I have been wanting to get a leaf blower for years but I'm on a tight budget and it wasn't a necessity so I put it off. I finally had a little extra cash and went out to purchase one. I compared quite a few and decided the Craftsman 25cc 210mph Gas Leaf Blower had the most desired features and was the best value for my money. I purchased mine at Sears for around one hundred dollars. I am very pleased with its performance and am glad I made the purchase. I live in the country and have a huge yard with lots of bushes and shrubs around the house where leaves just love to settle. I also have a big asphalt driveway that will continually have small sticks, leaves, and other debris scattered on it. Using this leaf blower saves me so much time and energy making everything look great. I love that it is gas powered so I don't have to deal with extension or electrical cords. It changes to a vacuum which comes in very handy. It has variable speeds. It is fairly quiet. It weighs about 16 pounds which isn't bad. However, you may have to take breaks doing large jobs because it does feel heavy after a while. Overall, I think this is a great product.