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Professional Hedge Trimmers

Perform quality trimming around the yard

STIHL hedge trimmers for professionals are in an entirely different league of...
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.
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  1. 2 years ago
    Wish I had purchased this years ago !
    After so many years of struggling with a "residential" grade hedge trimmer, the HS 82R has made this chore so much easier and looks better. The rotating handle was a huge help in getting in a few tight spots too. Though this may be more expensive than what could be purchased at a Big Box store for a typical homeowner, I directly see the benefit of spending the extra money and having a MUCH better tool. Wow,...looks great, works great and got through the job much faster. There are so many Pro's ... read more to this unit. The only Con was that it was heavier than the residential grade hedge trimmer that I had used for years but this is not a deal breaker. My suggestions,...Buy it. You won't be sorry.
  2. 11 months ago
    This hedge trimmer is nicely balanced and easy starting.
    I used this hedge trimmer for probably 6 hrs. Straight and did not feel cumbersome or unmanageable. It was nicely balanced and easy to start everytime, hot or cold. The twistable handle made the machine very comfortable in any position. It is probably the best trimmer I have used to date and would buy again if the need arouse.
  3. 3 years ago
    If you cut hedges alot this is the one you want
    Had the 80,this one is lighter more powerfull and runs longer on a tank of gas.Great tool
  1. 2 years 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.
  2. 11 months ago
    Awesome hedge trimmers
    Used them for the 2nd weekend in a row. What a difference from box store junk! Easy to start not to heavy well balanced. Worth every penny. The power is awesome. Recently added these to my Stihl collection even though I will only use these 2 or 3 times a year I feel they are very well built and will last a long time. Thank you Stihl for another awesome product
  3. 1 month ago
    Great Trimmer
    It starts easy and has lots of power to cut through most any shrub. I've bought a spare trimming 30 inch bar for it. Not to heavy and easy to use.
  1. 4 months ago
    Buy it. Simple
    If you're on the fence, don't be. 1) Its Stihl, 2) Its Stihl. I just got back home with these and couldn't wait to test them out. Glad I didn't. This is my new favorite tool. The cut was smooth and the machine isn't too heavy for me personally because I was able to keep my normal sway without fatiguing too quickly. If you have other branded trimmers and you purchase these, you won't have the other brand for long.
  2. 9 months ago
    first day of using the tool felt like I've had it forever
    Great trimmers love the reach on them as comfortable as any other still tool reliable handy to have ive used them to cut grass Hedges bushes and I've used them to Bush Hog areas with them. Also great for trimming low-hanging limbs
  3. 4 months ago
    Excellent Stihl quality.
    Nice extended reach. Light weight. Good balance. Starts easily.
  1. 1 month ago
    HS87R Great hedge trimmer
    I had a 28 inch electric prior to purchasing this outstanding trimmer. What took me 3 or 4 hours to trim is now completed in less than an hour, without having to use manual trimmers and cutters on large branches. Great product, easy to start. I should have bought one long ago.
  2. 5 months ago
    Reliable & powerful
    I bought the 87R because I moved onto some new property and need to clear brush growing over and through the fences along the property line. I picked the R model because it is described has having extra torque for cutting thicker vegetation. This machine does not disappoint! It starts easily and the controls are very ergonomic--even though I am left-handed and this machine is built for a right-handed person I find it very comfortable to use. It has plenty of power. It easily cuts through ... read more yaupon, blackberry, brambles, and other misc brush up through 1/2" thick with the engine at partial throttle! I'm sure it has the power to cut thicker brush, I just haven't encountered it yet. When trimming along the fenceline I like the fact that I can concentrate on making sure I don't strike the fence, and otherwise just let the machine do its thing. I don't have to worry about bogging it down or taking too heavy of a cut--it just cuts whatever gets in front of it. The anti-vibe system on this machine is also fantastic. It feels very smooth to run with minimal vibration transferred back to the user. That was something I didn't really think about when I bought the unit but I noticed it right away when I first ran it. This trimmer is not cheap, but I learned years ago that professional quality power equipment is worth every penny. Instead of buying homeowner gear over and over again because it is impractical if not impossible to repair, buy pro gear ONCE and save a lot of money in the long run. Not to mention you can enjoy the increase in productivity at the same time.
  3. 1 year ago
    This Stihl Is as strong as steel
    This is my first Stihl and also my first single sided hedge trimmer. The first thing I notice the handles a farther apart and when holding the unit it feel a lot lighter and it's a lot more maneuverable and since my hand is not in front of the engine like on the double sided blade unit I can see better. Another thing is on the fist job I had to trim this long hedge that was chest height when I was dome I noticed that I was feeling fatigue on my arms and not my arms and my back like I normally ... read more do. Performance wise Stihl spec says this thing is geared for TORQUE to cut overgrown hedges let me tell you I was cutting this over grown bougainvillea that I was taking like a foot in other places even more the branches were 1/2 inch tick and this thing cut it like it was nothing and I was holding the throttle about 20% this is a torque monster I have cut 1" tick overgrown hedges no problem with this thing 20% throttle or less is all I need. I you have to cut overgrown hedges this is the machine for you!
  1. 5 months ago
    Reliable, easy starting, pro hedger.
    I bought this hedger a few years back and used it for a short period and sadly they got stolen. I was recently contacted by my local lawn mower shop where I originally purchased the unit that someone brought a hedger in that they had found and because it had the business label sticker where it was originally purchased they brought it there hoping to find the owner. When I arrived to see it it was used quite a bit :( I then told him to service it and get it back in good working order. Now here we ... read more are 2 weeks later and I got my hs56 back and couldn’t be happier. This is an amazing unit it’s lightweight powerful and very well balanced! I’m so blessed to get my stolen unit back thanks stihl for your professional serial number I’d system. That allows the dealer to register the unit to customer I have got my tool back. 5 stars thanks Pauli’s lawn equipment!
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Very good quality
    The trimmer is perfect for all of the shrubs and hedges in my yard.
  3. 5 months ago
    Plenty of power and easy to start
    This is an awesome machine. What use to take hours with a small electric trimmer can now be completed in minutes. The clean up is now the hardest part of the job; trimming the hedges is easy and they look great!
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