Didn't buy one yet.
I tested one out in the store and I agree.
I'm too tall to hold it comfortably.
The motor was pressing into my rib cage.
It's also expensive - it's $800 for the motor & edger.
I think another brand would suit me better.
I didn't buy it but I'll look around and for now, I'll use my electric edger.
I'm just an average height guy!
Agree about the bending over problem.
Purchased mine and found I was getting a saw back from using the snippet attachment.
Consulted Stihl Aust about any recommendations for ergonomics setup to which they had no information...
I expected much better than this from Stihl, a reputable company.
Stihl replied to me via email.
Great stihl quality, but design could be better
Been meaning to get this for a while, as I'm very happy with the rest of the tools and motor.
Tossing up between the straight and bent shaft models, decided to go with the bent shaft. Aside from the shaft and gearbox, they are almost identical, but one has an offset bent shaft and the blade spins at twice the revs. And is $150 cheaper, which is why I chose it. Reluctantly as the same tool sells in the US and UK for 56% of the Aussie price. This makes me feel ripped off by Stihl. Could have had it delivered to the do...
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Good for average height people
Brought this last year and found that its really hard to use with out bending over a lot, the construction of it is good and price is good for what you get but other than that I could never use it.
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