I worked for a friend of mine today who happens to be in the same business, actually been in it for a lot longer than me (Since I am only going into my 4th month on my own). To make a long story kind of short, he had a Shindiawa (sp) LE231 that he had a problem with since he bought it and it only had about 10 hours on it and he simply did not want to deal with it anymore. I got it for $75 which I just deducted out of my pay. It starts up no problem when it is cold but if you stop it when hot it wont start at all or it takes forever to get it going! I went ahead and changed out the champion plug for a new NGK and we will see how that does. I am thrilled because all I had before today was my split boom edger/hedger/pruner so now I have a dedicated edger.