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Professional Hedge Trimmers

Professional Hedge Trimmers

STIHL hedge trimmers for professionals are in an entirely different league of performance and dependability. When you spend every day trimming hedges of all shapes and sizes, having the right trimmer is not a luxury – it’s a requirement. Our professional line of handheld and extended-reach hedge trimmers are made to start fast and cut faster. They feature anti-vibration technology, ergonomic handles and hardened, precision-ground blades that love those leafy greens. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, K = shorter shaft length, R = blade for heavy pruning, and T = blade for trimming and shaping.

And since each professional has different cutting needs, our hedge trimmers cover the gamut – offering quality trimming performance in a wide range of shaft lengths as well as fixed or adjustable cutting heads. Our professional hedge trimmers are also available in electric and battery-powered models, ideal for trimming in densely populated or noise-sensitive areas. Electric and battery-powered hedge trimmers are not only easy to start and maintain, they’re environmentally responsible and can help you save on fuel costs. No matter which STIHL hedge trimmers you end up with, you can rest assured they’ll deliver a well-rounded performance when you make your trimming rounds.
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight Fuel Capacity
HL 90 K (0°) 28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.) 0.95 kW (1.27 bhp) 5.7 kg (13.01 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HL 100 (135º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.9 kg (15.3 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HL 100 K (0º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.0 kg (13.2 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HL 100 K (135º) 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 6.4 kg (14.8 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
HS 56 C-E 21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.) 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp) 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.) 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
HS 81 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
370 cc (12.5 oz.)
HS 82 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.7 kg (12.6 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 86 R 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) HS 86 R with 30" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 87 R
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22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 81 T 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs.)
370 cc (12.5 oz.)
HS 82 T 27 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 24" blade: 5.1 kg (11.2 lbs.)
With 30" blade: 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 86 T 22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.94 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 40" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
HS 87 T
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22.7 cc (1.4 cu. in.) 0.7 kW (0.90 bhp) With 30" blade: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
With 40" blade: 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
460 cc (15.6 oz.)
  1. 2 years ago
    Plenty of Power!
    I recently purchased my first gas powered hedge trimmer and is was well worth it! Cut my trimming time in about half because I was not worried about cutting my power cord in half. Plenty of power to over come my 15 year shrubs. Well worth it!
  2. 1 year ago
    I bought this four years ago and it is Great!
    Although I was reluctant to replace my third homelite with a Stihl because I was paying for quality I am over-the-top impressed. This is so much better for all trimming than a standard size trimmer. It screams and I love using it. It's like the car that you love to drive, you just can't get enough of this machine. Do not hesitate, you will love it and no longer need to replace cheap equipment because this is built to last.
  3. 2 weeks ago
    This is truly a great hedge trimmer.
    I have owned several hedge trimmers in my past. All of them were a extreme pain to CRANK and to keep running and to keep out of the repair shop. The hedges at my home are very tall and large,the branches are an average of 1 inch thick and the HL 90 K cuts through them like soft butter. The extended shaft makes the work safer and faster to do especially when you work from a ladder. I own several pieces of out door power equipment which I am changing over to STIHL products, for 3-great reasons. ... read more 1-Dependability 2-Reliably 3-MADE IN THE USA!!!!!!! Thanks STIHL for the great equipment and all that you do!!!!
  1. 2 years ago
    Another Professional grade that is perfect for homeowner.
    This is my third Stihl product purchased in the past 18 months. I've gone with professional grade products even though they all get homeowner use. This trimmer is perfect balance between the two, powerful though not too big. Starts everytime with minimal effort. It's not as loud as I originally thought. I found on average of an hour each use with no fatigue at all. Easily handles the typical pruning jobs, and can tackle some of the tougher ones that would normally require a set of ... read more loppers. Requires a minimal amount of maintenance
  2. 2 years ago
    Best I've ever used!
    I had read some spotty reviews about the engine, but took a chance when I realized the machine with the best reviews had the same motor. I runs great! Easy, reliable start, cold or hot, it cuts like nothing I have ever owned! I have overgrown hedges and oleanders . The thicker branches (1"+) take a little longer, but it goes thru cleanly. The only thing I didn't appreciate was when cutting high, the exhaust blows right in my face, but its not Stihl's fault I let the plants grow so high.
  3. 3 years ago
    Excellent
    Having used several different hedge trimmers which cost a fraction of what this did I was never pleased with the results. This trimmer has made the investment worthwhile. I will never buy cheap again this starts every time and will cut anything I can get between the teeth. Great overall product with no major complaints. I only wish it had a higher neck on the gas tank so I could get it all the way full without having to negotiate around the handle and tilting the machine.
  1. 5 days ago
    Best on the market
    Smooth cutting with perfect results. Exactly what I expect from a Stihl.
  2. 3 months ago
    Should have bought this years ago
    I love this trimmer. I haven't had this more than two days, so my dependability rating is purely a guess, based on my other, older Stihl equipment (FS 85 trimmer and 036 Pro chainsaw). I don't make money at this job, but I do have to cut about 200' total of hedges with parts over 6’ tall, twice a week in the springtime, then tapering to every 2 weeks as the summer heat picks up and the growth slows. After 18 years learning the Zen of keeping these straight and sharp, I'll call myself an ... read more expert. I bought this HS 82 T to supplement my FS 85 which has an adjustable angle trimmer on the end of a 5’ rod. That FS 85 has been great for the last 15 years, but I've grown tired of swinging the relatively short trimmer on the end of the long and heavy stick. I would've tried the 40" 87 T if it came in double-sided, but my hedge type only does well when I swing the cut in both directions to keep the branches only pointing outward not vertical, and I didn't want to walk twice up and down their lengths. This also looked better than the 87 T to flip upside down and use above my head. For my job, this trimmer is fantastic. It has a lightweight aluminum stiffener along the length of the bar that's not too tall to get in the way. Mine didn't come with the nifty semi-circle protector at the tip as in the picture, but my FS 85 didn't have one either, and I haven't had a problem from the occasional ding onto the sidewalk. The exhaust being ported toward away from me and toward the cutter is more than welcome. It’s a much quieter running machine than the FS85, with none of its “ding ding ding” of the centrifugal clutch. The weight on this felt much lighter than the similar trimmer from another brand that I tried. They’re nearly the same dry weight on paper, but for me it's not about total weight, it's about the balance. I need to swing the trimmer a zillion times, and for that this trimmer is a dream, beating the other hands down. One thing that surprised me is that I also really like the rotating trigger handle. At first I thought it too gimmicky, but it really is easier to use the trimmer when the handle is oriented right. I especially like putting it sideways, then the trimmer feels more like it’s in chainsaw mode. Very comfy. I hope I don’t wear out the mechanism, as the plastic-on-plastic swivel handle is the one thing I’m a little worried about for long-term durability. The vibration isolation works very well. I didn’t come in after work with my fingers still vibrating from gripping the trimmer for hours, as always happens with using my FS 85. I’d even tried special gloves to reduce the nerve damage, but their thick foam made the work harder. With the HS 82 I got no such problem, and was only wearing regular leather work gloves. With the weighted fuel filter, the trimmer works great in any orientation -- sideways, pointed up or down, and upside down while over my head. I had no fuel feed problems, and speaking of fuel, it seems to be fairly fuel efficient too, which is nice. In summary, the specs of this trimmer met the specs for my task, and the rest of the features have made me very happy to use this fantastic tool.
  3. 10 months ago
    professional hedge trimmers
    Amazing product moved up from the hs 45 the hs 82t has more power no vibration and the exhaust is channeled to the front of the trimmer away from the operator. Rotating rear handle is great for long hedges. Overall the best trimmer on the market today well thought out features perfect for the professional.
  1. 3 years ago
    Proud Sthil Owner
    Fed up with bringing huge ladders on the job. Very productive, safe operation, compact design. Saves your back on long runs on tall shrubs. Only two things that i dislike on the unit, If you are right handed you have to be on the right side of the engin or you face the carb down which will cause the machine to stall. Also vary suprised how heavy the cutting head is compared to the engine, it semes that the balance is off. only had it for a month so i can not give the most detal info on the ... read more product. But so far i am vary impressed.
  2. 3 years ago
    FIrst rate in every way.
    This is so well balanced, you can work with it for hours at a time. It has great power, and cuts through surprisingly thick branches. I am so glad my local Stihl dealer recommended this to trim my long rows of high hedges I've had mine three years, and it still starts first pull every time. It accepts the HT chainsaw head, so that in under two minutes I can convert it to an extended pole saw capable of cutting 10 inch branches like butter. For me, the extended length makes it "better" than the ... read more kombi system for trimming and branch cutting.
  3. 4 years ago
    very good unit
    very good machine with a lot of power. The 4-mix engine is very powerfull. I have done a few hedges with it and they all look good and the branches are cut and not torn.
  1. 2 years ago
    great trimmer
    ive had many trimmers in my career but this by far is the best one great power and reliability. a littlemore expensive than others but definitle worth it. highly recommended to any professional who needs a good commercial grade trimmer. a little on the heavy side but thats it.
  2. 3 years ago
    The quality of this product really shows
    I have been using this new trimmer for a while now and I am really impressed with the overall quality of the product. This trimmer cuts through some large branches as well allowing for trimming of new areas as well as just upkeep on hedges. The large fuel tank allows for work to continue without constant refueling. I would recommend this product for anyone who does a decent amount of trimming. it is a little more expensive than some of the home store models but it seems like it will pay off in ... read more the long run. The only draw back is it is a somewhat heavy machine so may not be an ideal choice if you are concerned with weight.
  3. 2 years ago
    Superior Professional Product
    You can not by better than this...I love everything Stihl.
  1. 3 years ago
    This product has great features
    This equipment is perfect for the hard to reach places. Very easy to use and the adjustable angles of the blade is very convenient.
  2. 3 years ago
    the best hedge trimmer i have ever used/owned
    light, nimble, easy to handle for long periods of time you can take an entire tree down with this hedge trimmer branches, limbs, vines, thick grass this machine does it all
  3. 4 weeks ago
    You get what you pay for
    Excellent power, nice reach, really easy to use. Some might complain about the weight, but it's not a problem. I also love how the blades fold in for easy storage. I'm also only using pre mixed 50:1 fuel, since it has no ethanol.
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