Originally Posted by Cavadus
Who's the manufacturer? I was actually heading down to Lowe's to pick up a weed whacker this weekend.
MTD. Stay away from Troy-Built. MTD makes their stuff much the way it makes a lot of Craftsman logo stuff. I recommend the Hitachi trimmer because it is both an awesome weedeater and it has a 7 year manufacturer warranty. Their Husqvarna stuff is OK as well, though bear in mind the cheaper you go the lower quality of product you will get with Husqvarna.
Hitachi Curved Shaft Trimmer
This one and its straight shaft variant (more expensive) are decent engines, biggest problem you will immediately have is that the intake fuel line seems to get brittle and leak very quick after you start using it. Thats about all I have to say negatively about this model. A ver easy fix. "Hears" sells this one too so I've seen a few of em in for that. The Troy Built's I looked at on the Lowes site are mostly MTD garbage. Avoid at all costs unless you can prove it is not MTD.
If you see any Poulon brand, thats a subsidiary of Husqvarna but its their el cheapo brand, they dumbify down their Husqvarna brand and sell it for cheap. Some are OK, most aren't. The highest cost Poulon are simlar in quality to the Cheapest Husqvarna labled products.