Hey guy's right now I've got a Redmax EB4401 and want to upgrade. Ive had in the bast a Stihl 400 and the small Redmax seems to have about the same power. I'm wondering if the 8000 is worth the extra $60 and the extra weight? The one thing I don't like with the Redmax is the static shock, even through the gloves. Will my socks be blown off with either the 7001 or the 8000 after using the 4401 for a while?? Thanks for the feedback Also, I'm sold on Redmax so Please, no other suggestion on other brands!