We have had a small hand held leaf blow for a years now. I think James’ dad gave it to him. We took it to the shop right before spring. He told us we needed to start running high octane fuel. Since the quality of our fuel is so poor. But even after that the little blower died. James has for a long time wanted a back pack blower. He really would like a echo blower Those are the ones he looks at every time we are in Lowes. So I hope he spoils himself and go ahead and gets one. Better to buy once and it last for many years. Than buy one every 2 or 3 years.