I would take an Echo from Home Depot over a Stihl homeowner model any day of the week. I currently have an Echo PAS 266 with the straight edger and a Stihl FS70. The FS70 is the lowest comercial trimmer they made when I bought it 2 years ago. Not sure what you feed your two strokes, but I feed all of mine AvGas and Stihl HP Ultra at 50:1 and have never had to even pull a spark plug on anything. If you can swing the $$ seriously look into the Echo PAS 266 or the 280 if need more power. I have a straight shaft trimmer attachment for the 266 that has never been used, as it is the backup for the FS70. I plan on getting the hedge trimmer and 3ft extension for it in the spring too.