Here's a great option for replacing your gas weed eater!
Husqvarna 128LD 17" Cutting Path Detachable Gas String Trimmer
If your not ready to venture out into the battery powered world yet and looking for a dependable gas powered, two-cycle string trimmer, then you've found it! Husqvarna has become one of the top dependable brands in the lawn care industry. This bad boy has a 17" cutting path saving you time. The straight shaft on this one makes reaching under some of those tight places a little easier. Most lawn care professionals recommend the straight shaft trimmers. This shaft also is detachable in the middle of the shaft allowing you to break apart for easier storage and transportation of the trimmer.
There are a few reviews talking about adjustments that may be needed to the carburetor but most people overall are loving the power this trimmer provides. Has a 73% 5 star rating with just over 1200 reviews giving it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.