When I first started My buisness. I made a few really dumb mistakes. I really didn't know if the bus would well so I scrimped on equipment. I bought a few cheap hand held blowers a homelite 32cc pos that lasted 6 months a mcullough that lasted about the same. A poulan chainsaw pos was crap from the day I bought it. A poulan hedge trimmer pos replaced in about 6 months, a sears hedge trimmer pos, and the worst one yet a Cub Cadet hedge trimmer. Save yourself some time and money in the long run don't buy cheap equip. Stay away from Poulan, Sears, and Cub Cadet. The cheapest equip that works that I have found is echo definetly not the best but last awhile.