Where can I find the Carbon Fiber Straight Shaft Trimmer

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I'm looking to buy the Carbon Fiber Trimmer. I really would prefer getting a straight shaft and not have the hinge like you get if you buy it at home depot. Does anyone know where I can purchase one without that hinge? Thanks 
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I have the 15" non-carbon fiber trimmer with the hinge and to be honest, once you assemble that hinge you never even give it another moment's thought. It looks like it goes together in a different way than mine did, but can't imagine that will matter in use.
To your question, looks like a non-hinge model isn't available.
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Someone mentioned it in a review/video, but I am not sure that they are correct.  They may have just assumed as it happened with a previous model.  So for now it is the hinge (agree with mike, once it together it is a non issue - I have the Carbon fiber model) or wait and see if a solid shaft does come out.
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The straight shaft is meantioned in the manual. I’d prefer that because it’s solid so a little less vibration. Also the ha dale can be adjusted as far down as I like.
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You are 100% correct.  It is right on the cover of the manual.  I guess it is just a matter of waiting (?a few weeks?) for it to be available. 
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I have the hinged carbon fiber trimmer and I previously owned the hinged 15-inch trimmer and I can say it bolts together so tightly that there's no vibration. It's solid as a rock.

Hopefully someone from Ego can chime in with when the straight shaft will be available.
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The straight shaft version of this trimmer will be available this spring. We do not have a specific date as of right now, but will be sure to post as soon as we do. 
The video review where the straight shaft carbon model was mentioned was Workshop Addict's carbon trimmer review. Someone in the Youtube comments posted some links for buying the straight shaft version:

https://www.rcpw.com/equipment/ego-electric-string-trimmers/ST1520.html
(bare tool)
https://www.rcpw.com/equipment/ego-electric-string-trimmers/ST1524.html
(battery & charger)

In the checkout cart it says -

"You will be contacted via email with a shipping quote."

"Minimum shipping charge: Shipping costs to Canada start at $15.00 USD. Shipping costs to all other countries starts at $26.00 USD."

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Can EGO provide any info. as to whether the straight shaft version of the carbon trimmer is going to be made available in Canada?

Home Depot Canada (no surprise) currently only has the split-shaft version and my go to alternative, Union Wheel out of Alberta (ships cross-country) doesn't seem to have any of the carbon trimmers available at the moment.