15" String Trimmer with 5A Battery - Too Awkward to Use?

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Will the backend be too heavy?  Note, I primarily use my trimmer for edging beds.  I know there is another option, but I prefer string trimmers.  Can this thing even be rotated into the correct position for edging?

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Going on second season with my Power Head Edger/Trimmer w/5 amp battery.  I'm 65 and not in the best of shape but I use the unit weekly.  I can say it's heavier than the corded B&D dual line trimmer I used for over a decade.  The EGO is heavy but manageable.  It take me about 30 minutes to edge and trim my property.  I have a pool so I have a fence that needs trimming on both sides so that adds about 10 minutes to the job.  I have never used a gas trimmer so I can't compare the weight of the two, I wonder if there are any YouTube videos on the subject.  I know Ego has a shoulder strap but don't know if it works on the P/H, that may help with the load.  But man is the P/H powerful.