No shoulder strap!

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I just bought my first EGO string trimmer. I was surprised not to find a shoulder strap included. I've never bought a string trimmer, that a shoulder strap was not included! And then to find out that it was going to cost me another $20.00 to get one.....well, it just felt underhanded. Like a con job. I never dreamed when I was researching, that I should find out if it came with one or not. Never crossed my mind. I know for most people, an extra $20. is probably not a big deal, but for a disabled vet on limited disability income, that's a lot of $. Other than the fact that I can only use it for about 10 min. before i have to put it down, it seems like a very well constructed piece of equipment. Too bad this small thing has left a bad taste in my mouth.
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Kevin Sanders

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Kevin, I’m 42 years old now, most of which I’ve been cutting grass. As a teenager I maintained a few lawns for extra cash with the home owners’ equipment. I can honestly say I’ve yet to see a shoulder strap on a string trimmer.

Perhaps some of those people had straps for their trimmers and didn’t put them on, but regardless, it’s still something that I’ve yet to see. The trimmers I’ve owned and the trimmer my parents owned (a gas Weed Eater model) certainly haven’t had one.

I mean no disrespect; I work with the military and have nothing but the highest respect for those who have served and sacrificed. In Ego’s defense I don’t think that it should be assumed they have to include straps with every tool.

If you have not already, you may want to look into Home Depot’s Military discounts. That may help with your purchase:
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I can honestly say, I've never had a strap included with any of my string trimmers of the past...and I'm older than Blue. I had planned on buying the strap but found I can get by without it. Although, I do admit that the tendinitis and tennis elbow do kick in from time to time.