Summary: This machine is efficient but I've had two and the motor on both burnt out in less than 2 years. The batteries also started losing their charge very quickly holding it less than a day out of the charger.
Summary: I bought this product based on the great reviews and to be honest when it's working, it is great. You don't have to worry about cutting through cables and it seems to tackle most bushes. However, the batteries are a pain!
Utter Tosch - buy a longer cable and a safety cut-out instead
Kev "Kev", Amazon
26 June 2013
Summary: See also my review of the equivalent strimmer Bosch ART 23 Easytrim Accu Cordless 14.4 Volt NiCD Grass Trimmer (23 cm Cutting Diameter) - all makes sense from a safety and convenience point of view, but after a very short period of time the batteries either die totally or produce a couple of minutes...
Summary: This is a good hedge trimmer for a season. In the second season the batteries loose at least half their charge life. By the third season the batteries only last seconds after a full charge. So, the tool appears cheap to purchase, but beware it only lasts for two years.
Summary: This was a great trimmer when I bought it two years ago. It coped superbly with the pyracantha hedge (60 foot) at the front of my property and even the coniferous hedge at the rear which can have very thick growth.