New hedge trimmer (echo vs. stihl)...
I went to one of my local shops and they have (I believe) the stihl HS45, which seems like a good trimmer. I was set to buy it, but decided to look online for opinions and it seems the consensus is that echo makes a better trimmer for less money. Lighter and better working, etc.
Is this the case? I did not see any echo's in this store, although I know he carries that brand so I am sure he could order it. My main concern is that I do mostly privet hedges and the new grown can be very delicate or soft. The stihl seems like it may be too heavy duty and more so for rougher stuff. Although I am sure the same holds true for the echo/s.
Although I may be dead wrong as I have only used electric thus far. I am excited to get a gas powered one, but was wondering what your opinions on it was? I don't mind spending upwards of 300, but I need a machine that will do a good job on light to medium duty trimming. Weight is not that big of a concern for me.
Thanks a lot for the help!