This spring I'll be purchasing some new equipment because the engines are getting tired on my others. I'll still keep them for backups, but I'm going need a new set of tools. First up: I need a new backpack blower. All i've ran is my Echo BP 750's however my dealer is telling me about the new Shindaiwa 4stroke EB8510. the thing is a monster, 4.5hp,79cc, 224mph/952CFM (w/o tubes). Anyone using one yet? Otherwise I will go with my tried and true echo BP750T. I think he said that was running $549 ($100 more than the echo 750T) Edit: for comparison, the 750T is only 620CFM/204 mph where the EB8510 is 762CFM/224mph. Second: I'm looking at purchasing a new trimmer to replace my Shindaiwa T231 which is worn out. Again, thinking of going with the 4stroke T2510. it is the same weight as my T261 which i love. They're running a special right now $379-70 rebate. another T261 would run $319. and a T231 is $299-35 rebate. I don't really want to go back to the 231 as it feels like a toy compared to the 261/T2510's. Dealer is reporting great feedback from people using the T2510, anyone have one? Third: I need a pole saw. I looked at the non extendable echo which i don't feel is worth it because its so short, the extendable one is way too expensive. Shindaiwa has the M2510 powerhead which has plenty of grunt to run any of the attachments. that runs $340. I'm primarily interested in the pole pruner ($225) and the hedge trimmer ($250). Normally I am against interchangeable units because I feel that too much time is wasted changing attachments and its unconvienent. However I think the pole saw and hedge trimmer would be something where it would be an exception because of their relatively infrequent use compared to a weedwacker. I can also get a powerbroom attachment for the M2510 and that would a great addition to the PB271 I've already got. Thoughts?