I do not want to start a one trimmer is better than another thread. Like I always say go for dealer instead of brand, because all commercial trimmers can make some money. Anyway I bought a kaw trimmer back in Dec just to try out. I have been busy as a one leg man in a but kicking contest the last couple of weeks and have been using the Kaw to break it in. Yesterday I ran a couple of tanks of gas on one job I was at, when I ran out of line I was almost through so I just grabbed one of the Stihl 90's out of the trailer. Holy crap-a-moly what a differance two pounds can make on a trimmer. I wish I had tried the Kaw sooner. My dealer kept telling me he has had great feedback from everyone trying these. By the way my dealer carries Echo, Stihl, Redmax, Husqvarna, Honda and Kawasaki trimmers. I have tried all of these but the Honda, and can say I like the Kaw the best. Now if I can start getting speed-feed heads for these I will be one happy man.