Adrian 5 A friend recommended I try Hitachi Koki. as the battery fits many different tools. I could decide between an engine model or a cordless battery model. Finally I decided to buy the battery model.It’s not the cheapest but the quality is excellent. I’ve been using it for about two months. The 36v battery seems long lasting and delivers enough power. and there is plenty of power for a weekend gardener like myself. As no special tools are required to assemble /disassemble the tool; cleaning is very easy. The tool is a little noisier than I expected but it’s acceptable. So far I’m very impressed and satisfied.