Just wanted to put my 2 cents in about my two Shindaiwa EB630's in case anyone was looking at one to buy. I have had these blowers for 3 years. They are used nearly year round. They have great power and reliability...start easily...BUT heres my problem.. There are two little wires that come off the bottom of the control arm. They connect with two little cheap chincy wires with those little metal fittings...like a male/female type connection. Well, they NEVER stay connected causing you to not be able to turn off the blower. You have to choke it to turn it off!!!! I really frickin' hate that! How hard is it for them to figure a better way to connect those wires so they are not getting jostled, snagged, pulled and disconnected. My Echo never did this crap! Also, the shoulder straps just clip on with a cheesy little clip that is always getting snagged on my trailer or unclipping! I will probably go with another brand over these little irritations! Stihl looks like a much more well thought out product....May go with them next time!