Hand-held brush cutters
DW and I are looking for a hand-held brush-cutter. We have about 4 acres of forested land, half of which is on a hillside with about a 20% slope. We need to be able to cut alder, sapling aspen and other brush up to about 1" in diameter. We have no lawn. Since DW loves her Stihl mini-boss chainsaw with the Easy2Start feature, she is naturally looking at the Stihl brush cutters with Easy2Start, primarily the R-55 models. Her main question is which handle-bar system to go with, the loop or the bicycle bar. The salesperson felt that the loop style is easier for a taller person. Since DW is only 5'1" and I'm 5'7", we're thinking the bicycle bar might be best for us. Any opinions on bar style in a brush-cutter/trimmer, especially for smaller people? Any other experiences, advice, etc, regarding brush-cutters is welcome too of course.