Considerably more powerful than my Makita DUB182Z, which I have been happy with for years.
Cuts the time in 1/2 or less.
Great for small assignments.
Pros- Comparable to electric or small gas blowers
Cons- A bit heavy, and the back pressure is tiring on the forearm and wrist.
The optional Shoulder strap might help, but nothing listed in Makita catalog.
4AH Batteries are somewhat short lived, but OK for small jobs.
I would recommend it for the homeowner with small to medium yards, who does not want gas, or be tethered.