Curious as to what you guys are using to prune bushes. I have a combination of gas and electric. Stihl for gas and Echo for electric. I like the electric (keep a generator on the trailer) because it's light and can use it all day without fatigue, but I burn out the motors about every 2 years. My employees like the Stihl because they don't have to worry about cutting cords. All are 24" bars. My dealer has an echo 1500 for $365.00, Home Depot has the same one for a $100.00 less, what's the opinion on the Echo.