I gave it a 1-star rating because it truly sucks as a gardening tool. It doesn't have the power to cut even baby grass, it would just tangle up around the end. It really was more effort to try and use it than to extend my arm and pull the grass/weeds by hand. BUT there is a positive, if you're on the prowl for a white elephant gift, this gem is perfect!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend