When you need to trim hedge limbs and branches above shoulder height, bring out the STIHL HL 45 extended reach hedge trimmer. With a 26” long shaft, topped with a you 20-inch double sided blade, you have excellent control and reach for tall or wide hedges.” blade is double-sided and features an integrated cutter guard, perfect for trimming tall or wide bushes and hedges.
|Blade length:||20 inches|
|Pole/shaft length:||26 inches|
Before renting a hedge trimmer, go down the hedge length with a manual "lopper," and cut back large or thick branches over 1/2 inch in diameter.
Read the operators' and safety manuals! Think about it -- you'll be operating a piece of power equipment that has slashing blades at the end of a pole. Take the time to understand how to operate the equipment safely.
Clear the area of fallen branches or clutter that could trip you up as you work.
DO: Establish a safety radius of at least 10 feet from your work area. This is a one-person tool, and the operator should be the only one in the vicinity while it is running.
DO; Wear safety equipment to protect your hands, eyes, ears and feet.
DON'T: Wear loose clothing that could catch on branches or the trimmer blades.
DO: Wear a particle mask or respirator -- dust, pollen and mold often go flying once you start trimming the hedge.
DON'T: Work on a ladder, or climb into a hedge or tree to get that last limb you can't reach. If you need to, get an extended pole trimmer with a longer reach, or consider hiring a professional for the high work.