im not in the lawn business, i just do some repairs on the side. this allows me to own stuff you would have thrown out years ago. i cut my grass with a cub cadet 124, vintage 1969, back when they were made by international harvester. my trimmer is a $99 straight shaft ryobi, have a trim mower that i garbage picked...some department store brand. also have an mtd 5 horse 2 stage snowblower, its the fifth blower i've owned, never paid a cent for any of them. of course, i have to "field test" repairs every so often, like when i need a pole saw or hedge trimmer. being a mechanic helps my friends, because how many hours at shop time can you put in a $200 chainsaw? and in return, my driveway is always getting leftover gravel.