I am not a handyman. This tool was not used, stored on a shelf for a long time. I cut several pieces of aluminum sheet and small branches of bushes. The blade snapped. The blades could be replaced, but I do not know if this tool came with additional blades and if I have them or do I have to buy new blades. I also do not know where to buy blades. Too much trouble.
Too bad - I expected more.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend