I've used Black & Decker products regularly for years. Usually, if their name is on it, I'll buy it over almost any other brand. That was the case with Black & Decker Leaf Hog Blower. This is the first time I've been disappointed in a Black & Decker product I used it fine every three days for around three weeks. I have a huge yard and giant trees so it was a necessity that I use it that often. After this much use, the motor overheated (nothing was clogged) and the electrical plug burned out. I was using all proper equipment in the proper way, so there was no excuse in this. Turns out this is a widespread problem with this particular blower. The only reason I don't rate it a one is that it was extremely easy to get a refund. Originally they wanted to replace it, but I figured it wasn't worth the risk. Weight This leaf blower is ten pounds. I lift weights a lot so the weight of this was light to me. My neighbor who is smaller and doesn't workout said it was on the heavy side. The weight was one of the great things about it. Performance The performance was perfect for the week I had it. On the third week it burned up. Handling This leaf blower is extremely easy to maneuver and handle. I had no problems getting it where I needed it. Ease of Use If you have experience with any other leaf blowers, this will give you no issues. Durability Durability wasn't so good. I kept it three weeks before it burned up.