I bought it last weekend at Home Depot. I assembled it and gased it up for this weekend. This baby is sweet. To remind you, I was used to using an electric blower or a sears gas handheld blower. Very powerful for my home use and having the backpack is great. A little tough to clean leaves out of beds and bushes, but I guess I can use my electric handheld for that. I am glad I did not go with the homelight or the Echo 260L blower. For a little more money, I got a better unit and more juice.