hi all, I wanted to ask some advice. I know I will get a variety of answers, so I am just asking for YOUR particular reason for your answer. I have been in business for a while, and started out using old trimmers that I had. An old Poulin that I think came from a Walmart, and an old Roybi that I picked up at the local dump. I put a new spark plug in it and fired up. All I have done to these items is replace string. Now I am looking to buy new. I have a dealer less than two miles from me that deals in Sthil, Shinandowa, and Husky equipt. A few miles away is a place that deals with Echo. I am torn about what manufacurer to go with and what items to start with. But would like to stay with one of these since they are local for service. Have had Items serviced at both in the past (plows and mowers) and had good experiences although the closer seems more in line with approprate prices. Hence I am probably not as interested in Echo unless someone changes my mind. Like I said I have been in business a little more than a year, have some decent accounts, but basically work part time. I have no problem expanding, and am always looking for work , but I do not plan to EVER be one of the 90 hour a week guys. Do this for extra money to help the wife an I get by, and beacuse I enjoy the work. But if we cut some corners we can live on her salary alone. Therefore I have some cash to put into this, but do not want to spend a fortune at once. Any opinions would be appriciated, reasons why you prefer the items you use, or other coments. I am also interested in hearing from people that use the powerheads with interchangeable components, and how you like them, longevity etc. I do not know a heck of a lot of the technical stuff about them, though I am very mechanical and like to do things myself. I look forward to repsonces Thanks to all!!