Stihl FS 90 - Holy CR@&!!
So I went out today and picked up a Stihl FS 90 from my local dealer. I've been looking around for a replacement for my cheap HD John Deere trimmer. Walked in the door and the FS 90 was on sale for $50 off. Didn't even hesitate.
Got it home, fired it up and wow what a difference! It has what Stihl calls a 4-mix engine. It's still a two stroke, but supposedly has more power and torque. All I know is that it ran much more smoothly than the Deere (Homelite, I think), and handled the same stuff with less effort. Solid driveshaft and will handle a number of accessories.
One thing the rep told me was to be sure to use 89 octane gas.