I cannot answer for the Husky, but I have heard great things with their trimmers and blowers. Probably cannot go wrong with one
On the flip side, if you are open to options and a little more budget, you could check out a Stihl. They are incredible blowers, I am just amazed at the power of my BR600 mag. I don't even rake anymore. The BR500 and BR550 might be comparable in price to what you are looking at.
You could also check out a Shindawia or a Redmax. I was between a Shindy EB802rt and the Stihl BR600 magnum and went with the Stihl from the advise of this board. Love it!!!
John Deere X300 42"
Stihl BR-600 Magnum
Stihl BG55 handheld blower
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