Highlight: A sticker near the engine has easy-to-follow steps and illustrations to help with starting.
My two cents: "Handled tall and wet grass easily, ideal for a homeowner with a large yard that they maintain routinely."
Tool stats: 10.8 pounds, 28 cc, 10,000 rpm (maximum), 1.1 horsepower; accepts other brands' attachments.
Price: About $200 for the engine and string trimmer
String trimmer (about $99): 4 stars
Pole saw (about $209): 3 stars
Tiller (about $179): 2 stars