Hey Everyone! I have been using Maruyama string trimmers since 1994. Our local Maruyama dealer down here shut down a few years ago. The closest Maruyama dealer now has some distance between us. I recently purchased a Shindaiwa T-270 since I have heard how wonderful it is. Yes, it is a great machine until you flip it over and try to edge with it. Then it boggs down bad. I have adjusted the carburetor's idle and the motor still boggs. Does Shindaiwa just have a disorientation problem altogether? Has anyone here ever purchased a Shindaiwa trimmer, only to return it to the store a few days later because of this sort of problem? This one is going back. I'm calling tomorrow morning to that distant dealer. Maruyama for me! I should have known, if it ain't broke don't fix it. P.S. I do love Stihl for hedge trimmers!