I have a sthil bg 55 high quality home owner blower that I use a few times a week it gets beat around and abused and is an amazing even though I am profesional they are only 139 new trimmer wise I personaly like my thindaiwa t231 or Redmax 2401 I had a echo 210 a while ago and it was junk
I agree with you being reluctant to buy any more homeowner-grade equipment. I also gave up on that decades ago. But it's not clear to me exactly what you are looking for. Does "trimmer" mean a hedge or a string trimmer? And by "blower", does that mean you want a backpack, a hand-held, or a walk-behind blower?