Just another wonderful addition to the world of 18 volt LXT tools. No vibration, cuts are clean and fast, does not bog down with thicker branches, and extremely light. I have around 100 feet of hedge and other ornamental topiaries and It doesn't even need a battery swap. Very pleased with this hedge trimmer. Permanently replaced a ryobi hedge trimmer attachment I have. Bought the Makita blower 18vx2 as well. Extremely happy with that also. Way to go Makita!