I'm likely going to purchase a new edger later today. I have probably owned 15 of them over the years from various manufacturers. I think the Shindaiwa LE260's were always my favorites. They were comfortable, but like everything else they had their flaws. They are pretty much off the list because there are no Shindaiwa dealers in the area that I really buy from. Currently I have a couple of Redmax edgers, but I have never been overly satisfied with them. The clutch went out on one of them last week and I think I might step away from that brand for a while The dealer I will be going to has Redmax, Kawasaki, Tanaka and Husqvarna. I've never owned any Kawi equipment, but I am thinking about the KEL27A...unless someone tells me something that I do not want to hear about them.