**Item: **Hitachi 21.1cc 2-Stroke Gas Grass Trimmer
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Solid reviews (4.2 out of 5.0) over at amazon
Some additional info and great reviews (4.6 out of 5.0) can be found on the product page
I bought this very machine about 2 years ago and absolutely love it. It always starts quickly and just keeps going. Runs very strong and is very reliable. Just make sure you empty the fuel tank (best to run it out of gas) at end of season when you store it away. Also keep stabilizer in fuel so it won’t go bad.
Finally, I read some consumer’s complained about a short length of fuel line springing a leak. I bought about 24 inches of fuel line at an auto parts store (less than 2 bucks) just in case but never had a problem so far.
I purchased one from Amazon about a month ago for $199. Love it, enough power to trim my 2 acres. With some good line you cant beat it.
I will have to go see what model mine is, may be a little bigger engine but mainly wanted to comment on the Hitachi Brand…you will not be disappointed with them. Great built quality, durability and reliability. I have the Hitachi gas trimmer with the extra long straight shaft and also picked up one of their 14’’ chain saw. My 18’’ Husqvarna chain saw pretty much stays in the box except for the real big logs. And you will notice they believe in their quality enough to put a Warranty: of 7 Years !!! Hitachi is the only company out there standing behind their product this long that I know of…and in this price range !!! If any of you happen to have their 14’’ chain saw I found the perfect carrying box for it…just let me know and I can post a photo and info.
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Is it difficult to maintain and use a 2cycle vs a 4 cyl, in terms of mixing the oil/gas, the proper sequence to start it, etc?
It’s a little more difficult, but it’s justifiable when you consider the extra POWER of a 2 stroke vs a four stroke engine. A four stroke engine needs 4 complete revolutions of the engine to produce only one power stroke, while a 2 stroke has 2 power strokes in the same number of revolutions. That translates to twice the power! Another way to look at it is that the 21.1cc engine of this machine would need to be 42.2cc just to produce the same power. So the machine would probably need to be twice as heavy as the 2 stroke.
I know…clear as mud. Just accept that a 2 stoke is superior when the engines need to be this small and compact.
Also, 4-strokes must always be kept [more or less] upright, whereas 2-stroke trimmers can be turned or inverted to do sides or steep angles. If you turn a 4-stroke trimmer on its side, running or not, the engine gets flooded.
Hey all, long time Woot buyer, first time “woot.” Quick question, any idea how this trimmer compares to Stihl? Was debating between this trimmer and the one offered by Stihl
The model number featured is the one that can take attachments CG22EADSLP versus the Hitachi CG22EASSLP, which cannot take attachments. But the one pictured looks like the one that can’t take attachments and in the specs it says that this has a 60 inch solid steel shaft which suggest it cannot take attachments. From what I understand it would need a split shaft design to take attachments, so there is a little confusion here. It is a great price if it is the one that can take attachments. And if it is the one that can take attachments are those attachments proprietary or can any split shaft attachment work with this product? Hopefully somebody can answer these questions because I would like to have it, thanks
Wanted to echo others who have purchased this product. I bought it last fall and it is awesome. It tears through anything my yard can throw at it. I also read the reviews saying the fuel line would break, but so far I’ve had no problems. I stored it last winter with stabilized fuel in the tank and it started right up this spring with no issues. It starts quickly and I’ve had no problems in the year I’ve owned it. The shield at the bottom could stand to be a little larger, but still a great machine.
Agreed. Was going to buy a stihl based upon my brothers recommendation… but maybe not.
Any one have experience with the attachments? I am in the market for a hedged trimmer as well…
I bought this last September for about $50 more and it was worth every penny. It will cut just about anything thinner than a tree. Also, will not get caught in chain link fences. If you follow the directions, it starts in a couple of pulls and runs great.
My exact experience as well… great machine. Minor fuel leak (fixed with $2 of tubing from the HW store). I have 2 acres and beat this thing pretty hard and no other issues yet.
Compared to other trimmers, the fuel leak issue was ok considering how well this works. Cheaper models would have had the shaft crap out by now. I did some research and this is supposed to be almost a ‘commercial grade’ trimmer for a consumer price.
Hello, Friends. Just found out from the buyer that this model can take attachments.
We’ve updated our specs and info to reflect this.
Hitachi & Tanaka are the same company thus they use the same components in their tools. I have had nothing but problems with the Tanaka brush cutter. Spring for the still or Huskavarna if you can.
Anyone know which type of attachments this trimmer uses? There are two types.Craftsman/Ryobi/Troybuilt/Poulan and Echo/Husq and they are not interchangeable. I have some Craftsman attachments (blower, edger, curved shaft head) and if they will work on this trimmer I’m tempted. I bought 2 of the Hitachi handheld 2 cycle blowers on woot and am pleased with the quality.
Just bought this trimmer and can’t get it to start. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong but very disappointed. Any suggestions?