Currently i have a trimmer only and use it to edge and trim. My problem is i have been getting a couple of new yards that the owners did not keep up the edging and it takes me a while to get through it and use a bit more string than i like. I charge them an initial clean up fee to cover it, but i think it is taking too long and think that a good edger would cut the time significantly. Sooooooo, for overgrown thick stuff, i need suggestions. I have a stihl, echo, redmax, and shindaiwa dealer nearby. I have a stihl BP blower and a husky trimmer (love it). Also to consider would be one of the multi attachment types as i do not have a good hedger attachment and i am sure one day my trimmer will go kaput. I only plan on using it for these type properties as i usually do the trimmer once i get it established. Oh, and i tried an echo PE200 a friend had.....NO POWER!!! So, let the suggestions roll folks, looking for user observations, not what ya think you would like stuff...want real world info. Many thanks.