Picked one up today for $300. Think it might be a little underpowered. Will give it some more use before make judgment. Was very light and balanced though. Would not use for heavy stuff, but I know that its not a heavy trimmer. Would like to hear from others. I was using the very crappy line that comes with it. Will load some 095 gator line and give it some more use. Would like to hear from other 242 owners. Also would like to hear about the Shindawa 260. Thank you.