I use Echo hedge trimmers for light work and the heavy duty Marayuma's for major cleanups. The marayuma's are to heavy to use all the time and the Echos are poorly made and blow gearboxes. Who makes a light well made hedge trimmers? The Marayumas are by far the toughest I have used, you can use them to cut a tree down but just to heavy. THANKS!! ECHO quality has gone down, I have so much of it that it saves money on parts when I recycle but the products are not very good in my opinion.