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Lightweight Hitachi CH62EA3 620mm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer with S-Start for easy starting. 0.43Ltr fuel tank capacity and 0.74kW max. power.

Lightweight Hitachi CH62EA3 620mm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer with S-Start for easy starting. 0.43Ltr fuel tank capacity and 0.74kW max. power.
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 20 reviews
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19 of 20(95%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
Review 1 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Great Product
14-Aug-2012
By
, Northampton
"Bought this because it was no heavier than my electric trimmer. Cut all 140 feet of conifers with ease in half the time as no wires to trail around the garden. Excellent purchase. also bought mixing bottle and oil, mixing bottle very useful. After about 50 hours use you have to insert grease in mechanism therefore you will need access to a grease gun for this purpose."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Great Machine
02-Aug-2012
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, Devon
"I have used this hedge cutter for two full days and it has performed perfectly.
It is light, powerful and cuts through even substantial branches.
I have considerable hedges in my garden and look forward to tackling them with this tool.
Highly recommended
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Review 3 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Hitachi
18-Jul-2012
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, batley
"This worked straight out of the box! and has a twist handle so you can change its angle!"
Review 4 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Hitachi CH62EA3 62cm 21.1cc Pe
03-Jul-2012
By
, Chigwell, Essex
"Fantastic bit of kit. Does everything it is claimed to do. Read previous reviews re starting difficulties. Can only assume this was due to incorrect fuel mixture. I also purchased the HP-120 2-Stroke Oil Mixing Bottle 1Ltr to mix the fuel and my motor started on the third pull. Cut through large laurel bush with ease - even my wife was able to use the machine and she is a weakling!! Unable to comment on reliability as have only used the cutter 4 times but each time started and worked beautifully. No comparison with electric hedge trimmers with no trailing leads to cut through. Would thoroughly recommend this piece of equipement. Go buy one."
Review 5 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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hedge trimmer
29-Aug-2011
By
, Lincolnshire
"It is lightweight and does the job well ,Starts easy,Good value"
Review 6 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Great hedgetrimmer
27-Aug-2011
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, Oxfordshire
"I wanted a lightweight hedge trimmer and this seemed to fit the bill. It performs very well. I can't comment on reliability yet obviously."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Superb
25-Aug-2011
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, North Wales
"I bought this today and am already a fan. It has cut through some substantial branches (7-8mm) while trimming a rather nasty and distant hawthorn hedge. It was comfortable in use and fairly quiet. It was laughably easy to start as compared with my McCulloch blower and Stihl chainsaw.
Highly recommended.
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Review 8 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Exceeds expectations.
23-Aug-2011
By
, Dumfries & Galloway
"Attractive price made the Hitachi a better bet than an electric hedgetrimmer. The weight is ok and compares favourably with an electric model dragging a cord behind it! The balance is excellent and this, with very low vibration and low noise, makes the tool a pleasure to use. Starts very easily and cuts well. The positively locked rotating rear handle is a good feature. Too early to judge reliability but the good general fit and finish of the tool suggests a good service life.
In initial use the Hitachi exceeded my expectations. It is thoroughly recommended."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Hedge Trimmers
15-Aug-2011
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, Chesterfield
"These were on offer and looked really good value compared with other suppliers. Easy to start and use, seem ideal for the home garden enthusiast. So far so good."
Review 10 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Fab Petrol Hedge Trimmer
14-Aug-2011
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, Wales
"Bought for my hubby to use on our expansive hedge. It took him a third of the time of our previous electric trimmer. It's lighter and easier to use than the electric product. We''ve only used it once so unable to give a higher score for reliability."
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GREAT MACHINE
09-Aug-2011
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, Darlington
"Great machine to use. Very easy to start either
hot or cold. Extremely light. Appears to have great power and excellent cutting. One of the best I have used if not The Best. Easy to use controls, swivel handle a big advantage.
Would recommend this to anyone.
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Review 12 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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excellent value for money
09-Aug-2011
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, Stafford
"This hedge trimmer has been used on all types of hedge including large laurel and just cuts easily through the lot. It doesn't seem to need filling with fuel very often and the best thing is that it is light. My arms are not the strongest and I manage no problems."
Review 13 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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GREAT LIGHT-WEIGHT HEDGECUTTER
23-Jul-2011
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, Lincolnshire
"This is the second piece of Hitachi powered garden equipment I have purchased over the last year. Bought a combination long-reach hedgecutter & strimmer last year & was so pleased with it that I bought this light-weight machine for trimming the hedges in between major cuts. I believe that Hitachi bought Tanaka (the well known Japanese manufacturer of quality professional garden-care equipment) last year. This machine actually seems to be a slightly shorter version of the Tanaka THT-210S which would cost a great deal more but machine should still be to their standard as it is labelled 'Nikko Tanaka Engineering' on the casing. As another reviewer said- too early to judge reliability but otherwise seems an excellent; easy to use light-weight hedge cutter from a reputable manufacturer. Highly recommended!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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excellent performance & value
14-Oct-2010
By
, South Hams, Devon
"Excellent piece of kit for home use. value for money (@ £150) and excellent performance. Very easy to start and I like the quick twist handle.
Screwfix were brilliant with their free delivery service. Item ordered at 15.45hrs one day and and delivered by 12 noon the following day!
"
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Review 15 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Good but!
25-Jul-2013
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, Basildon
"Good lightweight machine that cuts well. Don't know if it's just my machine but vibration is terrible - use it for 15 minutes and hands are still tingling an hour after. Despite Hitachi claiming it is low vibration they don't appear to publish any vibration figures. I may have found out why."
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Hitachi Hedge Trimmer
26-Aug-2011
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, Reading Berkshire
"I bought this as a Special Offer, It was a great deal. The machine is light (in weight) to handle. It took me a bit of time to start it the first time but once running it cuts beautifully and slices through the hedge like butter.
But I think I was unlucky as I had to return it because for some reason I could not get it to start again. I tried a few minutes after I had stopped it after the first 10 minutes of use... and again an hour later and then the next day - in case I had flooded it. And yes I did have correctly made up fuel. No luck starting it.
I was keen to get a replacement but I am risk averse and would hate to have the bad luck of the same thing happening again."
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Good Buy
15-Aug-2011
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, kent
"Very light, was worried about the weight as I have chronic tennis elbow not an issue with this machine. Easier to use that my bosch electric.
Easy to start, appears good quality chose after dissatisfaction with Ryobi build quality.
I think its worth pay a little more for this machine
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Review 18 for Hitachi CH62EA3 (ST) 62cm 21.1cc Petrol Hedge Trimmer
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Lightweight hedge-cutter
18-Jul-2011
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, Hemel Hempstead
"Good length blade, light weight. Cuts well, easy to handle and by far the lightest hedge-cutter I've used. Too early to say how durable it is, and I have some concerns about how substantial the crank mechanism is. However, the designers have set out to create a manageable machine and have succeeded in this. I'm impressed so far."
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Excellent buy
08-Sep-2010
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, suffolk
"This is a great well made little trimmer, lightweight, very easy to start, low vibration and not to noisey. at £149.00 a Excellent buy."
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Great to use but broke
06-Sep-2012
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, Cirencester
"A cheapish product, but perhaps not good value and built to last.
Good and light and easy to use. Perhaps slightly better than other brands I have had in this price bracket because it is light, long blade and the the blade can twist.
However this only lasted 18 months - which represents less than 40 hours of use for me. After which time the gear box casing has failed and the cost of repair is £70 so not worthwhile."