I bought it yesterday July the 2nd and today I have cleared almost 1/2 an acre of highly overgrown weeds. briars, small trees saplings and a jungle of a field I am very happy with it and the pole saw attachment except it does vibrate at high speed after using for an hour 1 tank of fuel have to give hands a rest as they do get tired but it works flawlessly
Purchased this for my husband. Beats the string style.
After unpacking and doing the minor assembly (carefully following all directions), I tried to start it after filling with fresh, mixed gas. It took 12 pulls before it fired up. But the next few times, it started on the first or second pull. It's loud and heavy but does a wonderful job. I am not disappointed with this purchase. Use the shoulder strap!