I just used this for the first time this morning to trim our English Ivy. It trimmed through it like butter!!! I put very little effort into using this hedge trimmer. It did mostly all of the work for me! I am highly satisfied with the power and performance!! I'll be recommending it to my fellow neighbors, friends and family!!!
Overall, this is a great trimmer. It work nicely with little setup. Handled all my shrubs with ease, making my manual job completed in half the time. Would be nice to have a locking trigger, but not a deal breaker. Was not willing to pay $30 more for this feature in the next model up that was available at Home Depot. For $50, well worth it.
Trimmer needed minor assembly as new ones do. Blades and housing did not display any excessive use. Used it this week end to trim a decorative hedge in front of my home and it buzzed right through the year old growth with no trouble. Satisfied with my purchase for now.
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).