This is a really good blower and I got a great deal for only $200. The dealership was having a special event last year with AQMD. This blower is supposed to be the quietest and cleanest running in it's class. That's a bonus I guess as I don't really care about how clean it runs, but the noise being so low is great. Neighbors will see me and comment on how coold my blower is.
Tons of power for what I do and it's very quiet. It sounds so different from any of the other blowers I've used. It looks like a cartoon blower! Reminds me of ninja turtles in orange.
Used product for 1-year
Was told from the dealer this blower would need to use high quality gas and synthetic stihl oil to prevent problems. Oil is expensive and so is gas but I haven't had any problems in the 8 months I've had it. I have had to take it to the dealer to "adjust the valves" once because the blower got harder to pull the cord after a few months of using it. I'm told this is regular maintenance, but it's not a big deal. I got it back the same day I dropped it off.
Purchased From lomita mower and saw service