I am now the proud owner of a Maruyama BCL2250. It is AWSOME!!! I went to my local dealer, and I told him I needed a new string trimmer. He immediately handed me the Maruyama. I told him I had eyes on an Echo. He told me he would not have handed me the Maruyama if he did not think it was good. He has the same exact model that he uses at his home. He said the Maruyama BCL2250 is much better than the Echo. Here is something odd, remember the Weed Eather Featherlite SST with i dual line head I told you about that I own? It has outlasted my GreenMachine GT20!! My mamma loves that ol Weed Eater! lol But I have to start it for her.