When I bought my most recent house I needed an hedge trimmer for the many bushes that surrond the house. I looked at many models and settled for one of the less expensive Black and Decker models.
This is a pretty basic electric hedge trimmer. The blades are 22 inches long is fairly light for a piece of power equipment. It seems to do the job, but has trouble with thicker branches. I was a bit surprised that it could not handle more.
It comes with a safety switch, so it is not easily turned on by mistake which is nice. I think this is pretty standard on any thing with a blade, or at least I hope!
My main complaint is not necessarily of the product itself, but more about the choice of electric versus gas powered. If you have a large yard, it is quite difficult to use an electric trimmer on all bushes and trees unless you have a very long extension cord. This can be quite a chore. If I had to do it over again, I would get a gas powered hedge trimmer so I could reach every bush in my yard.
If you have a small area you need to cover, I would recommend this product. If you have a larger yard, I would opt for a gas powered trimmer.