I was going to check out some backpack blowers this afternoon at my local dealer. To my suprise they had just started carrying Redmax equipment and recieved some equipment today. I ended up biting the bullet and getting the ebz8001. It was a little more than I was looking to spend but I could not see myself buying some of the other brands with there "NEW" 2 stroke engines. This thing has certainly got the power. At full throttle it is kinda hard to move forward. Seems like every time I turn around I am buying new equipment. So far this year I have purchased John Deere 757 Kawasaki trimmer Kawasaki edger Kawasaki hedge trimmer 14ft landscape trailer Quick 36 Samurai Redmax ebz 8001 Honda commercial 21" I will try to get some picks of all of my new equipment posted tomorrow for all who are interested.