I think that some stihl equipment has bad engineering. some of these are: BR 420: (have owned about a year) - sucks shirts into blower * very dangerous and messes up shirts - fuel tank hard to fill completely full * have to tilt it to fill - back padding won't stay snapped on - can be hard to start and if you flood it, impossible * no reason why it can't start 1 pull - use a makita- 1 pull everytime, everytime - blower tube already broke - vibrations * not extremely bad but can be improved FS 85: (plenty of experience) - heavy - can be hard to start - trimmer head falls apart BG 85 (plenty of experience) - can be hard to start 029 chainsaw (some experience, a few days choppin) - vibrates at idle * goes away when revved but could be improved In saying can be hard to start, I consider four pulls hard to start. These are four pulls after you "know" the piece of equipment too. These stihl products do have some nice features about them. It is these drawbacks that keep stihl from being the best. And I must say that i love the dealer support. Anyone else have any complaints about stihl equipment?