I may catch heck for telling you this, but sears saved my life early in my carreer.
Craftsman is not commercial equip. but I know from experience it WILL hold up well if you take care of it.
Get a self-propelled for around $300.00, a weedeater when you need one $150.00 +-
And any other hand tools you need get from them also, I broke 3 rake handles in 5 years and always got free replacements.
When you get bigger get better equip