Just got in a couple new trimmers a SRM 260S and SRM 280S. All I can Say is I am taking the left over 260S back and getting another 280S. Im getting ready to take the guard off and go hit some brush and get a few pics. I cant figure out how to resize yet so give me a few. The 280 feels way better than the 260 and feels about the same weight. $379 vs $299 but its worth the extra $80.