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. Tanaka has built a reputation that is second to none, riding high in an industry that values Japanese Hedgetrimmers very highly indeed. Tanaka equipment is well built and aimed at both professionals and homeowners and its handheld products are known for being surprisingly light-weight and well balanced.