I am a single 55 year old lady and had been using a hand held blower with a thousand extension cords trying to blow around a pool and large yard with decking what a pain. I have never written a review but this blower deserves it! I purchased it about 7 years ago best thing I ever bought! Very light for a lady stArts very easy love it! I like it so much I even find my self blowing off neighbors driveways they think I'm crazy.