Got to work my new handheld blowers today! Ran them for about 3-4hrs without stopping! The first few tanks of fuel was dissapointing as they wer just underpowered. We also had our Tanaka 2510 blowers with us and they were boowing better at first! However after the second and third hour there is no comparrison the maruyama's are kicking tail and the best part is they just start back up hot or not! This has been a big grip with me on the tanaka blowers which I am pretty happy with except when they are hot they do not run on a restart! Anyhow the Maruyama hand held may be the stongest hand held I have ever owned only time will tell but so far if they keep breaking in the way they are right now I am going to be very pleased! If you get a chance to try one that has been used some I think you will like it!