I used it for the first time Yesterday on the waist high hedges. Cut like a knife in butter. I was very impressed with how sharp those blades are and the length was great. The 24" length blade mean you are not bending over as much. There is a little bit of weight with the batteries but I would stop and take a five minute break if my shoulder were tired. So far it is worth the price because having to run 120' of extension cord for my old hedger was a nightmare. Spend the extra money and get the battery ones.