My favorite part of this hedge trimmer is the fact that it is gas. You have no messy cords to deal with. I have been using a hedge trimmer for years for the large bushes that line the side of our house. I hated dealing with a cord when trying to work over those large bushes.
The hedge trimmer starts up easily and offers a precision cut. I have a sizeable yard and my hands do not seem to get all that tired when using this hedge trimmer. I would say it only weighs about 10 pounds.
I have been happy with the ease of use. It does not vibrate all that much, and although I personally find it loud my husband thinks it is one of the quieter models available.
One gripe I do have is that it only seems to work well with thicker bushes but requires multiple swipes when cutting thinner branch shrubs and grasses.