Im an Echo guy all the way, never had a problem. That being said I've also had a Husqvarna 130BT, which was great for cleaning up grass clippings after I cut. It's not made to be a commercial leaf blower by any means. You should be fine spending the $200 on the 130BT and spending a few hours every Fall to clean the leaves up. -Michael And please go to the homeowner forum from now on.