do you always buy the best equipment, or do you weigh in other factors like how much usage it will see, severity of the task, etc. i need a long extension hedge trimmer, for just a handful of tasks a year. Ideally, renting one fine, but i hate to work on someone elses schedule. i have nice commercial trimmers, echo, but once in a while i need that little extra. either way i'm going to buy one, new, used, or even a cheaper model. I was in Home Depot yesterday buying clear bags for leaves, and saw a cheap Ryobi EZ attatchment set up. Had the extension trimmer, as well as the chainsaw pruner. I'd love to have those 2 tools, but can't see alot of useage from them. I calculated about $240 for both for this cheapo model... what would the figures be for that in Redmax? My dealer had the redmax trimmer attatchment for just under $300, then you need the unit itself, $$, then the saw attatchment. I always buy the highest quality i can afford, but for certain items, i have to debate it for awhile.