I've been running all Echo equipment for the last 8 years and have never had a major issue with any of it except one with a blower, but that was fixed under warranty. I love all my Echo equipment. Today I was at Lesco picking up some supplies and ended up buying the KRB650 blower and KGT27 line trimmer. I really didn't need to add equipment in this department, but wanted to see how this stuff performs -vs- echo. Anyone run the Kawi's or heard the pros and cons on the blowers and trimmers? If it doesn't live up to my Echo stuff then you'll be able to find it listed for sale here. LOL.