Bought a redmax stick hedger today. The one w/ the long reach and articulating head. Bought it cuz I got a job to hedge a lot of tall wax myrtles. I just went with redmax cuz my exmark dealer sells them. One thing I am worried about though is their air filter.....it's just a pice of foam! How can that protect the engine from anythng. It does have the advantage of being cleanable more so that the usual filter type(more maintenance), but I'm not sure that would keep out really small debri, dust, etc. that could hurt the engine. Am I just being paranoid or do those of you who either own one or have seen one feel the same way? And what do you guys think of the stick hedgers and the ones by redmax? LATAZ!!!