I bought this today 7/30/2018 to replace my 20+year old Black and Decker 18 inch trimmer that quit working in the middle of a hedge trimming job. Easy to put guard and handle on and is lighter in weigh than my old trimmer and even out preformed it hands down. If this last as long as the old one then it will well worth the price which wasn't what I call pricey .
good trimmers at a good value- efficient and cut well, but doesn't have a trigger lock device to keep trimmer engaged while cutting... probably a safety measure as it's very sharp and cuts larger hedges, but I miss that feature from my older B&D hedge trimmers.
Warranted for two (2) years from date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from negligent handling, misuse or lack of reasonable maintenance and care. (Proof of purchase maybe required).