STIHL make high specification, premium quality cutting tools and have a very good, and well-earned reputation and their attention to detail and precision are second to none. This can clearly be seen in this very sleek and powerful, professional single-sided hedge-cutter.
This hedge cutter will find a home in parks and ornamental gardens as well as large domestic premises and everything, from the engine to the handles to the weight and balance of the unit itself are geared toward an efficient cut and a comfortable working experience.
The 22.7cc petrol engine delivers 0.7kW of cutting power to the single, sharp and strong ground blade, designed for cutting back and serious pruning of larger hedges with its pro-length 75 centimetre cutting bar.
This hedge cutter is expressly designed for cutting larger volumes of thicker branches, the tooth spacing of 38mm and tooth depth, in combination with the medium tempo stroke rate geared towards an efficient and fast cut.
Single-sided hedge cutters are ideal for hedges at chest or waist height and require an efficient sweeping motion, as opposed to the ‘back-and-forth’ action of double-sided blades.
A closer look at the engine of the STIHL HS87 R reveals a number of innovations that are aimed at making the hedge trimmer run even smoother, and more efficiently, like the electronic ignition that ensures reliable starting and running and is totally enclosed to eliminate any problems caused by dust and moisture.
There are oil and fuel caps that are easily removable and replaceable without tools, facilitating quick and easy refilling.
There is a small pump, easily operated with the push of a button, which delivers fuel directly to the carburettor, reducing the number of pulls required to start the engine after long periods of inactivity.
One of the continual problems that can make using tools like this uncomfortable is excessive vibration, which can cause discomfort and long-term problems. The STIHL HS87 R Professional Petrol Hedgetrimmer has an integrated anti-vibration system, which reduces the effects of vibration at the handles by absorbing and dampening the engine oscillations before they reach the handles.
The handles of the STIHL HS87 R Hedgetrimmer are ergonomic, designed for comfortable use and the primary control handle is carefully shaped for comfort with the control levers placed in the optimum position for convenience.