hello all,been awhile since i been here last. i had to re-join cause i forgot my login! LOL, anyways,i got a echo B.P. blower and it is so quiet i love it! my old robin handheld blower is, well....old! and i was just wondering if the echo handheld blower is as quiet as the B.P. blower,its only a 260 and i hardly use it. i was thinking either the stihl or echo handheld blower and which one is the quietus? P.S. i have been using poulan syn 2 stroke oil for mix and is pretty smokeless though i do get residue running down the outside from the exhaust down on to the tank of my tanaka 230 trimmer and robin blower.i run about a 50:1, i hear i should use dino oil. whats up with that or should i just keep using syn? i don't know who bottles the poulan oil but i'm sure poulan cut a deal with someone to do it.