Well, after pulling a bone-head move and backing over my practically new Stihl FC110 edger and uterly destroying it, I went to buy another one. I went to a different dealer than the one I usually use to kill some time while the wife was shopping nearby. I had all intentions of buying another FC110 until the Honda HHE31CA caught my eye. The salesman and I started talking and he convinced me to take it out back and demo it. I was totally blown away by the true 4-stroke engine. This thing has a unbelievable amount of torque. When I finished with the edger I tried the trimmer, same story, fantastic torque and breadth of power. So now the transition from Stihl to Honda is on. Also, talk about easy to start, WOW 1-2 pulls and it's alive. That's a little from the Stihls.