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Feels durable, but not as powerful as I would like
on April 18, 2011
This trimmer has lots of features that makes it a great addition for any homeowner with landscaping chores. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I also have a medium sized gas trimmer so I often felt like this trimmer struggled with larger clumps of grass or larger weeds. Other than that, its a great machine.
First, I love the fact that the tool itself comes with two batteries. Each battery holds a good charge and for light trimming of grass and edging it goes a pretty long way. The other thing I liked about the battery is the charger itself, as someone that has several different cordless tool sets, the thing that bothers me is the number of charging bases I have that are each huge, this one is just a small wall plug that goes to a slide in clip on the battery.
The tool itself is also feels well made and durable. I also love the pivoting head that rotates to make the unit more ergonomically depending on whether you are weeding or edging. The other feature that works extremely well is the auxiliary handle that is both comfortable, sturdy, yet very easy to readjust. to readjust the position, you just squeeze the sides and adjust the handle, let go and it locks into place.
In many ways (weight, comfort, and balance) I like this much more than my larger gas trimmer. If it weren't for the lack of power that i am used to, I would likely completely replace my gas model.