Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 122
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ABCritter Good Unit Overall
I was looking for an extended reach hedger for some of those hard to reach jobs. This was an inexpensive solution to the problem. As an expansion unit to the trimmer I already have it fit nicely.
The ony negative to the unit I have is the felt square that is at the base of the blade was gone with in moments after the first use.
This is not a crisis, but will require watching that area for debris getting into the mechanism.
March 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan289c Sturdy but can become heavy.
This attachment can be used on any brand that as the universal power head connection. It is durable as I am not one who is delicate when it comes to utilizing power tools. The one negative I have to mention is that after using it for a while it can become quite heavy. I have 5 acres in SE Arizona with 100+ Mesquite trees and I use this to trim trim the new growth after the monsoon starts and the trees begin growing. It has reduced my trimming time tremendously and I have had zero problems with it.
July 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Neal Very Disappointing
The hedger worked very well the first year of use. Trimmed everything with little issues. Then it seemed to lose power. Twigs started jamming the blades. Next, it seems the thing got very hot. I could tell the gears were slipping/stripping. I was only trimming simple bushes. I am very disappointed by the longevity of this unit. It will not last. I've had it for two years. It is basically inoperable now. Keep that in mind. I will say that it is very easy to use though... the only reason for 2 stars! Very handy for large and tall shrubs.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outdoorsman Wish I'd bought this sooner
I read the reviews of this hedge trimmer and was really torn whether buy it or not. I found a lot of reviews
having problems with reliability and I questioned the reliability of a refurbished unit but to my relief
I have had not any problems and right out of the box I tested its performance. I had to do some heavy trimming on some very old holly bushes at our church that had some limbs in half inch range and it performed above my expectations.While I don't recommend doing this all the time it will cut them as long as your trimmer head is powerful enough. I used this trimmer for over two hours straight without giving it or me a break. While it is somewhat awkward using because of being such a long piece of equipment after being attached to a power head and it does get heavy, it still beats dragging around a 100 foot extension cord .For just maintenance around your house, it is great. If you have to do much horizontal trimming above head high, I suggest you get an articulating trimmer but for $40.00 this one suits me just fine.
June 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by builder454 Not so good...
I had read some reviews and noted that some people had problems with this attachment. I was hoping they were isolated incidents and that I would be one of the satisfied ones. Mine seemed to work OK when I installed it on my Craftsman motor, but stopped as soon as I started trimming some branches. This was similar to the experiences other reviewers reported. I disassembled it and was able to make it work, but it would have been much better to have it function correctly as purchased. The item I bought was refurbished, I don't think it was tested before being resold to me.
May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Flnav Excellent Reconditioned Value!
This reconditioned hedge trimmer is a good value, and shipped to store free for pickup. Used it one time so far and works just as advertised. Manual says to oil before and after each use, so did that and I think it will prove to have a long, useful life.
June 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Haztheman dont waste your money
Did not work out of the box - returned for a refund
March 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed1 Didn't Cut a Thing
The trimmer would not cut a thing. I even tried in on a lavender plant since it was an easy cut, and it did not cut a thing. I pulled out my 20 year old black and decker that I was trying to replace to complete the job. Very disappointing.
May 31, 2015