanol). would not keep running, and then when I did get it to run it was sporatic in the way it ran and would not maintain rpm's. Checked the pulg, regapped it. Removed the carberator and cleaned it. reassembled and tried to start and it ran for 15 seconds and died and am unable to get it started. I have a homelite trimmer, homelite chain saw, a husqavarna chain saw, weed eater edger, honda pressure washer, honda powered log splitter, snapper push mower, snapper riding mower, cub cadet zero turn that ALL start up on the first or second try and run perfect EVERY time. I have friends who are continually taking their "Stihl" to the shop because they can't get it started, or for "maintenance". Gimme a break. I'm going to get this running, and hope it runs long enough to sell on craigslist. Save yourself some frustration and stay away from this product. March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent hedge trimmer Received the Stihl HL 45 for Father's Day about eight years ago. Couldn't ask for a better hedge trimmer. Easy to start and cuts hedge branches (up to 1/2") with ease and comfort. I personally maintain three homes (2.5 acres, 5.37 acres, and 1/2 acre) with this unit. All homes have intensive hedges and as long as you maintain this trimmer it will last a lifetime. Have only had to replace carburetor one time in all the years of owning. Key components to keep it working correctly is to maintain per Stihl's recommendations. June 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Always Been Hard to Start....Now it won't Start Bought brand new.....Ethanol free gas used...Stihl oil mix....Was tough to get started and now after 2 years it does'nt start at all.....Big disappointment...Would Not buy again April 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Only ran 5 minutes The product was great for about 10 minutes until the throttle trigger assembly broke. Took back and received another one that was a pain to start. I have several Stihl products and this hedge trimmer is just a let down. March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect occasional use trimmer i currently have about 20 Stihl products and love them all and this is another one that's great. All the negative comments I've read seem to be from people who don't have an awesome dealer like I do or they don't properly maintain their tools sure there is good and bad in all but best thing is always have good relationship with your dealer January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by the right length for my hedge My trimmer is 6 years old. I purchased it new and was instructed by my dealer on maintenance and starting. It starts easily and runs fine . I always shake the unit to mix gas before I start it and before I add gas. I spray the blades with WD40 after every use. It is a great product and if used and maintained properly will give you excellent service. Every bad report I read indicated old fuel not mixed properly. January 12, 2015
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