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    sorry not sure why they come up so small

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    Hey chris you wont believe it but I just logged on to write about that power head. Its the 130r that will take the normal stihl kombi attachments . If my 2 stroke power head dies I would get the battery one for sure.

    On another note I have noticed that the stihl hla65 seems to cut thicker woody branches or stems with greater ease than the husky. Might have something to do with the lower stroke rate. I'm glad I have both machines.

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    Wonder if it will come to Australia. The reason why I'm not sure about the kombi is most attachments I would find annoying having to have a cord attached to machine especially hedge trimming etc
    but def a low cost option to enter battery gear if you have the attachments already

    I've been really abusing the HLA65 and starting to notice the lower blade speed.... I just bought a dremel to sharpen it and highly recommed that... easiest way and super quick
    It's like a brand new machine and honestly doesnt seem like it would even be better if the speed was faster

    The only reason I let it get so blunt was just the thought of sharpening manually, and just finding the time and effort... the dremel completely changes that and been cordless can even carry onboard if I want - wish I bought it ages ago!

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    Default Re: Stihl battery power

    how old is it Chris?




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    about 8 months old - it's hit a few bits of metal and gone through many branches that should be cut with loppers or chainsaw though lol
    (everything else was fine except the battered blades)
    actually saw your dremel sharpening video which is one of the reasons i got one... which stone do you find best for hedge trimmer blades... the smaller aluminum oxide cone or cylinders?

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    HSA 94T looks pretty bloody good..!! From the looks of that vid I reckon they might even be starting to come up into Pellenc territory...

    Batteries - I definitely prefer to use my tools with the standalone battery, but the backpack does take a fair chunk of weight out of the tool. Also if you are doing big jobs and want to get it done in one hit without having to stop, walk back to vehicle, change batteries, walk back to where you stopped work and go again... then backpack is a must. My biggest edging job takes me about 2.5-3.5 hours, would be so much longer if I had to stop and change batteries or refill petrol on that one!

    Also what Dremel sharpening video are you referring to Chris? I need to give mine a sharpen, was just going to file it but I do have a Dremel, I know that would be lots faster but just didn't want to take the straight edge off the blade.

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    I think it was linked from here somewhere.. unless i stumbled across it on youtube looking up hedge trimmer sharpening!

    Def give the Dremel a go Conrad... I used an orange conical shape stone.... worked great! seriously looks and works like brand new... they don't take much material off at all

    Someone once showed me blades that were sharpened by dealer and each tooth looked half as small as standard! is that normal??? looked sharp with factory angles but seems like could only sharpen a couple of times that way until there was nothing left of teeth lol

    The other option I'm thinking of with the batteries is to use that small stihl bag but have two handheld batteries connected with 2 separate cables - that way when one runs out just swap cable over??? just an idea anyway

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    Default Re: Stihl battery power

    l did this one a few years back

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkPUPUL7J2Y




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