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ECHO

Model HCA-266

Internet #202827912

20 in. Reciprocating Double-Sided Articulating Gas Hedge Trimmer

$549.00 /each

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This ECHO hedge trimmer's long reach and sharp blades give you the ability to complete your yard work with ease.

  • Assembled dimension: 9.65 in. W x 93.1 in. D x 9.84 in. H
  • 25.4 cc professional grade engine
  • 20 in. double-sided, double reciprocating razor sharp blades
  • Articulating gear case allows blade adjustments in 15 degree increments with a total range of 180 degrees
  • 5 year consumer / 2 year commercial warranty

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Does it cut lake weeds under water

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August 19, 2016
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ECHO currently does not have a unit or attachment that can be used under water. ECHO would recommend to operate any unit under water as it may cause damage to the product.
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It will, however it will shorten the life of the tool. In time water will enter gearbox and mix with grease-impacting gear and bearing life. Furthermore, the blades will rust if not properly cared for. We use one of our "older" units for things as such. After each use these will be gone over to make sure blades are dry and gear box is re greased. Also never cut or make contact with mud as this will dull Read More
It will, however it will shorten the life of the tool. In time water will enter gearbox and mix with grease-impacting gear and bearing life. Furthermore, the blades will rust if not properly cared for. We use one of our "older" units for things as such. After each use these will be gone over to make sure blades are dry and gear box is re greased. Also never cut or make contact with mud as this will dull blades quick. Read Less
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Comparison to SHC-225S

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October 24, 2015
What are the advantages of this model over the SHC-225S?
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Both models, SHC-225S and HCA-266 are Shafted Hedge Trimmers. The SHC-225S has a 21.2 cc engine, 20" RazorEdge blades and 20" shaft length. The HCA-266 has a 25.4 cc engine, 18" double-sided, double-reciprocating RazorEdge blades and an articulating gear case which allows blade adjustment in 15 degree increments with a total range of 180 degrees.
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iS THE ROTATING HEAD SOLD SEPARATELY AND HOW DO i ORDER IT?

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I don{t have a manual and don{t know how to search that part.
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The HCA-266's Cutting Head Assembly is available as a separate purchase. The part number is #90092.
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How does it work?

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The HCA-266 is a double-sided articulating Hedge Trimmer. For additional information on the operation of this model, please visit the following link which will provide the Operator's Manual for the HCA-266; http://www.echo-usa.com/getattachment/2e831d4a-b3c3-4a5a-9c51-266e3b02c707/HCA-266_es_100814.pdf
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by echo hca 266 I never had a chance to use the tool. When it was shipped from home depot.com it was in poor condition. The box was torn and broken open. The tool was damaged and pieces laying loose in box. It has to be partially assembled. Echo tools are OK and we use a lot of the product line from Echo. They are making tools cheaper and cheaper-skimping on plastics etc.. This is common with all manufacturers. I took the tool back to a home depot store and they easily returned the item. I will reorder later but disappointed in this delivery. It may not have been home depot-maybe ups. I will say when I saw the box it made me think of Jim Carrey and the movie pet detective. This was when he dressed up as a package delivery person and was kicking and throwing a small box down the side walk. Hope future deliveries are better. August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hedge trimmer Excellent a little heavy but works great cut thick branches with ease July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Garden Was a great purchase and my recommendation will be around May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful and balanced. Great trimmer. Our yardman doubled his price on hedging services so I bit the bullet and decided to try it on my own. Figured between my sons and I we could handle the job. Tried an electric handheld trimmer and realized pretty quickly 200 feet of 8 foot hedge would take forever. Did a bit of research and decided upon the Echo. Never looked back. Its a wonderful beast of a machine. Powerful, tough and still balanced and user friendly. Its not easy to tackle 200 feet of hedge, its hard on the back and shoulders, and your arms feel like mush with the vibrations and odd angles of work, but its certainly easier with the echo. If your hedges are high, don't skimp, buy the one with the articulating blade,. Your back will thank you. October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just What I needed I use this to trim around a large pond where the tractor mower doesn't reach. It is excellent for this job, much faster than a string trimmer. Like all my Echo products it starts easy every time. It is powerful enough to handle grass weeds and brush. October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The right tool for challenging projects Have a large pie shaped yard with extensive plantings and many holly's and privets. Many are over 8 to 10 feet tall and tops could no longer be trimmed with my current Echo trimmer even on a ladder. This solves the problem. Although it can be a challenge to maneuver, after some practice it is just a matter of pacing yourself. This trimmer is easy to switch to different angles. It start very easily and I have had good luck with Echo for the past 20 years. This trimmer also enables more accurate and even cuts as you can sweep across hedges flat and then change the angle 80 to 90 degrees and get straight cuts across the front. A real pleasure to see the results, excellent product to keep my prized landscape in top shape. July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 20" Trimmer Easy to put together and use. It's a ittle heavy after awhile ... but now I can trim and shape my own TALL bushes and trees throughout the season as needed. It will pay for itself in one season, what it usually cost to hire someone to come out once. June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just what the doctor ordered! Very happy with my purchase the only thing to note is that the fixed trimmer is significantly heavier than the two piece ones June 26, 2015
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