Having tried a so-called power secateur previously, and it being so useless for purpose that it was sent right back... I was hesitant to spend so much on this item. However, it was no mistake this time. It cuts as described, to the diameter described, with the power described. I am slightly disabled, and been unable to do my own pruning for a few years, UNTIL NOW! I have been empowered again, and got my pruning independence back. It is not too heavy for me, and being a tiny person, the generous handle allows me to hold it with two hands when necessary, thereby allowing me to use different fingers for the trigger, to spread my energy spend. The no-memory charger is a delight, so my poor memory isn't needed to prevent over-charging, or charging before use - it's always ready. Highly recommended for disabled or energy-compromised gardeners everywhere, or just if you're a weakling! Well done Bosch!