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Good Hedge Trimmer with Quirks
on May 4, 2012
Picked this up as I have about 100 yards of hedges. Prior to this hedge trimmer I had the Weed Eater Excalibur and picked this Poulan due to it having the choke on the opposite side from the Weed Eater version (I hated that choke location).
I was very impressed with the operation and cutting ability. Left clean cuts and flew right through up to half-inch thick hedge branches with no stalling or problems. The rotating handle was much handier than I thought it would be and is a huge plus for this Poulan.
There are a few things to be aware of with this hedge trimmer, though. If you have hedges where you are cutting at face height or higher be aware that the exhaust will blow right into your face and eyes unless you are cutting left-handed. Also, there are no supports on the underside to help hold the trimmer above your shoulder height.
Overall I'd recommend the trimmer as it powers through the hedges much better than the Weed Eater trimmer.