BIG THANKS to all of you who told me to get rid of the Echo 410 and get the Redmax 7000 or 8000. I boought a Redmax 8000, it was only $40 over the 7000. I only paid $469, big dealer in Dallas, TX, great prices on everything, including parts...anyway, this blower is AWESOME, I can't believe I never used it before, I believe they have me as a customer for life for blowers. I can't wait till the leaves fall, I will save so much time, or when it rains, this is going to be awesome, it's like buying a new performance car, nothing compares!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!!