I purchased my 16" Black & Decker hedge trimmers as an assist tool in my landscaping business. I only had to pay $10.00 for this tool that runs about $30-$35.This light weight tool weighs less than a brick, and has a prong attachment to hold your electric cord attached. It is the best yard sale item I have found in a long time.
Best used on shrubbery less than a ¼ " thick, this little tool cuts through like butter.
I don't use this during spring, because the juniper greens and arborvitae bushes tend to string up. This is due mostly because this little machine has fewer revolutions per minute than does the larger 20" or 22" trimmer.
It is best used for small flowering bushes with stalk and limbs smaller than the width of your pinky.
It is a little bit noisy for an electric trimmer, but it is most effective for people like me when we need multiple tools at once to do the job. I can stick a guy on a shrub and train him using this puppy.
As far as I know, this one is only sold in black, but it is possible that you will find it orange as well.
Caution should be taken when using these electric trimmers. Don't ever hold the cord up in your other hand while topping a hedge. You might cut off a finger like I did. This little tool shows no mercy!
Though it is stout and braves this little guy wont last forever. I will be sure to replace it when it dies.