Poulan Pro 17" Straight Shaft Trimmer PP125
Product Review (submitted on July 16, 2013):
There were several things I liked about this trimmer: easy to start, plenty of power, the line was durable...
BUT, the weakest part of the trimmer is the connector in the middle of the shaft. After about 10-15 minutes of use (scalping an area behind my garage, prepping it for mulch), the head stopped turning.
After troubleshooting, I discovered the connector on the engine side is made of plastic, and it had stripped out.
I really wanted to like this trimmer, as I've had good success with Poulan products, but I had to return it.