Way back in the dark ages -- the 1980s, I bought a Toro string trimmer -- battery power. It was one of the biggest pieces of #$@#@ ever. Skip forward. I am looking for a new leaf blower. I had a two-cycle gasoline mix Husky 125b that worked well for several years and then seized. I bought another one. Worked well for about 18 months and died. Bought another one, worked for about 14 months....The reviews on this Husky seem to follow my experience. It was good originally and now -- maybe not so much. So, I have a couple of acres of gentleman farm. Bit the bullet and bought a backpack Stihl blower a couple of months ago that blows my German shepherd dog across the yard, but I need a small machine to do minor stuff around the house, as well as blowing debris off the roof. I prefer not to have electric cords to tangle up in as I walk across the roof. The Stihl is a bit too big to haul up to the top of my two-story place. Thinking a battery unit would be perfect. Any thoughts? If battery is not the answer, I think I will go with a low-end Poulan or something -- some gasoline model without a cord.