I am new to the site and have spent a few hours going through the threads for trimmers. I'm very impressed with the sheer volume of good info. Now I have a good idea of what question to ask...... Q: Currently using an old weed eater brand to trim some commercial and farmland. It is a HORRIBLE unit! Always chokes, such weak power. So, I went to my local commercial landscapers supply and they have a great store with a nice, knowledgeable salesperson. He agrees the Hondas are too heavy. He himself likes the Echo 210 around the house. Says that the debate between Echo and Shidaiwa is like the Ford vs Chevy debate. I think they both must be pretty good. The store carries Honda, Shindaiwa, Stihl and Echo. So I will buy one of these brands. I am torn between and Echo SRM210 or 230 and the Shindaiwa T230. Any suggestions here for someone who needs a light to medium grade trimmer with no headaches?