I recently upgraded from a husqvarna handheld blower/vac, to the 580BTS. What an upgrade. I have a lot of large oaks around my yard, which not only drop the heavy leaves, but also a LOT of acorns. This blower made short work of both. The amusing part
is that you can feel the blower pushing your around, but the warning is to be careful how closely you put the tip on the lawn, as it is strong enough to rip up sod. One section of my lawn is mostly moss, and it strips the moss right off the ground.
I am very happy. Easy start (follow the instructions), long run time on a tank of fuel, and probably way more power than I need, but I love it. Worth every single dime.
Jacks was also excellent with customer service, as my address didn't quite match my CC, but they called and fixed it quickly. The blower showed up in 2 days, which was 2 days earlier than projected. I will definitely be ordering future equipment from