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I don't have one, but I do run Honda 4-stroke blowers and I find them much more pleasant to use compared to any 2-stroke. I've said to myself that next time I need to replace the Honda I will do with a Makita. They look great value.
Picked up one of these last January, used daily all year, great bit of kit for the money, never skipped a beat. Doesnt have the grunt of the larger blowers but perfect for light blowing as you say
Definitely worth considering a decent battery hand held blower for those type of tasks. Considerably cheaper to run, quieter, etc. The hand held one I use has literally over twice the output of that Makita, but more expensive. Especially once you add the initial price of battery purchase in. But would do the job faster too. Which has a financial value going forward