Makita EN5550SH 22" 25.4 cc Double-Sided 4-Stroke Pole Hedge Trimmer
If you need a 4 cycle engine hedge trimmer that meets or exceeds both EPA and CARB rated emissions standards, than the Makita Double-Sided Hedge Trimmer Model EN5550SH is the only one for you. The cost of this unit may be prohibitive, at almost two times the most expensive model here, but it has to be included because it is the only 4 cycle, non-gas/oil mixture engine available in the U.S.
It’s the easiest starting trimmer here, gives off the least amount of vibration, is relatively quiet and has a 1 year warranty. However, it’s only rated to cut through 9/32nd inch twigs, so this is strictly a light duty trimmer that is made more for sculpting hedges than actually cutting them, and it's the second heaviest trimmer here at a hefty 14 pounds.
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