I have a Makita 4 stroke handheld blower (same thing, different badge). It's incredible. Absolutely fantastic! 3 yrs old, no problems at all.
Also have a Makita 4 stroke trimmer. Very light, but the balance is terrible and I never use it. I need to fabricate an Edgit to fit (didn't get around to doing that yet). Once I have the Edgit on it I THINK it will be great. But it will be a bit of work to do that.
But the handheld blower is awesome.
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