My dealer doesn't sell the old Redmax 8001 but he does have the Redmax 8050 and the Husqvarna blowers as well. Is it worth getting the 8050 with the instant $45 rebate or get the Husqvarna which I heard is the same design as the Redmax? I still have the 8001 that I had for like 7 years and still has the original air filter and sparkplug lol. I use this blower on 30 Fall cleanups a year and 30 lawns a week plus for snow plowing. The reason why is I have a worker now and want him to help me during the cleanups up here in CT since the Wine warehouse gets crazy at about 40-75hrs a week workin nights. P.S. I heard the 8050 model is just lighter......Also please don't try and sell me echo and stilh I know a few friends that have them and they constantly have problems.