Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 53
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Birder Great little trimmer
I bought this hand-held battery trimmer to clip grass growing in a newly planted pachysandra bed. It works great for this chore. Just as a test, I used the hedge trimmer blade on some tender bushes and it worked ok: I would never consider using it for a "real" trimming job such as a hedge row. Changing the blades was pretty easy. It is very easy to use, it charges quickly, and I've had no problems pressing the safety button while pressing the trigger to operate it. Have not yet used the telescopic handle. I may try it around a small flower bed but again, a larger job requires a string trimmer. For what I bought it for, I'm happy I got it.
June 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Robbie Dubious
I have arthritis in my hands so I cannot use manual hand shears to trim here and there. This product looked like it would do the trick for me. Not so, you have to hold one lever and push another (which I'm sure is a safety precaution), but annoying. I like to just press one button to start a device. Also, the body of the trimmer is held onto the telescoping handle by two slots in the housing. Therefore, the trimmer kept falling off the telescoping handle. My handyman used a locktie to anchor the trimmer to the handle, but now it has to stay in the same position all the time as I can't keep strapping it down with each change. Not something I would recommend to anyone without them knowing the quirks.
July 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by butch Customer beware
Orderd this trimmer through Home Depot .com Unit arrived and the box looked like it had been refurbished or returned the wheel unit that hold the trimmer to the handle was missing!! and the only Phone # to call was a warranty I called the number and had to fax my paper work to verify that I had just bought the trimmer they said that when they get fax that they will send the missing part till then I have to wait more days for the part to come from repair don't recommend this product as of yet unable to use without the needed part.. They need to inspect the product before the ship it out !!!!
June 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by magudu Lawn good, knees even better
After crawling along with a hand grass trimmer for years, this lithium battery powered trimmer is like a heaven sent gift. Its now pretty close to fun to tidy up those unsightly edges and awkward spots the mower can't reach. I haven't yet tried the hedge trimming attachment. The machine seems a little flimsy at first, but it doesn't seem to have any problem cutting right through pretty tough grass such as long and thick Bermuda grass. If I've found any negative issue so far it would be that the trim time the battery provides is somewhat less than I had thought it would be.
June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Good features- bush shears work great, grass shears work good.
The main grass shears works good but, when you connect it to the telescopic handle, the plastic harness that holds the shears comes off and disconnects the shears from the telescopic handle! I had to Jimmy rig it to stay put and connected to the telescopic handle! I just wrapped three rubber bands around the shears and harness that connects it to the handle so it wouldn't disconnect.....that seemes to work good. They could've made a better harness that snaps around the main grass shears to keep it connected to the handle. It cuts grass good. The bush shears works great! Very convenient. Overall with the jimmy rigging.....it's a product that performs well! Wish the battery would work a little bit longer though. Battery lasts about 45 mins. fully charged has been my experience.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy very pleased
I love this little grass shear. I trim 5 raised beds, the garage and many trees and incidentals on one charge. I find myself not using the handle that much because I like getting close to where I'm trimming but it's nice to have. Sometimes the shear does come off the handle. I have to take it a bit slower and steady with the handle and I'm usually rushing. I'm very happy with this purchase.
June 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Martha Does the job
Telescopic handle could be more sturdy and it comes off the base too easily. The design to attach the handle to the base is not designed properly. Also, the use time is only about 45 minutes which is surprising for a lithium battery. However, for trimming around the flower beds, it does the job. It cuts fast and clean. I probably wouldn't buy this product again.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeP Decent Product
Not a bad little trimmer. I don't like the "safety switch" mechanism. Difficult to turn on with one hand. Also switch is cheaply made. Blades cut well for the light stuff (shrubs and grass). Forget the handle accessory unless you zip tie or tape to body of trimmer. Considering the cost of unit I think it could be made better. Fix the things I mentioned and no other brand could touch it for the price. Battery last pretty long for the kind of work I was doing (light duty).
August 7, 2013