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Designed to Shindaiwa’s high standards of excellence, the new T242 straight shaft trimmer is the latest innovation from Shindaiwa.The Shindaiwa T242 is built using advanced technology, close tolerance manufacturing and unsurpassed workmanship that is the hallmark of all Shindaiwa equipment.


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.Shindaiwa T242


Dry Weight* 10.5 lbs. (4.7 kg)
Displacement 1.5 cu. in. (23.9 cc)
Output 1.1 hp (0.8 kW)
Fuel tank capacity 22.7 oz. (670 ml)
* Without cutting attachment or debris shield.


  • Shindaiwa-built premium 2-stroke engine
  • 1-piece electronic ignition
  • 4-bolt chrome-plated cylinder
  • 2-ring piston
  • Heavy-duty 3-piece forged crankshaft
  • Fully machined crankcase halves
  • Quality diecast fan cover with anti-vibration cushions
  • 2-bearing clutch drum for smoother operation
  • High-capacity see-through fuel tank
  • Quality ball and needle bearing construction throughout
  • Heavy duty debris shield
  • Walbro barrel-valve carburetor for all-position operation and smooth power
  • Full anti-vibration system
  • Solid steel mainshaft with splined ends reduces vibration and operator fatigue
  • Quality aircraft aluminum alloy outer tube
  • Heavy-duty 4-bearing gear case with helical gears for smooth power transfer
  • Low vibration, 180 degree loop handle
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