I currently use a craftsman 22" hedge trimmer. It was fine when I just did an occasional hedge, but now I need more power. I trim a lot of fine leafed holly shrubs (don't know the name) and I end up trimming with hand shears because they're too stringy and tough. There's a Stihl dealer close and he's got one around $279 I think it's a 22" and either a 32 or 35cc (don't remember). Anyone have a good recommendation? And by the way, Lawngodfather if you're out there I'd like to know your secret. How do you have so much time during mowing season to read and answer so many posts?