Trimmer Handle set up not great for tall people

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I'm 6'3" and need a 36" sleeve, and there just isn't a comfortable way to set up the handle on my trimmer.  Otherwise I'm totally happy with this product, but some smart designer could probably figure out a way to make this product more comfortable for us long armed tall folks.....  
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Matthew, I'm only 6' but have to agree the handle could be a little better. If it stuck out a little more you could position it a bit lower on the shaft, which may improve comfort.

I came from a corded trimmer that was a bent shaft design. While absolutely everything mechanical about the Ego trimmers is better, the ergonomics of a straight shaft trimmer are something I'm still adjusting to. I believe the handle design could be part of that.
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A shoulder strap so you can hold it a bit lower helps a lot.  I'm 6'1 and I have to lean down to get it level.  I'm adjusting to the straight shaft, it's different.
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Is the 12" different than the 15"? I haven't found my 15" to be any worse (or better) than any other trimmer I've used.
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side by side the 15" isn't much different, but the cutting angles are more diverse, you don't have to bother with that (I don't know what it was there for) metal folding down guide.
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They both use the same handle
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Does the fifteen inch trimmer have a longer shaft? That would allow the handle to be positioned a bit lower relative to the trigger. I think I'll just go with a strap/ get used to crouching a bit.
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Jennifer, what about a handle that is adjustable in length like a heavy duty drywall sanding stick? Make it as an option that replaces the original, with its own harness for those of us over 6'.
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If you have the split shaft version, i am assuming there is a little slack in the power wires going down through the center. Probably wouldn't be hard to unpin and make an extension. Just thinking out loud.
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Jacob, indeed!