All I can say is holy crapola batman, it's a monster. I actually had extra fun today doing clean-ups with the new toy. I'm not promoting or comparing to RedMax or anything else, but it is the best Echo so far (I've been thru several and they were good and still are running, but in comparison they blow) Pun intended. Do yourself a big favor if you need a new blower and check it out at least. Expensive, but worth it.