Don't get a Redmax strato-charged blower! They take a long time to warm up, especially the 5100 and 7100. The old EB7001 was much better. I would get the Shindaiwa EB802. I do have the BR 600, and it's great, and will rip the leaves and moss out of the grass down to bare dirt. First pull every time, and ready to go with no warmup. But I am pretty much certain that the Shindaiwa EB802 is quite a bit better than my BR 600, and certainly much better than the ridiculously heavy and expensive Redmax's.