I've been researching string trimmers over the past few days, and have narrowed it down to the following: Toro 51974 ($180) RedMax TR2350S ($250) Echo SRM-225 ($220) And just so you guys know, this would just be for my new house which is 2.6 acres, ~50 big trees, with a lawn with lots of weeds (previous owner neglected lawn). Just looking at these 3 as string trimmers alone, my favorite is the RedMax. The reviews around the web (and here on this site) look stellar, and I love the lightweight feel of the unit. As an added bonus, I've got a dealer less than 2 miles from my house. What's holding me up right now is the possibility of attachments on the Toro unit. It will accept the cheaper Ryobi attachments, and you can buy the Toro power head by itself for $100 at Home Depot. I could get a recertified pruning saw for $51, edger for $31, blower for $31, etc (new attachments are slightly more expensive). Adding it all up, I could get a trimmer, brushcutter, edger, pruning saw for $312 + tax. In comparison, the attachment capable RedMax power head is $300 with considerably more expensive attachments (ex - $200 pruning saw). I could easily hit $800 with a complement of attachments comparable to the Toro. Attachments and power heads are slightly cheaper with the Echo models, but I'm still looking at a figure upwards of $700. So after taking attachments into consideration, the Toro looks like a winner. And as luck would have it, my RedMax dealer is also a Toro dealer! Unfortunately, the dealer had no idea that Toro still made gas trimmers. They don't sell them, and they can't order them. You can only get them at Home Depot. This is a huge red flag to me and make me wonder if the Toro gas trimmer is a rebranded Ryobi or something similar? I've heard a lot of bad things about Ryobi, and I'd really prefer something that is a little more reliable. What do you guys think? Do you know anything about the Toro gas trimmers? I need a string trimmer now and the other stuff can wait, but before I buy a RedMax, I'd like to rule out the Toro which may provide me with a great deal of affordable expandability down the road.