Had some initial issues when using older gas. Once I got past that it starts and runs great. Decent power. Not as loud as others.
I bought this to replace a 6 year old Craftsman 25cc blower with the same air flow ratings. This was bigger at 27cc. I got the blower, it started right up but man, the power just "blows". Seriously, this thing isn't half as powerful as my old one and it didn't even have the cheater, shrink down nozzle on it. My old one had almost a second stage to it so when you applied throttle it'd really kick in like an old 4 barrel carb would. Very disappointing and no clue how this has such great reviews. Sure it started right up but it should do that. The specs are way off, I set a dried leaf on my garage floor about 12' out in front me and this thing wouldn't even move the leaf. I mainly use my blower to blow grass off concrete after mowing and really that's it. It's pitiful. Not sure exactly who is making the current crop of "Incredi-pull" stuff for Craftsman (they don't make their own) but the last weed eater I got was awful as well. It's also cold blooded, takes 15 seconds or so to warm up to where you can even full blast it. My old blower, once started, took maybe 3. I should have kept my old one. I cycle my power tools before they start needing maintenance. Selling my incredi-pull junk weed eater tomorrow. Hopefully they select a better manufacturer on the next contract. To me this gets one star, the power spec is way off from 200mph