A couple of weeks ago my primary weed eater broke down. I took it to the local repair shop to get fixed and the mechanic notified me that it would be at least a week before he could get to it. I was going to need a trimmer before that for my small lawn company. So I went to the hardware store and bought a Homelite weed eater.
Initially, I wasn't very impressed with the Homelite. After purchasing it, I took it out to my truck to get it started and couldn't get it running. After awhile, I realized that there were starting instructions on the shaft of the trimmer for starting the unit. Once I followed those simple directions it started right up.
Now it was time to test it out on a lawn to see how it would hold up compared to the commercial models I was accustomed to using. After completing a lawn with the Homelite weed eater, I was pleased with the power and the overall comfort. It did very well with basic trimming and edging, but if I got into some thick weeds or brush, the head had a tendency to spin off.
The only other problem I had with the trimmer is that by the end of the day, my arm was very sore. This never happened when I just used the unit for a short time, only after a full day's work. The trimmer, however, is not intended for commercial use. For a homeowner that will be using it once a week, the Homelite weed eater works great.