OK...I've been searching for an extended reach hedge trimmer, gas preferably. But darned near everything with an extended reach is $350 and up from Stihl, Echo, Husq, etc. Articulating heads hit $400 and up.
Stumbled across this yesterday but you couldn't order it and no stock anywhere...kinda like it was place holding or something. Anyway, clock strikes 12 and voila!, now you can order it. At essentially $200 + tax, it's the cheapest I've seen with an articulating head.
Cannot comment on quality. Has only 2 year warranty as opposed to other brands with 4/5 year warranties. Also seems a tad weighty at 17 pounds. As an example, a comparable Stihl, the HL 94, weighs 13 pounds.
Says the trimmer will be avail. for local store pickup 3 - 7 days after order, or you can get it shipped, but the only shipping option avail. to me was freight, which is $$$$$.
Military discount works.
Item description per Lowe's (found the bold part interesting):
The CRAFTSMAN® HT110 gas powered hedge trimmer features a 25cc 2-cycle engine that is lightweight and easy to use. Equipped with 22-in dual action blades and 135 degrees of rotation for premium hedging performance. Users can achieve optimal comfort with the multi-position adjustable handle and 3-ft extension pole for extra reach. The H110 hedge trimmer is attachment capable to convert it into other lawn care products (attachments sold separately).
Its Electric Start Capability eliminates manual pull starts with an electric start drill bit to get to work faster (bit sold separately).