Was thinking of getting a gift for a friend of a Homelite gas string
Home Depot seems to sell them in the price range I'm in ($ 100 or so)
I have a 5 year old one, and it's worked pretty well.
But, i've heard that Homelite is (essentially) no longer in business,
or viable, and that
parts and repair are no longer available.
How true is this, and how concerned should I be about buying one ?