Stihl HLA 56 Cordless Long-reach Hedge Trimmer review
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The Stihl HLA56 Hedge Trimmer is a cordless, long-reach hedge trimmer designed for cutting taller hedges. Some of its features suggest it can handle smaller hedges as well, and it costs less than some Stihl hedge trimmers have in the past. Read our full review to find out whether Stihl has cut any corners to produce this model.
- Pros and cons
- What is it?
- What's it good at?
- Is there anything I should watch out for?
- Is there anything else I should know?
- Should I buy it?
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