I had a Redmax 8000 blower that put my Little Wonder walk behind blower into retirement... the 8000 was the ticket for fall cleanups... it blew like no other blower I had ever owned (and I've owned them all!). When it was stolen off my trailer about a month and a half ago, I ordered a new Redmax 8001 (was told it was the enhanced replacement for the 8000). Well it is a joke compared to the 8000 that I owned... the torque on the 8000would tip you to the side when you throttled up, and you could blow debris 40feet out in front of you. The 8001, on the other hand, is O.K. but nothing like the power of the 8000. My question... is this the same experience others have had when going from the 8000 to the 8001? If so, is there a fix? I am just very dissappointed, and dread bringing the Little Wonder out of retirement this leaf season.