Hello - I am just a homeowner, but am posting in this forum because a search revealed this is where blower questions are normally asked. I am looking for a nice handheld blower, primarily for blowing grass clippings and fall leaf cleanup from a few maples I have. My max budget is $200. I did a search here for blowers and got several ideas, so below are the models I am looking at. Let me know if I am missing any and please let me know which you feel is the best choice. I have to preface this by saying I have used my father's Stihl BG-85 a lot and absolutely love it - has never NOT started on the first pull - I just have been given my marching orders by the wife to keep it under $200 and they are going for $240 out my way...but the features I like on the BG-85 (aside from the power) is the flat nozzle and speed control. Redmax HBZ2600 - can get for $195 but does not have cruise control and flat tip is extra Echo PB-230LN - Can also get for $195, has cruise and flat nozzle, but I have read it is underpowered Shindaiwa EB240 - Can be had for $199, but I know very little about this model, just came up a few times in search. How does it stack up with the others? I am hoping to pull the trigger ASAP on this, while the wife is still onboard. Any help/opinions are appreciated!