Is anyone using either string trimmer left handed? The guard on the 12" model is offset and in the way

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Wow, I never thought of that!  This may make a good suggestion for the Ego team, to make available a guard that facilitates left handed users.

Although, I do remember reading a review of another string trimmer that rotates counter-clockwise, opposite the direction of most string trimmers.  This person was right handed and complained that the direction of the string caused all of the cuttings to fly into his legs.  I imagine this would be a problem for a clockwise rotating trimmer operated by a left handed person?
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Yes is does. I've learned to live with it. Now I'm curious what the other trimmer was. I was just hoping for a guard that could be located in the middle.
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Unfortunately the ego carbon fiber trimmer can not be used bye a left handed person. . For one upside down for edging the control can't be activated bye a left hander also the trimmer head rotates the oposite rotation from a gas powered trimmer.. tossed the debris in front of you instead of backwards
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Gas trimmers are all made for lefties then? ;-)
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The clockwise/counterclockwise rotation is an interesting debate. People definitely have their preferences.

I hadn't really thought about it until I switched from the original 15-inch trimmer to the multi-tool trimmer, which rotates the way gas trimmers do.

I quickly discovered I much preferred the way the carbon fiber trimmer rotates. I like the debris being thrown out ahead of me rather than back all over my feet!

I'm right-handed, but I use the trimmers either right- or left-handed, depending on which part of my yard I'm in. I find they work just fine either way, apart from the edging, as Bill said.

In other threads I've voiced my dismay at how many Ego tools seem to be designed just for right-handed people. The safety lock on the multi-tool powerhead is a good example. It can be used left-handed, but it's not as easy.

I do think the engineers need to make a greater effort to design tools so they're ambidextrous. 
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