I stepped up from 18 volt NiCad system. One smaller LiIon battery does the work of 3 NiCad with power to spare. Glad I Bought.
This trimmer is very light and easy to operate. It has an adjustable length shaft to adjust to the height of the user. It even has a feature that with the twist of the handle, it can convert to an edger with ease. Like the title of this review indicates, it does not have enough power. My yard only took about 30 minutes to complete and the battery was already about the give up. I returned this item and went with a Craftsman gas trimmer with the edger attachment. If you can do your yard in less than 25 minutes or so, then it might be for you, but the power just wasn't there for me.
Good not great product, not as strong as advertised
This weedtrimmer did not do the job. I charged it for the 5 hours recommended. As I started on my trimming, along the side of my house and around fence areas, the trimmer very quickly lost its strength and I was unable to finish. I felt like I was using a toy. Had to clean it up, repackage, and return. I went back to electric which did the job nicely!
Bought this as a replacement for another B&D cordless trimmer I have that wasn't holding its charge to complete my yard any longer. Overall, I like the trimmer, although, I wish that the metal guide located in the front of the trimmer was removable or at least able to be flipped out of the way like my original trimmer. There are times when it can really get in the way.
I have only used the trimmer once so far, but I was able to complete my yard and not recharge, which in itself is a major plus. Time will tell if it will last for several seasons, but I'm hoping that it does, as I got it for a great price.
Light weight, easy to use, does an excellent job.
I am 77 years old and love its easy handling.
I have and will recommend it to my friends.
My husband loves this for our yard. Easy to use and no cords or gas needed. It gets the job done in no time at all.