Nice try. Don't ever trust a mfg.'s (or their sales reps) listed weights....weigh them yourself to get the true weight. As far as power, read the following thread:Originally posted by Buba
The Red Max EB7001 blows more than the Echo 650, not by much but it does blow more. It is also a full 3 lbs lighter weight with a much much larger air filter. 3 lbs adds up in the coarse of a day. Red Max builds the Schindiawa 650 moldel, good unit. Do yourself a favor and ask a dealer to gas up a Red Max and demo it.
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