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    Interesting builds, pauladan. Welcome to the forums!

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    You are my hero!

    Thanks for posting.

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    I think that you have outdone yourself on this build, excellent build. I've never seen a commercial version of one of these, maybe you could go into business or patent it and sell the ideal.

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    Thanks Ken! This version of the trimmer uses a 13 horse engine I found for $70. Otherwise, everything else comes from pieces I had lying around or fashioned on the lathe. The original version used sickle cutters, but after 5 seasons the pitman arm drive for the top cutter finally did in the engine mount and cracked the crankcase of the gear-reduced 7 horse I was using (another cast-away engine I picked up and rebuilt). I knew that re-designing the trimmer this way would be much more dangerous, and yes, proper guards need to be built for it - though that will probably have to wait now until next spring. Dan.

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    Thanks Jon! I don't know that I will be getting to the guards now until next spring as the trimmer is parked for the season now. I have started as I had to install a guard to keep the trash from flying directly at the engine, and I have ideas for the others...

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    Thanks Crahar. I have had many suggest I should produce more of them, and my response always is "Do you really think Occupational Health and Safety wouldn't have something to say about that?" It has been a project I have pursued out of my own curiosity, and because when I first suggested the idea a few years ago at coffee after service one Sunday the guys just laughed. So, of course, then the challenge was on!

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    Looks to me like you won that challenge and had the last laugh.

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    A remarkable machine... never seen anything like it. I can imagine the pleasure you feel every time you use it. Now, instead of cursing the hedge growth, I'll bet you water the hell out of it, so you can use your trimmer (right?).

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    Now that is a cool tool! Looking forward to seeing your other tool inventions and welcome.

    Paul Jones

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    Thanks pauladan! We've added your Hedge Trimmer to our Farm and Garden category, as well as to your builder page: pauladan's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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