Shindaiwa eb508rt Its the "entry level" commercial blower that was released shortly after Echo bought out Shindy. I've seen several people on the forums claiming that the new Shindy models are just recolored Echo's. I did some external reading (not on these forums) and the majority of the info claims Echo is still producing the Shindy models with the original manufacturing plans (i.e., they aren't just recoloring their Echo products). I know Shindy is supposed to be pretty reliable but my question is pertaining to the performance of this specific model. Several reviews say the CFM isn't enough for leaf jobs, while others say it works beautifully on leaves, wet or dry. Anybody have experience with this specific model? Specs are: 50.8cc 23 lbs 465cfm Max air speed 195. The next step up (EB633RT) jumps almost 200 cfm more, and about 30mph more, for around $100 more. Keep in mind these are currently 20% off MSRP, as Shindy is running Fleet prices for the month of March. Can't make the decision: Cheaper, less power, still does what I need it to now; or, $100 more, more power, does what I will require IF I start getting more leaf jobs. $263.99 vs $359.99, price is my main factor. My hand held died at the end of last season. I currently do not have a blower for the upcoming season, so a new one is a requirement either way.