STIHL has updated its HSA 94 R and HSA 94 T hedge trimmers, now offering professional users reduced vibration and sound levels, as well as a new EC motor and the ability to connect to the new Smart Connector 2 A. 

Stihl’s most powerful cordless hedge trimmers available for professional users, the models each feature a new EC motor with embedded magnets, leading to improved durability. 

The new motor also has an automatic motor rotation reversal feature, meaning the blades can be released if they become jammed in an extreme application, preventing blade damage and downtime. 

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The HSA 94 R delivers a lower blade speed for cutting thicker growth and managing tougher hedges, while the HSA 94 T offers a faster blade speed more suited to trimming ornamental hedges neatly and efficiently to leave a fine finish. 

Both tools feature three blade speed settings, allowing users to choose the ideal blade speed for any task; up to 3,200 rpm on the R version and 5,000 rpm on the T version. 

The hedge trimmers are also designed to provide high levels of operator comfort, as both models include rotating multi-function control handles for side and top cutting that are quick and easy to adjust, allowing for improved user comfort and reduced wrist strain when working for long durations. 

With a low weight of 3.9 kg for the T version and 4.1 kg for the R version, the hedge trimmer is well balanced, allowing for easy handling and operation. In addition, both hedge trimmers have a loop handle with an inner switch that prevents one-handed operation and improves safety levels.

Stihl’s AP batteries and AR backpack batteries can power both tools.