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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 13, 2006
I had read other reviews complaining of the weight and cheap construction concerns. I'm not a body builder, but I didn't find it that hard to hold or use. Regarding the cheap construction concern - I was pleasantly surpised with how easily it cut through branches 3/8" to 1/2" in diameter. In that regard, it performed very well - better than my old electric corded trimmer. Also, the battery life surprised me - it lasted for more than an hour of near continuous trimming. Overall, I'm very satisified with this product as well of the other 18V cordless B&D products that I've purchased (Firestorm drill, trimmer, & broom vac) - which by the way all share the same rechargable batteries which is wonderful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2006
Just used this for the first time today and was very impressed. I bought it to trim a giant forsythia bush I have on my property. It's a monster bush, like 7 feet tall and a good 30 feet circular. I have attacked it in the past with my regualar sized gas hedge trimmer, jumping into the bush, swinging the trimmer wildly around from the handle, standing on a step ladder, and could still never trim the middle quite right and usually had to break out the tree pole saw to finish the job. I figured I would have to spend $300 or so for a gas pole hedge trimmer, but when I saw a chance to pick this up for under $100 I figured I would give it a try. It works great! The bush has never looked better, and I was able to finish the job with charge to spare in the battery. It not only handled the new growth, but was able to cut down into the thicker more established branches. It never jammed once. If it proves reliable, I would not hesitate to buy another one in the future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2005
I like the hedge trimmer, but it is a little on the heavy side for me a retired guy of 66 years. It was very easy to assemble and head adjustment is a breeze. All in all I receommend it, just wish it were lighter or me stronger. Certainly beats by a mile having to stand on a ladder and reaching too far and most of us will do.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2006
Update: Stopped working effectively after about 16 hours of use. James on a twig slightly larger than a matchstick and then makes a whining noise and a nice electric burning smell until I whack it with my hand a few times, then it'll work in a promising manner until you actually bring the blade to bear on a hedge. I've found that the cutting bar is so flimsy you can bend it permanently without much effort. Might be why its jamming all the time. Might be interesting to try to bend it to a semi circle for custom cutting before I jam it into the garbage can...

No power, fibber marketing guys, impractical for anything other than marginal light duty work here and there. Very first piece of outdoor equipment that I've bought that just stopped working after a short usage period. Maybe i've been fortunate.
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I'll say something good first. Its not the worst hedge trimmer i've used. (update: yes it is)

That having been said, the box shows that its ten feet long, and after fiddling with it for 15 minutes trying to figure out how to extend it and reading the manual twice, i came to the conclusion that this includes the height of the person holding it. Love the marketing spin...

The cutting end is a good 7-8 lbs. Try holding that at an angle on the end of the (actually) four foor pole for a while. Would have been brilliant to put the motor on the bottom and some kind of actuation through the pole and just the blade on top.

The specs say it'll cut almost a half inch. Not exactly. Anything about a third of an inch or so will stop the blade dead. Now you've got a heavy cutter on the end of a long pole stuck on a branch. If you're lucky, you're also on a ladder.

Not worth a hundred bucks.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2005
Great tool. The only complain is that it is too heavy and you can't really carry it around for more than 30 min or so. Not recommended if you have problems with weights.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2005
Love Black and Decker in general. However, the length of this item makes it difficult to handle. This is NOT a chainsaw although one would not want the weight associated with a chainsaw. Just don't try to get this unit when you need a chainsaw. If we had seen this unit in action prior we would not have purchased. We were only trying to prune a ficus hedge about 12 feet tall with the unit. Rating "C".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2005
The Black & Decker Pole Hedge Trimmer is easy to assemble for use, and comes with a sturdy duffle bag for storage. It's pivoting head is helpful for reaching and shaping hard to reach areas, a necessity for "height challenged" people, like myself.

The battery operation, though nice for not having to drag a cord around, does make the product somewhat on the heavy side (just shy of 10lbs.) for long periods, if the user is slight of build.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2010
I was psyched when I first got it as it had great reach and I could finally reach to cut down my over grown hedges. Problem is it had no power and could only cut the very smallest branches from the hedges. Within about 5 minutes of use smoke started pouring out of it and it quit on me. Bummer as it was a great idea. Too bad it doesn't really work.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2005
For some time now I have considered removing some large hemlocks that form the anchor for the design of my front yard landscape. The bushes are in good health but their size makes it increasingly difficult to maintain them.

I have had to use makeshift pole extensions to reach the uppermost portions.

Handling these contraptions has been difficult and as I am aging right along with the landscape, I've considered removing the largest of these beautiful plants.

With this tool I managed to accomplish my pruning tasks in less than two hours, a task that had previously taken four or more (that I had to spread over several days).

Plenty of battery power for my needs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2010
Amazon is GREAT! Chose free shipping and the trimmer arrived in two days. Return was painless too. Awaiting refund. The pole trimmer arrived quickly and in good shape. I charged the battery overnite. The next day I trimmed three bushes and it stopped. I recharged the battery (took over night to recharge) and when I hooked it back up, it wouldn't run and the motor started smoking. The trimmer is not capable of being broken down to use as a regular trimmer and the motor on the end of the pole causes the whole thing to 'wobble', making it hard to control for percision trimming. Black and Decker dropped the ball on this one.Black & Decker NPT318 18-Volt Cordless Electric Pole Hedge Trimmer
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