This is over the price range for you Carol, but I wanted a 4 cycle to get away from the oil mix and resultant smoke. I wanted the Stihl, right up until my wife said it better start the first or second pull every time, or you get to do the weed eating. I hate weed eating. So one day in Lowe's, I see the Troy Built, knowing it won't last forever, that has an outboard electric start. It was a free instant rebate on that weekend. Brought Glenna back to look at it to make sure it wasn't too heavy. It's borderline on weight, but I rigged up the shoulder strap from the old McCulloch and she said it works fine. It is a breeze to start!
It does sound like an electric would fit your needs best. (We have a acre with lots of brush outside the fence down to the creek. Wouldn't even try it with an electric.) Just remember to factor in a decent electrical cord if you don't already have 1 or 3 that will work! Jim.
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