Either brand is fine. My advice would be to buy the strongest or best engine when buying a stick edger. We have a redmax 3060. I say the best engine because you may have to go through some thick sod or overhang and the better engine will help accomplish this. It may cost a little more but trust me it will save you time and get better results. They'll last longer too. We use ours alot on bed edging. We weed wack to outline our edge and then use the stick edger to help define it and cut into the edge and then we use the spade to make a good cut. On a slight angle. Of course
Love the stick edger. Saves a lot of room!