Model # HC-245

Internet #100663469

ECHO 40 in. 21.2 cc Double Reciprocating Single-Sided Gas Hedge Trimmer

Discontinued ECHO

40 in. 21.2 cc Double Reciprocating Single-Sided Gas Hedge Trimmer

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Product Overview

This durable, strong hedge trimmer from ECHO is easy to start, thanks to a system that reduces pulling effort by 30%. The commercial-grade cutter bar and blades provide superior cutting. The HC-245 has an ergonomically friendly rear handle with the throttle and lock out conveniently located.

  • Assembled dimension: 9.75 in. W x 10.5 in. D x 54.75 in. H
  • 5 year consumer warranty
  • 21.2 cc Power boost vortex engine
  • 40 in. single-sided, precision ground, harden steel blades
  • Revolutionary starting technology reduces pulling effort by 30%

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Assembled Depth (in.)
10.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
54.75 in
Assembled Width (in.)
9.75 in
Blade Length (in.)
Blade gap (in.)
Blade width (in.)
Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)
Shaft Length (in.)


Assembly Required
Attachment capable
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cut strokes per minute
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
Fuel Type
Gas & Oil Mix
Pole extension included
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Shaft shape
Shoulder harness/strap
Single/double-sided blade
Start Type
String trimmer conversion capable
Tooth extension included
Trimmer Type
Professional Gas Hedge

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 year consumer / 2 year commercial

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Customer Questions & Answers

is the blade actually 40 inches ? is that from the engine or from the protected handle? thanks

Asked by: Spinner
ECHO's HC-245 features 40 in Razor Edge Blades. The length is measured from the engine to the tip of the blades.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-07-06

If I buy an item on-line, and it's not the right one, can I return it to my local Home Depot with a complete refund to my credit card?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello Valued Customer, Thanks for your question and interest in this item. For your convenience, items purchased on can be returned to any of our retail stores nationwide (Including all The Home Depot retail stores and The Floor Store locations). A refund will be issued to the original form of payment. I have also provided a link of our return policy for your convenience. I hope this helps! If you have any additional questions or need assistance placing an online order, please contact our Online Customer Service department at 800-430-3376. Thanks
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-09-17

How much does it weigh with a full tank?

I trim christmas trees and will be 50 years old next time I sheer them. How long will it run on a full tank under with an 80 percent load?
Asked by: Anonymous
On average, a HC-245 will run between 30-45 minutes on a tank of fuel. The dry weight on this unit is 14 lbs and adding 16.9 fl. oz. will add less the 1 lb. to the weight of the unit.
Answered by: Echo
Date published: 2016-02-26
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Customer Reviews

40 in. 21.2 cc Double Reciprocating Single-Sided Gas Hedge Trimmer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong body I bought this six months ago and it has been working fine without any repair since then. I specially like the strong blades that have not been worn out much.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly what we needed! The unit was delivered promptly, packaged well. Set up was easy. Engine started first time after oil was added and engine primed. Exactly as expected and was not disappointed.
Date published: 2011-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality product Trimmer is very good. However, unless you are prepared to wield an 18lb machine for several hours at a time, you will be very tired and sore the next day. The weight of the trimmer is the only drawback.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Came real fast, would order on line again Starts real easy, make quick work out of large areas, overall a great trimmer.
Date published: 2012-06-05
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