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HS 81 R

This heavy-duty hedge trimmer is made for professionals looking for heavy pruning and rejuvenation performance.

HS 81 R
HS 81 R is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and powerful I have had this trimmer for 3 years now and feel comfortable rating it. It has great power and ergonomics. The rotating rear handle is very comfortable and easily adjusted to suit any cutting angle. I purchased the "R" model to use for cutting back large hedges to a more manageable size, as well as maintaining leafy shrubs. I find that it cuts well in both applications. It will zip through 1 1/4" limbs with ease, and I have no issue shaping leafy shrubs perfectly. The trimmer is well balanced with a 30" blade and is relatively fuel efficient, although the fuel tank is a tad small, which I see has been corrected in the 82R. It was on the pricier side of trimmers I had looked at, but certainly is worth the money if you have a volume and variety of trimming to do. I use the HP ultra oil and 93 octane ethanol free fuel, 1 pull start every time.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for tropic vegitation Living on a Caribbean island with a garden that has Bougainville, Faya Lobi, Jasmine, Wayaca, Oliander and many other plants, it has been proven to be a perfect tool to maintain the garden within a reasonable time. The Caribbean climate may be nice for tourists (it really is) but working in the garden under the sun can be something of a challenge. The machine works very efficient, fast and easy. Although after a couple of hours it gets heavy to handle but on the other hand if you look what others are doing by hand or other machines, I really prefer the HS 81R. The gearbox is sturdy and the anti-vibration works as it should, with all that said this machine is a perfect solution to trim the overgrown and the strong plants. Absolute reliable if handled with care and maintained as instructed. Most to all maintenance can be done by yourself if you have some technical experience, if not the manual will give good guidance. Otherwise the dealer will be more then happy to help you.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Professional Product You can not by better than this...I love everything Stihl.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for heavy brush I have several Stihl products, chain saws, blowers, and a trimmer, so I didn't hesitate to turn to Stihl when I needed a serious machine to trim back heavy overgrowth. We live in a rural area where multifloral roses, wild grape, and other nasties spread rapidly, and they had overspread one fence line by 10 feet or more. This trimmer cut back probably 75 feet in a little over an hour. It gets heavy after a while when you have to hold it away from your body (some of these things have wicked thorns), but weight means power and ruggedness, both good things.It ran very poorly when I got it home. The dealer supposedly set it up, but I could barely keep it running. I pulled out the manual and retuned the adjustment screws to their recommended factory settings, and it has run flawlessly since, just as all my other Stihl products have. I recommend this highly for heavy-duty trimming.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from leaves bushes too jagged this trimmer and the wide teeth butchered my hedges: juniper, elm and lilac leaving the end of the branches torn off and jagged
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts thicker hedges like butter. I have the 30" blade and it definitely cuts as advertised. I am not a professional landscaper, but the unit is easy to use. My hedges got out of control so I needed to radically trim them. I had a lot of branches that were 1/4 to 1/2+ inches thick. I supplemented the hedge trimmer with a manual pruner and a Lithium saw. As expected, the unit starts instantly.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product has great features I'VE HAD SEVERAL DIFFERENT TRIMMERS ,VERY SIMPLE… THE BEST
Date published: 2014-07-02
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