I've got a line on a NEW in box Shindaiwa T-270 string trimmer. From what I think I know, this is a pretty good trimmer that will do everything I could ever want to do...trim grass (residential), heavy-thick grass/weeds, brush clearing, and able to accept a blade for some heavier brush. Where am I wrong??? I really don't need it for alot of "heavy use"...but I'm always one to buy the bigger, more powerful piece of equipment to get the job done. I believe this unit is discontinued and has been replaced with the T-272 which is supposedly equipped with more emission control stuff that zaps it from power. Is this true? Which is the better trimmer...the 270 or 272...and why??? I won't be using this every day for commercial purposes. Instead, it will be used when I do my bi-weekly residential yard mowing. I may also have to (occasionally) use it to care for another yard or two (neighbor and MOM). Will I be happy with this trimmer (T-270) ??? What's NOT to like about it??? Would I be happier with a Shindaiwa T-260 ??? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!