For the last 15 years I have been using Shindaiwa T 270's or T 350's. Who makes something trully more powerful than a T 270 that is reliable. I just bought a Kawasaki KBL 34, it is going back to the store monday morning. My T 270 will mop the floor with it in power. The Kawie is 33 cc and I am not impressed real lean cold natured and I found the REmaxes were similar, is it me? Everything is so lean it does not want to run. These people who have only been in the business for 5 years do not know anybetter! When I see post that state ECHO makes a good trimmer I am like no ECHO used to make a descent trimmer 10 or 20 years ago.