V29958 - Sun Joe 4.5AMP Electric 12" Trimmer & Edger w/ Sharper Blade
Just doesn't do the job
It is lightweight which is what I am always looking for, but, as soon as the "blades' hit a thicker area to cut, they slow right down. I would not recommend this for regular use as a trimmer. Give me a string trimmer any day.
Not So Great
I purchased this trimmer & edger for my husband 2 months ago. When the product
arrived, my husband put it together and tested it. He found that the shield would not stay on properly. After many attempts, the shield kept falling off. So, my husband decided to call the manufacturer to find out what he wasn't doing right. The manufacturer willingly offered to send my husband a replacement trimmer. When the second trimmer arrived, my husband successfully assembled it and took it outside. When he turned the trimmer on, it began to smoke and the motor was very hesitant. So, instead of keeping the second trimmer, he had to send it back. He is still trying to figure out why the shield doesn't stay on. The edging part works well so he decided to keep the first one. I thought this trimmer was going to be helpful , but it has been a "REAL PAIN".I consider it a waste of money because it just doesn't do the job!!!!
This works wonderfully for this 63-year old female. I whizzed through areas of my garden and fence area and only stopped because of summer heat. Took some time to put together but I did it! I am very mechanically challenged and got this together and can operate this just fine. It's now on Clearance and I hope they bring it back next year along with replacement blades (twenty bucks, QVC?). I have used my Sun Joe 3 times, no problems with blade at all but I'd like a back-up. It took a little getting used to and I use extreme caution while operating it. It is NOT a coffee pot and I imagine it could do damage if a user weren't careful or was daydreaming so read safety instructions and warnings very carefully especially assembly, operating instructions and how to dress and protect yourself. Oh, and folks, nobody said this but it is MADE IN AMERICA!
Blades Too Expensive
The trimmer went together easily and works fine. I worked at using it "gently" as the directions say, but I'd used up two blades in an hour and still wasn't finished edging. At $20 a blade, it is too expensive for me.
THis is the best
I probably have 2-3 other electric trimmers that all require the string which is constantly breaking. I love that this has a blade that does not break and is bendable. I just used it this weekend on a backyard filled with vines and weeds. I am partially handicapped and can't stand for long but I found this very easy to use. And the bendable blade worked superbly in tight or heavy duty situations even when it got unexpectedly bent back into the metal frame. I just popped it out and was whacking weeds in seconds. I love this. The directions were generally easy altho I still couldn't figure out how to put the flower guard on but since it's optional I left it off. If you're on the edge about ordering this, don't hesitate.
Great Help with Yard Work
Best trimmer I ever used. Love the edging feature.