I don't want to know about all the other trimmers available as these 2 brands are about the only ones available in my area that I am interesed in. Of the dealer sold lines, there are maybe a total of 4 brands available in my area. I was wondering between Echo and Maruyama, which one may be the best. I currently use Echo, but a mower dealer just started selling Maruyama and happens to be 15 miles closer than the echo dealer. I have been told (not by the dealer) that Maruyama is comparable if not better than Echo. Just wondering what your experience may be?