Greetings everyone! New member here so I cordially welcome any hazing or ritualistic initiation new members deserve. Also wanted to thank everyone for all the great info I've already gained from reading previous posts. That said... ...this is my first one. I'm really interested in picking up a power reel mower. My dad used a McLane back in the '70s and I was relegated to a wood handled prison pusher when it was my turn to mow. I've used a Honda Harmony II since 2000 and it's served me well but it's time to graduate. I looked at new Tru-Cut and McLane mowers, both R/H and C/P versions and have also come across some older, but venerable Trimmers. IMHO, of the three brands, based purely on "feel," I'd love to get a Trimmer. Unfortunately, I haven't located any new or relatively recently built used units here in SoCal so I'm planning on calling Evergreen Turf in WA today to check the status of the new generation that's apparently being built per this thread: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=378074 I mean, look at this thing! It's gorgeous! However, part of me longs for the nostalgia of picking up an old, venerable Trimmer and restoring it. I found a couple 25" Commercial models locally and wanted to get your opinions on them. Candidate #1: Honda Motor Asking Price $600 Candidate #2: Kohler Motor Asking Price: $450 I have no idea what I'm getting into here other than I've got St. Augustine and a jonesing to cut it with the proper equipment. Assuming $$$ was no object, which way would you go: new or vintage?