Well i am tired of lugging my big old JOnsered 40 and 60 cc trimmers / brush cutters around as they weigh a ton, but work fantastic, but with the added weight and size they are, it has lead me to put off triming more than i should have. I had been looking at another light in weight and light duty trimmer, but I just had problems buying from the big box stores, or buying the Troy Built, Cub Cadet, Bolens, or the Ryobi and Echo models.....Other than Echo which I am not fond of in particular, the others just seemed like clones of each other. I had looked at a Husky, but passed. Was all set to buy a Stihl FS45, as it is super light and is easy to work onehanded, last week for $149.00, but the dealer had them on sale at $124.95, so this morning I picked one up and gave it a work out. I managed ot go through two fills of the spool (2 x 6' each fill) until I got all the neglected trim done, and some if it should have been bush hogged long ago.......It never missed a beat, my back does not suffer from it nor my arms, which was my main reason and problems with swinging the jonsereds, as I have bad elbows....Changing line is a piece of cake, just insert into cutter head and turn the knob and wind it in. Super easy. I only used about 3/4 tank of gas (full tank capacity is 300cc), so its pretty miserly with fuel consumption, something my Jonsereds certainly are not bashfull about. I used to have to fill up numerous times with my older trimmers, and they had a larger tank as well. So for now I have to give it a thumbs up but its still pretty new so only time will tell.