Tanaka is a third generation, family owned company, founded in 1918 in Japan. After years developing larger engines they eventually began making powered garden tools in the early Seventies and currently are a huge brand in the cutting and trimming tool world, dedicated to producing reliable, durable, and affordable two-stroke outdoor power equipment. This includes top-quality hedgetrimmers, brushcutters and chainsaws. They have built a reputation that is second to none, riding high in an industry that values Japanese Hedegetrimmers very highly indeed. Tanaka equipment is well built and aimed at both professionals and homeowners and their hand held products are known for being surprisingly light-weight and well balanced.