Stihl HSE 61 review
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- Corded electric
The Stihl HSE 61 is quite expensive for an electric garden hedge trimmer, but Stihl claims it's both quiet and powerful, ideal for trimming hedges and shrubs. Find out how well this hedge trimmer deals with an overgrown conifer in our full review.
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- What is it?
- What's it great at?
- Is there anything I should watch out for?
- Is there anything else I should know?
- Should I buy it?
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