I have several customers ask again this year about trimming their bushes. I never offered this service so I always referred them to other LCO. This year I decided to start trimming bushes. At this time I plan on buying the Shindaiwa multi-tool powerhead ($170) and the articulating hedge trimmer ($240). My question is how much time and/or how hard is it to trim small low lying round bushes with these long pole hedge trimmers. Do you use one certain angle (i.e 45 degrees or 90 degrees) to trim all around a round bush? I really don't want to buy the standard hedge trimmer since I have several customers that have tall hedges and don't want to use a ladder to trim them. Does anyone make a articulating hedge trimmer that has a short and long pole option so you can get fairly close to the bush like standard hedge trimmers and use a long pole for for the tall hedges?