Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thesimonfamily Got a lot of work done without disturbing our neighbors
Do not need a long electric connection. Great machine and is a reliable, lightweight choice. I recommend having two batteries since the battery life is not long. Also need to have eyes protection
August 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nickadimus It works !
At first I charged the battery for 4 hours tried the hedge hog out didn't last to long . After reading they suggested a 3 to 9 hour charged which I did an went to work on 80 ft of tough hedges the first cut of the year an I wanted the hedges short the trimmer got the complete job done on one charge .The unit is lite an blanced a woman can handle it with ease . No more extention cords was my main reason an it works just as well as a corded one . The only thing as advertise that it will cut through a 3/4 inch branch not true a 1/2 inch is doughtful but I never expected it to from the start ,well I'm happy with it .nick
May 16, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Retep Good value for the price
Very useful and powerful hedge trimmer for being only 18v. Cut through larger branches without a problem even after being used for 20-30min elsewhere in the yard. Only inconvenience with this unit is the safety switch that has to be depressed to activate the trigger. It is sometimes difficult to slide forward, making it difficult to start the trimmer. Also, the charger does not give any indication of when the battery is fully charged. As long as the charger is connected to the battery, the red light illuminates, which makes me believe it is possible to overcharge the battery by leaving it connected too long.
September 17, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Copernicus No gas fumes, no cord!
Does everything as advertied with one exception. The exception is that it will not do 3/4" branches as claimed; 1/2" branches yes, but not larger; this is only thing keeping me from giving it a 5 star rating. 3/4" branches is an overly optimistic claim. The one exception out of the way all other claims by the manufacturer are valid. Easy to use, lightweight, and not having to deal with an AC cord cord or gas fumes/noise is the way to go. Another big advantage for me is that the 18 volt battery is the same battery used with my B & D cordless weed trimmer; no need to keep two different batteris.
August 10, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PAhomeowner Great hedgetrimmer
After cutting the extension cord on my corded electric hedgetrimmer for the third time, I went back to manual hedge clippers. Over time the amount of stuff to trim increased so that I had to reassess. Even though the battery pack is NiCad, I thought of giving this cordless trimmer a try .....it's great!!
Cutting action on BOTH sides (watch out for cordless models that will cut only on one side, you will regret that limitation) and holds a charge about an hour. What took me an hour with hedge clippers, is now 10 minutes, and results look much better. Should have gotten this baby 10 years ago.
I liked it so much I picked up a combo on sale and gave it to my oldest homeowner daughter as an early Christmas present.
August 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 20167481 Waste of money
I'm very surprised at the good ratings this tool has received. I consider it a total waste of $80. My experience has been that it quickly loses power and gets jammed up with every leaf and twig. Trying to trim my hedges has been an exercise in futility. It is one year old, and is not working at all. I have tried cleaning between the blades with a paring knife, which is the only way I have been able to get it to work in the past, but nothing makes it work. I will now have to save my money to buy an electric trimmer.
September 9, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jake61 GREAT TOOL!!
Was looking for a cordless to whack back my forsythia bushes that I had let run wild for 4-5 yrs and last night I used my new B&D trimmer and BOY OH BOY did it cut thru all the branches, stems and leaves easily!! Some of the branches were probably close to 1/2" thick and they were no problem at all. The 22" blade is GREAT for the low under stems as well as making a nice level cut across the top. And being able to cut in both directions really saves time and energy. Highly recommend this tool!!
June 10, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3sons Great Product
I have bought several hedge trimmers over the years, all electic powered. I bought this battery powered model because I was sick of the electrical cord always getting in the way. This trimmer works great and has lots of power. The battery pack lasted longer than I expected. It is light weight and easy to handle. I strongly recommend this product to anyone looking for a hedge trimmer.
August 30, 2009