I really like my Makita - very light (9.3 lbs), descent size (24+ cc,1.3 h.p.), very durable and comfortable. However, I have to use .080 line as apposed to .095 line - the head speed drops with the .095 diameter. While my trimmer has NEVER failed (4 yrs.), I do want a new 2nd trimmer. All the good ones (Redmax, Echo, Stihl, Kawasaki, Tanaka, etc.) are located nearby. My question is the h.p. rating important or cubic inches or what? I am tired of having to use the .080 line to achieve engine speed (line breaks prematurely). For what it's worth, the Kawasaki KGT27A (26 cu. in., 10.2 lbs., 1.6 h.p.) is impressive on paper. I know this dog has been hunted many times. But any suggestions will be appreciated.