*edit* Never mind I was trimming my lawn today and did a good job I am really good with tools, I own just about every tool you can think of since I like taking on new projects. I guess it is due to my inexperience, but I find weed eating to be really awkward. I have an electric weed eater and for some reason it seems like only gas powered weed eaters have the long straight shaft. I am 6'3" so I have to kneel all the way down to the ground while weed eating, not sure how silly I look doing that. Then after a while I am swinging the weed eater back and forth so the muscle in my forearm feels like it is about to explode. Then there is the problem of me not cutting the grass right. I either get it too low where I leave a huge gash in the dirt and kill the grass in that area, or I am too high and do not cut anything. It is especially harder when going up against the house or fence and the nylon is smacking up against the wall and I feel like I could do damage after a while. So yeah I hate weed eating, and I cannot find a good video to show how to do it properly. People who I see weed eating make it look so easy, they just swipe the weed eater across the ground a couple of times and everything is cut nice and evenly. *edit* Shortly after creating this topic I see that weed eaters are more commonly referred to as string trimmers, so I am finding more videos on them so hopefully that will give me some confidence.