This redmax trimmer kicks ass. I just got it about a week ago and it powerwise beats my t-230. I still really like the t-230 but have n't used it since. On another note I met a guy that mows in this area does 300 a week with BOLENS trimmers (he CLAIMS they last a year) I think BS. I don't know of any homeowner trimmer lasting a year for a guy that does 20 lawns a week muchless 2400 a MONTH. But he always has a nice new shiney bolens trimmer on the trailer.