I'm solo and wanted a backup trimmer (with some added power) for my Stihl FS-80 2-stroke. While I'm unsure as to the advertised power of an FS-80, I find it mostly adequate as it does indeed have more power than my old commercial RM that it replaced. Winter research led me to all the brands and all the choices out there...which is a LOT. Then it hit me. What would be best for me and my customer? Less stench and less noise -> that only a true 4-cycle that runs on straight gas can deliver. The smaller Honda-engined Husky was ruled out due to it not being listed under their commercial trimmers...and I just wanted more power anyways. So, it came down to Honda's 35.8cc vs Dolmar's 33.5cc. I found a Honda HHT35SLTA hanging on the rack of a great local dealer and bought it. http://powerequipment.honda.com/trimmers/models/hht35sltat Pros: seamless POWER, padded handle, easy to start, VERY quiet, power is easily feathered, no smell, sips the fuel Cons: heavy First off, this unit just feels like quality in how the controls operate and how easy it starts. There is a large/wide throttle button-trigger instead of an exposed skinny trigger. While I've never broken a trimmer trigger, I can't see how this button could even be damaged. It utilizes a cable for it's driveshaft as opposed to a metal shaft...as this is supposed to increase shock absorption to the clutch/engine. It revs VERY smoothly. I can carry on a conversation w/o having to raise my voice one iota while this thing is idling. At full throttle it is probably a little louder than an idling 2 stroke (except for the sound of the trimmer-line whirring). Running just off idle makes for the kind of trimming I prefer = low RPM with no carbon buildup. Edging is a dream due to the instant torque. Can't recall even needing full throttle thus far. This thing sips the gas so slowly - like I've never seen. The stock trimmerhead is similar to an Echo in that it takes one piece of line folded in the middle and then wound on. Due to the sheer power I've found that just plain round line works better than the twisted line I was using. WITH the guard and head installed this Honda comes in at 14.8 lbs. Since I don't need to use it trimming all day as a solo, it's not a big deal to me. The Dolmar is 14.7 lbs "without tool and cover". Honda FTW. This is not a trimmer for everybody, especially for an employee...more or less just due to the weight. The abundance of power is not always needed, but it is there in reserve. There are a few times/year (late May/early June) when I do some brush/grass clearing and then I'll really see what this thing will do. For ~$380 I don't think this Honda is overpriced. (Heck, it's just $30 more than the 25cc Honda model) Am pretty sure these can be purchased at HD or perhaps some other big box stores for ~$360 (w/o tax), but I prefer to support my dealer...& for a number of other good reasons. I've not tried Honda's lil 25cc trimmer, but it is available in a Honda HHT25S or a Husky 224L. The claims of these true 4-cycle trimmers paying for themselves in fuel savings coupled w/ no need for 2-stroke oil expense are probably true...though it will take a few years at the rate I use it...but I can see that it will happen in ~5-6 yrs. Both Honda's accept a blade if one wants to go that route. If someone would want to review their 25cc Honda here, it would be most welcome.