I just came back from a dealer playing with all the toys!! I am really impressed with the T282. I really like the balance and it is very light for that engine size. Shindaiwa's stuff seem to be much lighter than Echo. I was actually looking at the pole saw. The Echo is soooooooo heavy!!! Yes they might have the longest pole saw, good luck on using one!!! I held the M2510 with the pole saw attachment that give 10' length to reach about 14'. It is pretty light. I am working on building the coupler to make myself an extension to make it reach 17'. Hey Vance, you want a trimmer thread, you get one!!!!