FYI. Just ordered a new 7001 Redmax blower. They are now offering a right hand throttle like the Stihl. I have really missed the one hand operation since purchasing a Shindy. Also the new model is supposed to have over 800 cfm as compared to about 700 cfm for the 7000 model. One other item of note is that the Redmax has a tube from the volute chamber that blows air on the operator to keep him cool. Of course this could be blocked in winter.