I have a lot of leaf fall in the autumn so I did a little research and talk to friends of mine that had a similar issue and they all recommended that I buy a commercial grade leaf blower. So, I ended up buying a 630 cfm commercial grade blower. And what a job it did on my leaves. It moved everything, leaves and small sticks so easily. I have a large parking area on my driveway. Then a few years ago, more than I care to really count, we had a 3 or 4 day period of snow fall of about an inch or less daily which I usually just shoveled rather than drag out my Ariens 24" two stage snow thrower. And having a problem back and arthritis I wasn't looking forward the daily task ahead. Then a light when off in my head. Why not see what that beast of a leaf blower could do with the snow and it changed my whole approach to handling snow. That blower blew that snow like crazy. If I have snow, I have used it on up to about 1.5" if the temps are down and the snow is fluffy like now, it is my first option for removing it. It is also great for cleaning off my vehicle in seconds. And as with leaf blowing, you can't fight the wind. you must blow down wind. You can't ever fight the wind. If you have similar problems with snow and have a good leaf blower, I would highly recommend trying it out. My friends that I have told about this and they have tried it, are so happy about the results. I never put mine away for the winter which is why I call it my 365 day leaf blower.