I just got 2 trimmers i would give away. I have bought 2 trimmers, 2 chainsaws, and a handheld blower in the past 2 years all of which have given me a load of problems the chainsaws i have already goten rid of. The blower i am hangering in there w/ it has only been back 3 times and only, won't start, somtimes. Sorry to get you Stihl fans worked up, i am just not a fan of them. I don't really have any brand to throw my vote too, it just isn't them.