I just figured out that I need to buy a string trimmer before next weekend. Echo and Stihl are available nearby. Haven't yet handled any in person, but thinking about the Stihl FS 55 R, Echo SRM 225, and any others around $200 to $250. This will be an occasional-use trimmer, but when it gets used it will see some heavy $#!+.
Ordinarily I would troll craigslist for something used, but since the need is great and since my wife will also use this and she knows noting about using power tools...
Any thoughts on these?