Versatile and efficient
I was surprised to see the negative reviews for this product, so decided to post regarding my experience.
We have a 20 metre long, 2 metre high hedge that was massively overgrown. Being able to switch out the middle pole extension allowed for me to easily clean up both the top and sides without the need for a ladder. The whole clean up took a little under an hour and I still had a half charge left on a 4.0AH battery (not included). Cut through a few thick sections with branches around 20mm no problems. Having the motor and battery at the base...made it easy to carry through the tougher sections. Not sure if modifications have been made to this product since the last reviews, but I was very happy with how this pole hedge trimmer performed. Highly recommend!
Purchased in January 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $329.00.
Heavy, awkward and barely cuts
Generally not fit for purpose. The trimmer only cuts the thinnest and newest growth and just strips the leaves of anything bigger. The trimmer head gets caught in the hedge due to the awkward shape. It is very heavy and the strap is poorly positioned giving you less freedom of movement than a standard hand-held hedge trimmer. Took it back to Bunnings after one frustrating day. My shoulder is still sore from fighting with it.
Save your money and buy 2 stroke....this has no power
Poor power performance...supposed to cut up to 28mm....lucky to cut fresh growth more than 5 mm. Only useful if you want to tidy up an already well pruned hedge to remove very new growth. Was told by Ryobi it could easily cut 10mm stems, however it struggles. Should have paid extra $ and bought Husky or Stihl, like the rest of my tools. Thought 36v might have some power, but definately not.
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