Yeah this is another thread on backpack blowers but I'm totally up in the air on whether or not to buy a handheld blower or a backpack. My delimma is whether or not I can really justify a 500.00 backpack blower. So my question is what else besides blowing off hard surfaces do you guys use the backpack for? Also, I have many little properties that just need their driveway, porch, and walks blown off, so is the backpack too cumbersome for quick blowoffs? I live in NW PA and we've had plenty of snow this year. If I opted for the Stihl BR 600, could I blow a couple of inches of snow off my driveway? Thanks in advance for all comments, I know we've had plenty of these kinds of threads, but I'm into banking cash instead of buying any unnecessary equipment that I can avoid.