This is an excellent product if you do your lawn on your own or if you like to spend time beautify your green areas. The light design of the Black and Decker NiCad gives you the chance to spend more time doing what you like to do best without straining your body. The cordless convenience lets you move around your lawn with ease, letting your lawn look its best in less time. Weight This is a relatively light machine. It balances very well when you hold it, and its manageability is perfect for people who have to do their own lawn and do not want to spend too much time or strength. Performance Very powerful and strong. It is the perfect small machine to do all that you need in your lawn: blow leaves, dust, or any other material. Handling The size of the NiCad allows you to maneuver around your yard without hurting yourself. It is a powerful yet compact machine that does more in less time. Ease of Use Extremely easy. Pull the cord and do what you need to do. The power of the wind blower is easily manageable with the long conical design of the adaptor. It is a very versatile machine that can do a lot. Durability As with all things Black and Decker, the quality of the NiCad is unparalleled. The strong design and ease of use of this machine make it less prone to breaking or damaging, making it super durable, and effective for its price.