I've had no complaints about this unit since I bought it over maybe 7 years ago. Easy start, nice feel, comfortable backpack straps. I see a selection above called "quiet". Really? Quiet compared to what? A rock concert three feet in front of the speakers? Wear the headphones, repeat, wear the headphones. Do not let your kids trail you around either without their own. I see a selection for best uses. Mulching leaves? Is there some sort of attachment for this unit? Recent disappointment. I was getting this blower ready for my wife to take to the horse barn to blow down cobwebs to prep for an open house (barn). Filled the tank, it started to leak (come think of it, I know that I had filled the tank months prior but it was bone dry just before this fill, now I know why...). It started to leak...a lot. Why? Yes, there's a hole somewhere... ;-) Detached the fuel tank. Really? The tank is held to the frame by nuts molded into three bubble like plastic humps that protrude into the tank. Two of the three nuts had cracks into the plastic tank starting from the nut on out away from the countersink for about 1/4". Looks like the source of the leak to me... Now why would you design a fuel tank, of all things, with an attachment method such as this? That is what external strapping is for, to keep from compromising the tank structure in any way. The tank, if it held anything else like water, I would just open the crack slightly and fill with silicone caulk. Fuel? Nope. Get a new one. Hopefull it will be a redesign with better thought put into it. The only flaw in an otherwise very fine machine.
Bethlehem, PA, USA