Might be getting a new one. My old Echo SRM2400 trimmer has been having a few problems. I had to get a new choke lever last week and 2 days ago the trottle started sticking and I am having to get a new throttle assembly ordered. This is about $55 of stuff plus I just bought a new head for it so about $75 total just in the first month of this summer. What are the best brands out there for the price right now. I used to hear about Stihl and Echo (which I own), but more recently I have been hearing a lot about Shindawa (supposidly really, really good), Redmax, Maruyama, etc. Since my trimmer was in the shop, I borrowed my friends Husqvarna trimmer. Its much better than my Echo, not even close. Its very light (all of theirs are aparently, I looked online and they are all 9.0 or 9.9 lbs) and fairly powerful. Its noticable lighter than my Echo and I haven't gotten tired from using it yet. It has similar power, but maybe not quite the torque. It seems like it cut through grass easier, especially when edgine. Anyway, Shindawa is interesting as well because of their loaner program. I don't know of any other trimmer company that offers that. And in all honesty, I have been doing some research and I haven't found a more powerful trimmer for the weight than the Husqvarna models. Any ideas?