Echo Power head tools

dmullen(Southern CA)August 9, 2011

I have been looking for a hedge trimmer on a long shaft. Home Depot used to stock them but now, they are only available on line. In place of that, Home Depot has a Power Head that attaches to a hedge trimmer, pole saw, blower etc.

I could also use a pole saw to this appears to be an attractive option but I have never used one and am wondering if this would be better choice that separate tools.

Does anyone here have any advice on which one to buy?

Thanks

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ladylake(minnesota)

I just bought one with the tiller atachment, my wife loves it. Also got the pole saw for my birthday but haven't used it yet. Your local Echo dealer will have the same price as Home depot, you'll get better service there. Steve

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 5:36AM
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dmullen(Southern CA)

Steve

Thanks for the response. I will go to the dealers and see what they have to offer. I hadn't thought about the dealer having similar pricing. It seems like a cheaper option than buying each individual tool.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 1:58PM
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ladylake(minnesota)

I like that system, my dealer gave me $10 off on each piece, not much but better than nothing. Home depot was the same price as the dealer before he gave me $10 off, not to say they may go on sale at Home depot for less. Thw dealer set it up and mailed in the warrenty for me. Echo makes good products, no real cheezy homeowner junk. Steve

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 11:40PM
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dmullen(Southern CA)

I went to the Home Depot website today and found that they offer two engines on their powerhead. One is an 21++ CC and the other is 25+ CC and I don't know how much difference that would make in performance and handling. What size engines do you have?

Thanks

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 10:40PM
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ladylake(minnesota)

I bought the 21cc model as it wont get a lot of heavy use, the salesman said the only thing that used a lot of power is the power broom. Steve

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 9:14AM
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canzona_ix_netcom_com

I have used the Echo power head system since 2007, and it's a great system. I have the string trimmer, edger, brush cutter, articulated hedge trimmer, and pole pruner. I also have the 3-foot extension, which makes the pole pruner and hedge trimmer much more useful. I am a homeowner, not a landscape pro, and I appreciate having only one 2-cycle engine to maintain. The changeover is 1 or 2 minutes at most. The power head and the attachments hang on hooks in my shed, and take up much less space than separate machines would.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 12:30AM
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