I picked it up about two weeks ago and I love it! It makes everything go so much easier. I have even been using it for mowing because it clears off the big driveways much faster than my trusty 145BT. One question though, to anyone that has the Redmax. Does yours continue to sputter like it doesn't want to shut off when you hit the switch? I will probably be picking up another 8001 in the next few weeks.