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    Default Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    ALDI has these on sale tomorrow:

    http://www.aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_12694.htm

    AGR Machinery on eBay has these Baumr-AG ones:

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Precision...item20afe7a49e

    I don't have one and I need to get one so I can win a few more jobs and gradually I'll earn enough to afford a better one. I like the look of the AGR unit but it only has 3 months warranty whereas the ALDI unit has 12 months warranty.

    Has anyone had any experience with these cheapies?

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    The aldi one looks a lot like my Pope one not sure if it is the same with different sticker??? if it is it'll go alright.
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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    For that price don't even bother about a warranty. Use it and if it lasts your in front. If it carks it you have lost 150 quid. Big deal. Buy it and do a couple of jobs and build up your cash for a better model and then have this one as a backup
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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    Proly give one of these a run.
    I need a small (non pole) hedgecutter 4 confined areas.

    $149, ya pay ya money & ya takes ya chances .
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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    Quote Originally Posted by administrator
    The one from Belic Tools above for $185 looks identical to this one from Princess_Trade on eBay starting at $85 and they both look identical to the bigger 26cc one in my original post. Gotta love China....

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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG
    The one from Belic Tools above for $185 looks identical to this one from Princess_Trade on eBay starting at $85 and they both look identical to the bigger 26cc one in my original post. Gotta love China....
    You might like china now but half way thru a hedge and caput u mightnt like em so much. $200-$300 u will get a cheap Japanese one which will be 100% better.

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    You get what ya pay for.

    Does your local mower shop do interest free,lease, rent etc

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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    I bought a sanli pole pruner with a hedging attachment as well. Paid $499. It has more than paid for itself already and works on everything from diasma to conifers. May be a tad heavy and doesn't have as much grunt as I'd like but it gets the job done.

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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    Have a look at Makita as well. They have Robin engines my mate has one and loves it. I've got a Makita 4 stroke leaf blower and 4 stroke brushcutter - so far so good. ( Makita Hedge trimmers are 2 stroke)

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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    Quote Originally Posted by MowerRob
    You might like china now but half way thru a hedge and caput u mightnt like em so much. $200-$300 u will get a cheap Japanese one which will be 100% better.

    Old adage

    You get what ya pay for.

    Does your local mower shop do interest free,lease, rent etc
    My comment re China was very tongue-in-cheek . But I understand totally what you are saying. Might talk to a couple of the local mower shops in the morning about what they can do.

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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    both the belic and the ebay hedge trimmers appear to only have single reciprocating blades whereas i believe the aldi has double reciprocating blades remember aldi also have a very good returns policy
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    The AGR ebay one has single blade and it doesnt open far enough to cut anything. total waste of time. I have one in a box in the garage with about 5 minutes use on it. It is for very fine material and even then doesn't cut well.

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    AGR stuff is real cheap and nasty, go with the Aldi.

    I am.

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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    This type of cheap cheap stuff is everywhere the market is being flooded buy 2 have one for spares still great value whereever you but it from .

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    Default Re: Cheap Petrol Hedge Trimmers

    Keep buying the Chinese garbage, and you won't have a dealer to buy the good stuff from when it breaks down.

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