Update, I got the Stihl BG86 leaf blower. It is some much better than the Homelite that bit the dust. The Stihl is eaasier to use and make clean up faster. Now my Ryobi trimmer decided to go down. :( Guess it got jealous LOL. Its 12 years old. Sooooo, here I am looking at a new trimmer. First look was the Stihl FS70 now how easy is loading the string? The Echo CRM 225 is a decent machine as well. I have 2 yards that I trim so a heavier duty model is in order.