This particular trimmer, the Black and Decker LHT2436B would be best suited to those of us who already have other power tools in the B&D stable that also uses the 36 volt battery required to power this hedge trimmer. A saving can be gained by sharing the battery.
The Tanaka hedge trimmer is another serious contender for those in the commercial hedge trimmers market and if your in a carb-compliant state, then the Tanaka HTS-2530PF may be your answer. Gas powered with a 24 cc, 1.3 h.p PureFire low emission engine and a 30 inch single sided blade puts a professional trimmer in your hands.
Commercial hedge trimmers as the name applies is designed for profession use although it would make an excellent purchase for anyone with a lot of hedge cutting to do and the echo gas hedge trimmer is no exception. A pro hedge trimmer is built to last longer and do that much more work than the normal domestic hedger.