Hi All, I need a blower/vac for 1 guy that likes his edging done along his driveway and sidewalk (over 400ft) and then cleaned up after. I found that the vac portion of the Stihl worked best for cleanup but haven't really been too happy with the unit. The motor doesn't sound right at full throttle and it sounds like it's missing. It's weird weird so I took it in for repair and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. I bitched and they gave me a new one and it does the same thing. A friend of mine has a few of the 55's which use a different motor and they run fine. Anyway, I have some Tanaka trimmers and like them a lot, just wondering if anyone has used the blower and if you have any thoughts. I'd like to ditch the Stihl but don't want to spend money without doing research first. I'll be buying based solely on recommendations since I'll be buying it online. Thanks!! J.