The BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* 18 in. cordless pole hedge trimmer is the ideal choice for trimming tall hedges and shrubs, as well as pruning over and around obstacles. At only 7.7 lbs., it’s lightweight and provides the stability and control you need to make precision cuts. The 180-degree, 5-position pivoting head allows you to trim the top and bottom of a hedge, or even behind it with precise, level results. Because trimming hard-to-reach spots can be strenuous work, this easy-to-operate cordless pole hedge trimmer is designed with your comfort in mind. Its 18 in. dual-action blade cuts quickly and easily through branches up to 7/16 in. thick. Reliable reach – This cordless pole hedge trimmer offers an innovative rust-proof fiberglass shaft, with sections that securely interlock to provide a strong connection. All together, the trimmer gives you a usable length of 6-1/2 ft. and up to an 11 ft. trimming height to access taller and hard-to-reach branches.**. *Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18 volts.