Hey guys. Thought I'd just report on my new purchase. Went to the local Stihl dealer today to take a look at the new trimmers. I was looking at all the choices I had to get a split shaft trimmer and/or how to get an edger. I went in set on an FS 85 RT. Dad thought they were too expesnsive. Mind you I was only looking today and wasn't planning to buy. Anyway, they made me look at the residential. I'm such a sucker to salesmen besides, I know the guy personally and my dad was there with me so I couldn 't chew the guy for making me look elsewhere. So I didn't like the residential P.O.S's and I wouldn't settle for them. We looked at the FS 55 RT, the residential. Didn't like it. Cheap air filter and the like. I said no. Then, I looked at just an edger. Well that was B.S. because the commerical ones were $350, and I wanted an edger AND a trimmer. So we got back to the FS 85 RT. He didn't have one on display so he went and got one. I checked the balance and weight. PERFECT. I was sold with how much more reach. The 'ol Homelite is so short that even me (5'2") has to stoop to use it and it hurts my back to do the large properties. Dad finally said "Well, is that the one?". Obviously I said yes. Ordered the edger attachment for it. I'll be using the trimmer tomorrow and will report on the performance. It'll be my first commercial trimmer so I'm really excited about it. This has definately been the year for me. I'll make way over my goal for this year and will hopefully be upgrading EVERYTHING commerical next year. All I need to replace next is the 21" or get a used 36". Are there any tips for using an edger that I should need to know? Any easy ways of doing it? Thanks guys!