This is my first year and I usually have 20-30 yards I cut each week and they avg about 1/6 acre. I use a $500 lowes John Deer 21 in and a $120 troy built trimmer and a $100 poulon pro blower. I spend about 20-25 hours/week I estimate. No help. For the past several weeks my hands ( mainly the right one) aches in the morning when I wake up, hurts badly when I try to write with it ( at least in the morning ), and has partial numbness at times. It's really scary to me. I got the best equip I could afford, but would commercial equip be much less vibration or better on my hands? I think it may mainly be the trimmer that is causing it cause I find myself switching hands a lot more cause of discomfort. If I bought a commercial trimmer, would that solve it? I started using gloves but maybe they're not thick enough. Any ideas? If I should find a riding mower would that be easier? Any and all help would be much appreciated cause I'm also a musician so healthy fingers are crucial! thanks in advance!