Very heavy tool, uncomfortable shoulder strap
This product disappointed me since it came with a very cheap shoulder strap which almost hangs from your neck. Using this heavy tool, requires a heavy duty, professional shoulder strap. That was a bad cost cutting measure and I bought this product because of the shoulder strap. Simply, I am disappointed.
July 17, 2013
Unstopable... Even by wintering stink bugs...
I have owned over 8 hedge trimmers in the past 2 decades, but never anything as reliable and flexible as this adjustable pole hedge trimmer. After over 3 years of use trimming trees more than hedges, I put it away without proper maintenance or winterizing it (lazy mistake). Comes spring, I put in fresh fuel and tried to start it, but no luck. A first ever for this unit ever. Desperate to get some quick trimming done in and near our daughter's memorial garden before friends were coming over in a couple of hours, I copped out. I took off the air filter to do what you should never do and was going to give it a blast of either.
But then what did I see on the air filter, but about a dozen stink bugs. I shook them off, used the either and tried to start it. I thought I must be getting tired that day as it had been difficult to pull to start all afternoon. So one more shot of either and a two handed pull and it started. As I let it idle to warm up, what I saw was like a sci-fi movie scene (and I didn't have a camera with me) as I watched several dozen stick bugs crawl out of the exhaust. What a commercial that video would have made if I could have taken it.
Swore I'd never buy another gas powered tool that wasn't a Husqvarna after that.
It is very important to balance the weight distribution by adjusting the handle and strap as you adjust the length and angle of cut otherwise it will be awkward and seem too heavy.
January 9, 2013
Great pole trimmer
Does a very good job giving any shrub its desired shape. Plenty of power and with the adjustable blade you can cut at any angle you need too. Also with the adjustable blade folding down it makes carring this trimmer very easy and not take up as much space when storing it.
April 11, 2012
Powerful, long lasting, gets the job done. Great product, and great name. What more could you ask for? Only con: weight... slightly heavy, but as expected.
February 26, 2011