Does anyone own and use the Makita EM2650LH 25.4 cc Petrol Brushcutter and if so is it any good? Asking because i'm thinking of replacing my old Jonsered 2-stroke Brushcutter with one
I can't give you precisely the advice you're looking for but maybe this will be of use.
I've got a Makita EX2650LH multi-function powerhead that I use mainly with its brushcutter attachment and which I believe has the same engine as the EM2650LH.
It's a well-crafted, well-balanced unit. It's been very reliable and has always started on the first few pulls of the starter cord. It's relatively quiet compared to 2-stroke units.
I find it difficult to rate with respect to raw power. It replaced an Echo 2-stroke backpack brushtrimmer, and the flexi-shaft of the backpack design robs power. Therefore, even though the Makita seems to be as powerful as the Echo was, it may not be so powerful as a competing 2-stroke unit; I wouldn't know.
Oil changes are easy even for a nonmechanical type like me, and the sump is translucent with obvious markings, so you won't inadvertently run it with insufficient oil.