Black and Decker ST1000 9-inch 1.8 AMP grass trimmer is not the best. I bought this product for my dad to work around the lawn and trim the grass. I read the reviwes before I bought it and I tried to make the correctpurchace but it seems like I did not focuss on the important few things. Although the price is cheap but also th eproduct. The equipment forst of all does not come with an electreic cords. So you wait for theproduct and once you get it you realise that it does not have cord so you have to go shope for elecric wires. The product is also has a plastic handles and it looks like a toy not for a heavy duty use. The machine is still sitting in my dads garage because I bought this product on line and I am not ready to go through the hassle of going to the post office to return it and I had not time to buy the electric connection. Next time I will get a cordless device and pay more attention the material which the machine is built of. I have no idea how the product cuts since I did not get it to work yet.