In my opinion hedge is about the best wood you can get for a post. I would personally strip the bark but that’s just me. It’s such a hard wood I don’t think you’ll go wrong however you decide to do it.
I didn’t take it that way at all. I was thinking last time I looked a new machine was like $2300 and I seem to of been wrong on that. I completely agree with you that if the price is that little a difference I would go for the new one as well.