After using a high priced commerical redmax trimmer for about the last 6 years, it finally died the other day. I was going to buy another high priced commerical trimmer by one of the local Mower shops, but instead I decided to buy the most expensive homeowner trimmer from home depot. The model number is an Echo SRM-230 and was priced at $269.00. It is still a very high powered trimmer. I decided to do this because they offer an extented warranty for 2 years for $39 extra that covers anything that ever happens to it. I feel like this was a better move, because Mower shops do not offer this kind of extended warranty with their commerical equipment, and if something did happen to it, I wouldn't have anything to do, but have it repaired for probably a high price. Does anybody else do this out there?