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I have been buying these HS45's for 10 years without complaint because they are cheap and do the small hedges I have on the book well. I have never had a problem until I ran one on old 91 octane fuel. It produced a gum in the tank that I was eventually able to flush out, but beware!!! Only run small engines on 95 or 98, and NEVER on ethanol fuel.. Ethanol will kill them outright and 91 is rubbish fuel full of contaminants.
To read the many negative reviews here where the hedger failed after an hours' operation, if they are true reviews... ...makes me think they used a dodgy fuel. In today's world people are not used to thinking for themselves and just assume because a servo sells 91 and ethanol fuel that it must be good for all uses. Go and ask at a servo, I did. They will produce a pamphlet from under the counter warning you what not to use cheap fuel in.
Purchased in June 2018 at Corinda mowers brisbane.
Good no frills trimmer
After returning a Ryobi Easy Start petrol trimmer to Bunnings because it wouldn't restart after its initial short run and the Bunnings staff couldn't care less, it was a relief to cross the road to the Stihl shop where the owner filled the tank of an HS 45 600 trimmer with fuel and on the second pull of the cord it sprang into life. This was repeated several times before I was convinced to buy and has continued in the months of use since I have owned it.
On the one time I got the Ryobi to operate it was quieter than the Stihl, appeared to ha...
Purchased in September 2020 for $349.00.
Brought Stihl HS45-600 Petrol Hedge Trimmer
Works perfect if you know how to work it
I looked on YouTube and starts work and cuts good
Nice machine and happy with it
5 stars from me
Purchased in September 2020 at GYC for $249.00.
Has not let me down
Bought the HS45 600mm in early 2012 and is serving me well today and easy to start.This review is purely for that year model because since then quality standards may have changed i.e. outsourced parts. Maintenance is critical in all aspects and I use cheap no name Canola Oil in spray can for lubricating and keeping blades clean. The exhaust filter needs to be kept clean so the machine breathes at both ends. We live on small acreage with over 130 metres of 2 metre high hedge that is 2-2.5 metres wide and I have given this machine hell with onl...y one sharpen and it just keeps going. I knew nothing about Stihl or Husky's but was told by previous owner not to get cheap hedge trimmers due to weight. I just happen to be in right place right time for Stihl purchase . Could have been same for Husky. By the way I never let any machine run out of fuel.as microscopic crap could block carburettor..
Purchased in March 2012 for $400.00.
The best hedge trimmer for it size
I am using the hs45 for 3 years starts on first some days I use 3 to 4 tanks of fuel couple of hours with no problem any machine if you look good after it will last longer an no problems at all Same with this Stihl hs 45 I will never change on different brand Stihl is Stihl n.1
Purchased in March 2017 at Stihl Dealer for $300.00.
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AVOID. No better than the throw away crap Bunnings sell.
Does a great job for the first few hours but then what should be a minor tune up requires a $250 carby replacement. No better than the throw away crap Bunnings sell at a third of the price and with 3 year warranty.
Purchased in March 2019 at Stihl Dealer.
hard to start
I own several garden machinery items and recently purchased a Stihl H545-600mm hedge trimmer. It's a shocker to start and I'm sorry I purchased it as I tossed up between this and a Husqvarna, which was more expensive. It's ok when it get going, it's disappointing to say the least.
Purchased in August 2019.
We use this in a council run gardens..gets a lot of use . Runs well, economical, gets the job done. Easily as good as the echo hedgers.comfortable to hold. No vibration
Good machine - if you can get it to run.
Bought it after having used Stihl chainsaws and brush cutters for years without any dramas. Very disappointed with difficulty in starting it - should be a piece of cake for such a small motor. Nothing worse than getting all tooled up to trim the garden and the thing won't start, or starts and then stops, or won't start after a fuel refill. Dealer told me it was because the fuel gums up the carby if it is not used for a while, but the brush cutter starts easily after the same period. Once it's going, it does the job fine - plenty of power.
Purchased in January 2017.
Absolute lemon. I've always brought Stihl, but this and my last chainsaw are shockers.Avoid the blisters and locking up of the blades on a tinny hedge. Not like the old Stihl products ! New gas mixture as the dealership recommended didn't make a difference. It will eventually run and work for 5min then it's all over.
Stihl HS 45 600
Have used the HS 45-600 commercially, without any issues. Don't forget to lubricate the blades with WD-40 before and after use. If you have the extra money or need something with less vibration output then look at the HS46 which offers significantly lower vibration.
Available in two blade lengths; 45cm/18" or 60cm/24".
Delivered this morning. Started and ran for around about five seconds. Refused determinedly ever to start again. 288 Euros out of pocket. Faced with the hassle (and expense) of disposing of this junk. Back to the hand clippers and a very long metre by metre slog. When will the West ever learn?
I have been using this for a few months now cutting hedges around my property. This hedger is well build, easy to start and use. I would recommend keeping the hedger clean after using and lubricant the cutting blade to keep the hedger in good condition. Stihl offer a good warranty and support
Only did a couple of hours work with this 45 model and it needed a complete rebuild at a cost of $450 dollars. The agent did not tell me that that was the likely repair bill . Stihl must have very dodgy design flaws for this to happen and I would not recommend any Stilh product. Please look elsewhere or you will be sorry! They are just not capable engineers
HS45 2stroke motorised hedge trimmer
Hi! Max again from New Pkymouth NZ !
Have above Stihl hedge trimmer I use to trim tops of hedges, shape shrubs and olive trees cut back (prune) roses and trim 25 Feijoa trees along one boundary fence. Starts every time no problems.
Regularly clean out exhaust spark filters in all my 2 stroke garden power tools now ! Is a common problem to performance and power of any 2 stroke power tool regardless of brand. The trimmer is heavy due to its internal metal parts and the motor as a combined weight. Being 70 years old doesn't help either! Despit...
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What petrol do I used unleaded or mix unleaded n oil
As you will see in the Stihl instruction book and the dealer should have told you, like all Stihl petrol powered products, this has a two stroke engine so you should use a petrol oil mix of one part two stroke oil to fifty parts unleaded (non-ethanol) petrol. You can buy two stroke oil at most hardware and garden machinery shops with a special measuring dispenser.
Enginge make noise but blade does not follow as much as engine noise
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