I have put off buying a new hedge trimmer mainly because the local dealers don't stock Shindaiwa hedge trimmers. I was at a dealer out of town about a year and half ago. I picked up a Shindaiwa, what I thought was a DH230-24 double sided and they felt pretty comfortable to me. I noticed, however, they say they are like 13 pounds. They didn't feel that heavy. It's got me thinking I picked up the "Homepro" model. I was sure it was the DH230 though. The ones I picked up didn't feel a whole lot heavier than the old Echo 1500's we had. What's the deal? Are they that heavy and just well balanced? Or is the the 13 lbs BS I know someone reading this has one, whatya think of em.