Just saw the new 1"-cut, 24" hedge trimmer.

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For anyone who has used both, is it a big jump up in speed and quality of cutting? Or is it just a barely noticeable difference?  Of course, I understand it should cut larger branches, but does it cut those larger branches with ease?
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Big jump probably not. Nice jump and worth the upgrade yes. It has the same blade speed but the wider opening does help the cut. The blade, although a little better design, still needs improvement. A little better ergonomics and improved motor and yes it does cut larger branches easier.

I use this tool every week at least a few times and sometimes much more.....at $99 bare tool this is a best buy. I think it is the single best tool Ego makes.

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The version I saw was $200 at Home Depot. I think it had a 2.5 battery .I'm retired so the cost is hard to swallow unless it can make my life a whole lot easier then using the current hedge trimmer which I spent a great deal of time with this weekend. 
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I make a living in the lawn care business so marginal improvements are worth the purchase to me. On a tight budget probably not worth the upgrade. Still listed for $99 bare tool on HD website.

Jeremy
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Now I see there is a pole-type 22" 1" cut hedge trimmer.  That would have a lot more usefulness for me, but I can't justify the $300 cost for the power head and the trimmer.  I wouldn't use the power head for anything else.