Not sure about leafblowers, but husky is pulling ahead of stihl with chainsaws. It's all I run now, and I have a friend that's a logger and that's all he runs. He said he was lucky to get one year out of a stihl, and he's getting 2 years out of the huskys he currently runs. Either saw gets a new top end every 4 to 6 months, but the stihl just wasn't holding up to the use. Granted he brings 2 saws in the woods and averages 3 semi loads per day that he personally cuts. Figure each saw cuts around 500 semi truck loads per year, give or take. All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.