I bought a Toro Power Max Two-Stage Snow Blower 826OXE a couple of years ago because I was finally sick of shoveling snow every time it snowed and I now I actually look forward to it snowing. Performance This snow blower was by far the best purchase I've ever made. It actaully made winter fun for me again. It works great and all my neighbors has asked to borrow it this winter. Durability I've had this snow blower for a couple of years now and it still runs and looks good as new the only problem I've ever had with it was one summer I had to pump up the tires because I noticed that they were a bit low when I went to move it. Ease of Use This snow blower is extremely easy to use, I was actually a bit worried when I first bought it since it's a bit big but was put to ease the first time I used it.