Well, after i got done landscaping today i had 3 hedge trimming jobs to do, with quite a bit of bushes. and i got sick of my home verison electrial one, so i went to my dealer and bought a Echo HCR 1500... and BOY oh BOY I LOVE this thing! its great, and i really like how the handle swivles. its great, i cut my time more than half! i trimmed bushes for 5 hours, and it already paid for itself!!! its going to make me quite a bit of money for next jobs. I paid $318 with tax.