Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nanna Getting a bad rap!
After reading mediocre reviews, I needed to add mine. I did research before buying first shear for NC cabin a year ago. I just used my new shear for FL home with 1st charge (80% according to manual) and cut 20 medium-large roses and 4 mega-size bushes. Battery was still going I just didn't have anything else to cut. I don't try to use these shears when I should use my 24V cordless garden shears to MOW DOWN major stuff. Really! This product is great for pruning my rose bushes and also dead heading other flowering plants with one hand while still being dressed for a cocktail party. I like the small short blade best but both should be used on DRY foliage. I can't wait to see how long the unit lasts when the battery builds up over charges. People, read the manual. When used appropriately, you will like this product.
May 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Harvey total junk
I had a B&D rechargeable trimmer for more than 20 years that finally died. I used it to trim two topiary bushes since the smaller blade made it easier than my larger hedge trimmer or manual clippers. This one couldn't handle it. The battery did not last through one bush. The blade pushed over the short branches without cutting. I had to keep going back and forth. The safety release was a stretch for my thumb. It was made for people with monster size hands. With no lock-on my hand was cramped after a short time. After the batter died I finished the job with the manual clippers and will return this.
B&D is making junk now.
April 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mes3 Trimmer got returned
This trimmer got returned. It was nice and small but the battery did not hold a charge at all, it jammed up all the time and the backing was tough to remove. I had to use a screwdriver to pry it off in order to clear the jam. Not usable in my opinion.
February 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy It Works
I used it to touch up about 7 small bushes. The combo shear did what is was supposed to do. If the limbs are as thick as an adult index finger, the blade will get stuck on it. The battery lasted about 2 hours of continuous use. If you are looking for something small, light, cheap, quick, and actually works, I recommend this combo shear. All the other shears are heavy or require an extension cord! Overall, happy with purchase.
Oh, and I charged the battery about 24 hours before I first used it. Hope this helps in the decision making process.
June 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ziffer GREAT IDEA, JUST NOT EASY TO USE
I really like the idea of changing out the cutting heads from grass cutting to hedging. I also like the wireless feature. What I DON'T like is the way you have to awkwardly hold your thumb on the "safety" button to make the cutter run. Whomever designed this never tried using it! It is not only awkward it is next to impossible and especially if you are going to try and operate it more than a minute. Cramps in your hand for sure! I could surely design a "better mouse trap" than this. I do NOT recommend you buy this.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bostonrn Handy little shears
Bought these to get into tight spots with my topiary bushes,works great,light weight,easy to manage an clip away without a cord in the way!
July 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Flash Weak.
What a great idea but it didn't do the job. It cuts flowers great. The battery just isn't strong enough to cut hedge, shrubs or vines 1/4 inch or larger. It jams.
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gardengirl45 Love this tool!!
I was skeptical to purchase this after reading other reviews, but my Dad had a similar one when I was a kid, so I knew what to expect. If you keep in mind that A. it is a hand tool B. it runs on battery and C. it is for trimming and pruning around posts, walkways, stairs, etc., you will love it too. Don't expect to cut through thick weeds and thick grass in a single shot. It's easy to use, has a long lasting battery, easily interchangeable blades, and is a fair price. I have no problems holding the trigger either, like others complain about. Love it...
July 2, 2013