I have a split shaft husqvarna that is 4 years old, I have the trimmer,edger,pole saw and pole hedger. the pole hedger hasnt been used in about three years or so and I think the shaft is frozen in side it. while sitting at the counter at my dealer, another LCO was sitting next to me and said he has a Sthil pole Hedger he would sell for 100.00 so I said let me see it. well I went ahead and got it Im sure it would have cost atleast that to fix mine and I need it right away. Im a husqvarna guy myself but I like Sthil. So did I do OK.