I bought this hedge trimmer to cut a hedge about 50 yards long, this usually takes me about 2 hours with my old electric trimmer. I have just cut the hedge with my new trimmer and it took me less than thirty minites and it looks fantastic. It is easy to start and works really well. The only downside that I can think of is that you have to keep turning the machine off to check the fuel as it does not have a see through tank. For the money, this machine is hard to beat.