Of course everyone (or at least the majority) who has the redmax eb7001 already knows this but it is awsome!! I got mine last night from another LS member and what a great machine!!! SOOO much leaf moving power, its incredible. A HUGE jump from my little echo handheld. It is very comfortable on my back and i REALLY like the hip throttle over the tube throttle, just more comfortable IMO. Anyway, thanks to all those that replied to my other posts, i deffinatly made the right decission. I had some cleanups today, and within the first few minutes, i knew i liked it. I will probably post some pics of it tomarrow even though everyone knows what it looks like. Awsome machine!!!!