Last Friday I was doing some cleanup work with my br600 and it let go with a pop this pos only had about 10 hours on it. I immediately took it to my dealer, where he disassembled it right in front of me, it appears the intake valve stem snapped and the valve drooped into the cylinder causing the rod to snap. Dealer said he's had nothing but problems with the 4mix blowers, and gave my a full refund, he's a very good dealer and I have done business with him for over 20 years. Anyway I'm now in the market for a new blower and it's not going to be a Stihl, I'd like to get a ebz8001 but there are on dealers within 50 miles, so my question is what do you all think about the eb8510? I can buy one for under $500 do you think it's better than the br600? how does it compare to the ebz8001? Thanks Andy.