Here's the paragraph is question below. The part I'm talking about is in bold.

Festool has a reputation for producing expensive tools that provide benefits the other brands either lack or end up chasing down. Superior dust collection, clever ergonomics, precision adjustability, unique time- and labor-saving features, a system-based approach to design, and even careful consideration of the tools' Systainer carrying cases, all speak of a design attention lavished on their products that you simply don't see from most manufacturers these days.

Is the writer trying to shorten time-saving and labor-saving or just adding labor to time-saving? I understand what he's trying to say in general but I was a little confused with the construction of this sentence.


"unique time- and labor-saving features" ---> "unique time-saving and labor-saving features"

It is quite a common device.

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    A common time- and labour-saving device. – user867 Aug 3 '15 at 0:05
  • @user867 - Haha! :-D – chasly from UK Aug 3 '15 at 0:15

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