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20 minute use, long charge time
on July 6, 2013
Brand new Model LHT2220.
Trimming 30-inch boxwoods, I get 20 minutes use, and then it has a hard stop from depleted battery.
Haven't timed charging, but it's in the 8 hour plus-or-minus range.
Weight is reasonable. I can use with one hand for short spells.
Because safety considerations require some kind of operator engagement, this model places a squeeze level in the upper inside of the main grip. Squeezing this constantly tires my hand and makes it difficult to work while grabbing another part of the handle. I think there could be a better ergonomic design that is as effective, but doesn't require constant squeezing. (I'm going to "live dangerously" and use a short section of velcro tape to hold the switch "ON".)
I think for this to be practical for any serious work, it's necessary to have extra batteries.
I'll probably keep it, but would recommend a corded model instead.