We have the Black and Decker leaf blower and more than anything it has been fun for my girls to use. It is simple and safe to maneuver and they have a blast blowing all the leaves out of the way and off the driveway. It is great for in the fall when your yard and driveway are covered in leaves and you don't know where to begin. This is a lightweight leaf blower and you can have your place cleaned up in little time. It has a good blast of pressure that easily moves leaves out of the way even if they are a little damp. We use it all the time. Weight Really good weight, it is not tiring to use. Performance Does a great job of clearing leaves out of unwanted places in a reasonable amount of time. Handling Simple, safe and easy to handle. Ease of Use Simple. Durability Its a Black and Decker so that says enough in and of itself. We have always had great durability with out Black and Decker products and this is another to add to the list. We are are happy with it.