Simply a case of you get what you pay for. Makita is consistently tops when it comes to tools...and this is no exception. Wonderful tool!!!
best trimmer i've used--
works "freely", well balanced and light weight for its size. Was purchased because batteries just do not make it for our large yard and the gas powered was getting too heavy over time----
Needed a high perfomance drill that was electric. Wanted a corded variety as the cordless did not work as well. This was everything I wanted. Great product