Yep Axxe55 - Although it is off-topic, I had an Echo weedeater that was awesome. Even got driven over by a truck - I didn't do it - and it kept working for years. I'd preferably buy a Stihl chainsaw, but the one I used (Farm Boss) was a bad-ass and felt like it - very heavy case. The Echo's with the same bar length were a lot lighter. I just inherited a 16" Husqvarna - it's been sitting on a shelf with gas in it for years. Going to try to resuscitate it - right after I get that 9mm case stuck in my sizing die out.
Same here on both counts. Echo trimmer works like a charm. I use the canned pre-mix gas and it fires up quick and runs like a scalded dog. I’ve had zero trouble with it.
I also have a Sthil 12” arbor saw that runs great.
Either brand is quality and I’d buy either again. That Stihl saw is the best I’ve owned.