OK, my FS85 croaked on me again on my last lawn of the day, which was after-hours of course. Failed to crank. Carb is flooding it to death again best I can tell. Fuel is leaking from the carb and misting out the exhaust as I yank on it. It started this after I rebuilt the carb and I resolved it by tinkering on the needle valve assembly. But now that it's back again, I must do something because I have not had time to shop for replacements of my backups, which have also croaked recently while backing up the frontline stuff. Now, I'm sure someone will say to just slap a new carb on it. Well, I would have gladly just done that to begin with instead of rebuilding it. But nobody keeps carbs in stock around here, and with the rain delays this week.... I can't wait on them to order one. I'm sure that with a new carb it will be fit to return to front line duty again. So I'm rather confused as to what to replace it with for now or what route to take. I've really been meaning to go shopping for several handheld items. Trimmer, edger, hedge clipper, saw, ect. But I just haven't had the time. So I'm sorta stumped about what to go grab. I've considered searching for a leftover 85 and have nervously considered 4-Mix. First I thought about getting a new Stihl edger and swapping on the old trimmer gear head until the new carb arrives for the old FS85. End result being that I would have a reliable trimmer again later and a new edger. Then I began to consider the Kombi-System from Stihl which would run several quick-attachments like the trimmer, edger, hedge clipper, broom, saw, ect. But after some online shopping it seems all the hedge clipper attachments are long reach. So I cringed a little (loyal to stihl) and headed over to Echo's site to check out their PAS system, as Echo has been equally good to me so far. So I'm looking at the Echo attachments to see if any of their hedge clipper attachments look more short reach... and it appears they do. But then I'm not so sure I want to go the attachment route for a hedge clipper... and then I'm surf-shopping all kinds, sorts and brands of handheld stuff... and now I basically just TOTALLY CONFUSED. SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!!! I need to put a trimmer in the field NOW, even if just until a new carb arrives. Other considerations are: I would also like to add a new edger, maybe a 4-Mix. I would also like a new hedge clipper, for mostly smaller shrubs. I might would also like to try a power scythe or reciprocator for slope slashing.