Perfect for trimming hedges, bushes, and shrubs, this electric trimmer from Black & Decker combines a lightweight, easy-to-handle design with an efficient 2.8 Amp motor for reliable performance. Featuring a pre-hardened, rust-resistant, durable steel, 17 In. blade, the TR017 provides 3,500 cutting strokes per minute and cuts through branches up to 3/8 In. thick, so it expertly handles your landscaping needs. It also boasts a host of features that make operation a safe, enjoyable experience. First, a lock-on switch allows for uninterrupted run-time, while a lock-off switch guards against unintended start-ups--a real asset for those with young children. Additionally, a convenient cord retention system eliminates accidental unplugging while you're working. The TR017 also comes fully assembled and ready to trim right out of the box.