This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Power head string trimmer vs carbon fiber powerload trimmer
For example, the "rapid reload" looks pretty simple, so I'm not sure what advantage the "powerload" head brings to the table. How often does one load line, anyway (weekly, seasonally, etc.)? Can anyone elaborate on this?
Comments have been made regarding lighter weight having an advantage, but it turns out that the carbon fiber models are only a few ounces lighter which I believe is insignificant. One has to purchase carbon fiber to get the "powerload" feature, however. 2 pounds of weight can be saved by going with the 2.5A battery instead of the 5.0A battery. Is the two pound weight saving significant enough to choose a model with the smaller battery?
I'm planning on getting the pole saw attachment, so I could go with the interchangeable head model (with 5A battery) and add the pole saw attachment, or I could get the "basic" string trimmer (with 2.5A battery) and add the pole saw attachment and interchangeable handle. Both of these packages would be about the same price -- one would give me the lighter 2.5A battery. I could also opt for the carbon fiber if the "powerload" feature is indeed significant.
I see this as the beginning of a system to eventually include lawn mower and a blower or two.
Thanks very much for any comments and recommendations!