The Craftsman 30cc 4 cycle straight shaft weed wacker is a necessity in my gardening and lawn care maintenance. At first I was hesitant about using a weed wacker. I understand that they can be extremely dangerous if not used correctly. I was worried I would hurt myself. In actuality they are extremely easy to use and this particular model was especially easy to use. I felt comfortable using it and it wasn't too heavy. I also like that it works great. It really reaches those hard to get places that the lawnmower cant get to. It also keeps my garden looking beautiful. I did think it was a little pricy but overall I am happy I made the investment. If you are looking into purchasing a weed wacker this is definitely one to consider. It is worth every penny and I use mine all of the time.