Vanguard, in what ways did you like the KTR27 more than the T231 by Shindaiwa?We've had a KTR27 on the rack for 3 years no problems what so ever. It a great trimmer for the price, $189-$200. Like it way better then the Shin T231.
We just picked up a Redmax for this season and can't tell how much more I'll like it yet?(super light 2300)
I agree. I love my Tanaka and Echo trimmers WAY over the Kaw! And I bought a Kaw cordless drill last year -- that was crap from day one, I just never went through the trouble of taking it back. No more Kaw products for me! (Except for engines on my mowers, etc.)Get the Tanaka - Kawasaki trimmers are constructed like a child's plastic playtoy. I was interested in the Kawasaki trimmers once too, that is until I saw one up close and held it.
Stick with the well-constructed commercial trimmers like Tanaka, RedMax, Stihl, Shindaiwa, and Maruyama. A lot of guys like Echo too.