today I was looking at some Husqvarna straight shaft string trimmers as that’s the closest dealer to me. I’ve been using Stihl curved shaft for the entire time I’ve been in business but I want to move to straight shaft now. Anyhow the $200 model (which is my price range) has a huge deflector shield on it. I don’t like it because it’s tough to see the head when you flip the machine on its side to edge. Can’t imagine you could trim a nice perfect edge if you can’t see what your hitting. As you go up in price the deflector shields change shape and size and generally get smaller. Why is that? Anyone have a clue? Also, anyone know if the Stihl models are the same with their shields?