Tanaka power equipment TBC-255SFK Commercial Grade Gas-Powered Powerhead Grass Trimmer/Stick Edger/Pole Saw 3-in-1 Combo Kit (CARB Compliant)
You got some serious garden work ahead of you? Need to trim trees, edge sidewalks, take care of the grass, you can get a tool for each job, but then you have to pay for the most expensive part each time, the engine. With the Tanaka power equipment TBC-255SFK Commercial Grade Gas-Powered Powerhead you get a grass trimmer, stick edger and pole saw attachment. These tools are all of a commercial grade and the powerhead of the Tanaka TBC-255SFK is driven by a powerful 25cc 1.3hp gas-powered (CARB Compliant) Tanaka Purefire two-stroke engine with an extra large 23oz tank so you can work longer and be more productive. The Tanaka TBC-255SFK is used by professionals and quality-demanding consumers. If you have ever used a Tanaka tool then you don’t need to be convinced of the great quality and power/weight ratio, or how easy to use they are.
This combo kit is packed with impressive features for easy starting, safety, easy handling, easy installing of attachments and more. The trimmer has a no brainer quick-load head that makes it super simple to put a trimmer line in, just by pressing a button you can slide the trimmer line in, release the button and you are done. The edger has an 8 inch blade adjustable to 3 inch edging depth and a 6 inch solid rubber wheel. The pole saw has a 10 inch Oregon bar and chain and the length of the machine is a little bit on the short side with around 4 feet, but it can be extended by getting either a 2 feet or a 3 feet extension pole.
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Tanaka is very generous with the warranty and offers 2 years warranty for commercial use and 7 years warranty for consumer use. Although with the quality of the Tanaka tools, it is unlikely you will have to make use of the warranty.
Tanaka power equipment TBC-255SFK Commercial Grade Gas-Powered 3-in-1 pole saw features and specifications
- Weight: 11.7 pounds with the cutting head attachment
- 25cc 1.3 horsepower purefire two-stroke engine
- Extra large 23oz fuel tank, work longer on the same tank
- S-start for 50% easier starting
- 10 inch Oregon chain and bar with auto oiler
- 8 inch edger blade adjustable to 3 inch edging depth
- No brainer quick-load trimmer head
- Commercial grade, super strong quality
- 2 years Commercial use warranty
- 7 years Consumer use warranty!
- Carb compliant
- Even meets California emission levels without loss of power
Tanaka power equipment TBC-255SFK Commercial grade gas-powered Powerhead Grass Trimmer/Stick Edger/Pole Saw 3-in-1 Combo Kit (CARB Compliant) review
Owners of the Tanaka TBC-255SFK are all positive the only two negative points that come up is that this tool is made for experienced users who know how to maintain a tool like this. But with a bit of common sense it is easy to maintain. If you want to know more about how to maintain a pole chain saw or you want to learn (pole) chain saw techniques then check out my book. Most people that own a Tanaka TBC-255SFK say they only have to clean the air filter and replace the sparkplug every now and then. Which is not much work and isn’t complicated to do at all.
The other thing some people were not too happy about is that the pole saw is a bit on the short side if you compare it to the Poulan Pro PP446ET, but you can make the pole the same length by getting a 2 feet extension from Tanaka or go 1 feet further and get a 3 feet extension pole.
Owners of the Tanaka TBC-255SFK say that the string trimmer is much quieter than other string trimmers and the no brainer quick-load head is really easy to use. But some people find it a bit of a waste that almost half of the string isn’t used when you need to replace it. Although the no brainer head of the string trimmer is seriously convenient, professionals change it for an alloy 4 point manual head CH-300. But that’s only for commercial use. For normal use there is not much need to change the head.
This Tanaka TBC-255SFK gets favored over the competition, like the Echo pas 225VPB, for many reasons. It is light, around 10db quieter than most, the string trimmer is really good and quiet, and so on. Tanaka (Hitachi) was the first two-stroke engine manufacturer to certify to the stringent C.A.R.B. Tier II emissions regulations. While most other manufacturers were fighting against the standard, saying it couldn’t be done.
The Tanaka TBC-255SFK Grade Gas-Powered Powerhead Grass Trimmer/Stick Edger/Pole Saw 3-in-1 Combo Kit (CARB Compliant) is a great quality product for the more demanding user. It’s a bit of an investment but while other tools become as good as useless after a couple years of intense use, the Tanaka will still be going strong.
*Update: The Tanaka 3 in 1 tbc-255SFK is not available anymore. Tanaka is not selling a similar product at the moment.
For similar quality we suggest the Husqvarna 327px5, but this is not a 3 in 1 tool.
Some cheaper brands still sell 3 in 1 tools but you can’t compare those products with quality brands like Tanaka and Husqvarna, these are brands that are also used for commercial purposes.
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