i have an echo that i like a lot. i don't have a lot trim work all year, just a lot in about a months time. what i like about my echo is, after 11 months of sitting it starts on the second pull every year for the last 5 years.<p>----------<br>thats my 2 cents, <br>mike
I would recommend Tanaka, they are a lot lighter than the Stihl trimmers and less expensice.........I am a Stihl fan all the way on everthing else but those things tend to get real heavy after an hour or so. If its routine maintenance your doing go with the lightest ones you can find, if its heavy stuff go with the Stihl.<p>Homers opinion
I just bought a Maruyama hedge trimmer. It is great. Cuts like a hot knife through butter. Can't speak for all of the other brands but this is great. I looked at the Husky as well and choose this one because it weighed less and was less bulky. <p>I have a Husky string trimmer and would not trade it for anything else. <p>Try em out before you buy. <p><p>----------<br>Jeff<br>
I just bought a Stihl HS-80 and it pretty much glides through anything. It's heavy, though. I do like the rotating handle. Runs like a charm.<p>FWIW, Consumer Reports (don't laugh) rated both the Stihl and the Husky hedgers at the bottom of their gas hedger ratings. <p>They suggest the $120 Weedeater brand or the $250 Echo 1500.