I resently purchased a couple new trimmers and thought I would share my experences with you. I have owned several non- commercial models that aren't worth a mention. I have owned the echo 2100 and the 2601 both good trimmers. I purchased a srm260 which took the place of the 2601. It was junk, heavier than the older one, it had carb problems and the rings wouldn't seal. It seems that they changed the cylinder and put the computerized carbs on them. Echo traded me a new srm2400 for the 260. Its heavy and still doesn't come close to the 2601. I blame the problem with echo on the new non-adjustable carbs which are due to the EPA rules. I purchased a sthl 85 pro earlier in the year, its very good trimmer with lots of power, but heavy. I just purchased a Husky 322L, it is the lightest most powerful trimmer for its size I've ever owned. If your in the market for a light weight trimmer that gets the job done check out the husky. I beleive the 325 maybe a little better more power and just a few ounces heavier.