We want to pass on our savings to our customers, so we've lowered the price of this item. However, since our price is now below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, we are restricted by the manufacturer from showing the price right away.
Well constructed and I was surprised how quiet it is as compared to other leaf blowers - none of that typical high pitched ear splitting whine. Variable speed is a plus in controlling movement of the leaves. Most of the time I have the blower set at 3 (out of 6). When I collect a big pile or if the leaves are really wet then I change the setting to 5 or 6. My blower came with two 5 amp batteries and I get at least a half hour of use from them and more at the 3 speed setting.