A friend of mine bought 2 trimmers (used ones), and a new one last season.
He always liked them because they are super light-weight.
Tried to put a brush blade on it, and lasted 1 day. Always heard the motor was made by Robin.
That's the wierd thing. One of the used one's he bought(not from any dealer), he took it to Makita, and they put on a new gear head and never charged him. (have yet to figure that out)
First time he ever went in there, just another stranger off the street. (they knew he didn't buy it there, and was old and wore out (ran comm. for many years..by another LCO)
Later he went back, and bought 2 clutches/drums, and I changed them for him.
I know what my Shind. dealer want's for a gear head (80.) and no telling what they would want to put it on (5 mins. job, tops)