I used my Stihl weed eater on two properties and was pretty rough on it. Turned out I had messed the shaft up on it and it was going to cost a lot to fix it. It didn't make sense to put that much into it when I could buy a heavier duty straight shaft model. Well I also had been wanting a pole saw as well. So I decided to go with one of these. Worked some overtime over the last month so that helped pay for it. Thank god for that, otherwise I would have had to remove my arm and leave it there for down payment! It will take a lot of different attachments, but for now I went with the weed eater and pole saw. The pole saw works great! I got a lot of trimming of branches and brush done already. Well, works great when you don't dull the blade on those rocks anyway! Stihl Kombisystem.