We received a Homelite Leaf Blower as a wedding gift and it was a great tool. This blower is light to carry, which makes it easy to use. It is also compact and easy to store in the garage. However, this doesn't mean it is too small to be effective. This is a powerful leaf blower, which we've used to blow leaves off of our driveway and even our roof. The roof is particularly tricky, since we needed something to blow off the leaves from some distance away, while at the same time being easy to maneuver. The Homelite did both easily. It handles really well, and did a great job with whatever we used it on. This blower uses gas instead of electric. Although you do have to make sure you have gas on hand to use it, it does make it much easier to move around without having an extension cord trailing behind you. Despite the fact that the Homelite leaf blower is a pretty inexpensive one, it lasted us a good six years with a lot of heavy use.