I own red max, but I want to try stihl out because everyone says there the best. I had to take my redmax weed eater (which I love) into my mechanic because the effing thing keep flooding and fuel would drip out the carb. Its about 4 years old and I just had the carb rebuilt. I went to adjust the carb and theres no carb adjustment screws, its just set permanently. He gonna try and fix it, but I dont want to depend on it. So Im gonna buy stihl and use it next to my other redmax and compare them. Im also thinking about buying another edger, as mine is having issues. The hole where the screw for mounting the edger head on has been wormed out due to vibration. The head still works, but if I have to edge a lawn for the first time it freaking woobles all over. Also talked to the new Exmark dealer in town and was really impressed. I want a new exmark lazer z, and wb so bad. I drool over the exmark advertisement like some guys do playboy. Its always gotta be something. The enemy of good enough is better.