I agree with Meehan re depends on how much you are willing to spend - I have
both corded and cordless trimmers by Black and Decker, and they serve me
well. The cordless is two years old, an 18v rechargeable, mod. no. NHT518,
available at Amazon.com for 79.95 It will trim for about an hour before
needing a recharge. Stays sharp, lightweight, handy.
I think he wants more power than rechargeable, and bigger spaces
between the cutting knives so he can slice through bigger branches,
which is why he likes the Stihl. To be honest B&D are not professional
machines by any stretch.
What is best sot of depends on what you like and need. The best I have
every had is the one I have now. It is a Black&Decker battery model. Works
great, no wires no gas, no starting problems and very little noise. If I
needed it for commercial use all day every day, I doubt if I would feel the
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