Hey Everyone, I have been reading all I can , and i think this forum is fantastic and loaded with great information. I am currently in the market for a trimmer and backpack blower. I currently have a stihl bp blower that is a few years old and I am having trouble with it. A friend told me about shindaiwa and though I have heard of them, I am not sure of the quality. I did a search and actually have an authorized dealer and service center within 5 miles of my house. Any insight or personal knowledge of Stihl and Shindaiwa would be greatly appreciated. As of now, I am not sure what to buy. Thanks in advance for the help.