When I first received the Worx Electric Hedge Trimmer, I couldn't wait to try it out. The main reason for this is that, prior to testing this hedge trimmer out, my experience with an hedge trimmer has been minimal. Generally speaking though, this Worx Electric Hedge Trimmer was very smooth to run, and easy to use. Do to this experience, I would definitely recommend this model to any friend or family member who was in need of a great starter trimmer. Here's why.
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- Quick Jobs. Based on the easy set up and smooth feel, I found that this was a great product to use to quickly shape, or generally clean up, just about any type of shrub that I tried it on. When doing quick projects such as this, I found that the Worx Electric Hedge Trimmer, was a delight which allowed me to quickly mold the shrub. I even found that it was very easy to make the cuts, step back and see how it looked, and them make my adjustments as needed.
- Bigger Jobs. To really give the Worx Electric Hedge Trimmer a work out, I also took on a project that required working with some very large shrubbery. Although I was able to get through the job, I found that I needed to use a lot more force to get through the thicker branches. In this particular project, I was looking to cut back the shrub quite a bit. This mean that once I got into the middle area of the shrub where the branches are much thicker, I had to really force the hedge trimmer to get to work, and approach them at differing angles. While it worked, it was just a little more difficult.
- Pros. The Worx Electric Hedge Trimmer was very easy to assemble, in fact I was using it within minutes of opening the box. The trimmer had a very smooth, and intuitive feel to it that I particularly enjoyed. I also appreciated how far the cable allowed me to work from my home, as well as the overall power the tool had. I was even able to go through several branches that I wasn't particularly sure about.
- Cons. While it appeared to be a nice feature, and I am sure that it is for some people, I simply found the handle extension to be of no use to me. With the extension on the back of the tool, and if you are using both handles, you can still only reach as far as your second handle. By only using the main handle, I felt that it made the tool a little less steady. In addition, to use the extensions I found that I would have to remove the top handle, which eliminates the safety function of using both triggers to operate the hedge trimmer.
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