I searched the forum, but to my surprise, I couldn't find anything on the subject. My old blower finally blew up today. Started making a ringing noise. Turned it off, then started back up. Made ringing noise and then CLUNK. Put more gas in it just to see. Made the noise everytime I pulled. Finally it just seized. I needed a new one anyway. That's just an excuse so I won't feel bad after paying $400 for a new one. On to the point...what blower do you all recommend? I know the Redmax 8000 is a dang good one. But the new Stihl BR 600 is supposed to be just as good. Who has used both and what do you think? How much should I expect to fork out for each one of these?