Should be better
I purchased this strimmer in August 2019 as I am finding my petrol strimmer difficult to start on occasion.
So the good news is the Redback is easy to start. The not so good news is I find this an unwieldly tool to use. The tools length and the bulk of the battery make it uncomfortable and tiring after a while, and the line or cutting guard seems to be badly designed. For instance if you strim left to right along an edge and come to a right angled corner, it is virtually impossible to get into the corner easily.
You also need strong fingers for the battery removal and changing the line cord.