What do you think is the best blower for under $200. It will be used once or twice a week. I'm looking for something that will last awhile and not die every 2 minutes. Speaking of the dying issue, any thoughts on why a blower would die at 3/4 to full throttle every minute or so? I've changed gas, spark plug, air filter...still no luck. I always let it idle down about a minute and turn off at 1/4 throttle. The blower is about 8 years old..is that time frame normal or do you think I should get more use from it? Help on either question would be appreciated.