The Makita UH5570 is a 550-watt hedge trimmer. Thanks to the handle's clever design, it's suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people. Thanks to the 28-millimeter blade spacing and 55-centimeter blade length, you can easily trim medium-sized hedges with branches of up to 18 millimeters thick. The 1,600 cutting motions per minute ensure that you'll finish your work quickly. Safety has also been considered with this model. The safety clutch prevents the machine from jamming and the electric brake ensures that the blades stop quickly once you release the 2-handed switch. The Makita UH5570 also comes with a blade protection cover, for safe storage.