The Black & Decker HT18 Hedge Trimmer has a 3.5-Amp motor for trimming branches up 5/8-inch. It has a 18-inch dual-action blade that gives up to 40-percent less vibration than single action blades and cuts cleanly and comfortably. It has a full wrap-around front handle that provides a comfortable gripping area in all cutting orientations. The pre-hardened, rust-resistant steel blades stay sharp longer. Its lightweight, compact design is easy to use and causes less user fatigue. It has a lock-off switch that prevents accidental start-up, and cord retention that prevents accidental unplugging. Backed by a 2 year warranty.