I was never fan of Husq and got there new trimmer and only 2 pulls and started up. The idle was high for about a min but I throttled it lightly and went back down. The pull is great versus my echo SRM series. Its got alot of torque for its size and is smooth but when it idles its kinda shaky. It runs clean and I put my hand near the exhuast and didn't smell or stain my hand. The foam filter is about 3 turns before it opens and it is placed on top of the trimmer. It very light with the guard off and it remind me of the Shindys T230 or T260 models. I use echo syn blend and 89 Octane. For $259.00 the Husq is pretty good.