Well, what a wonderful tool this is to be still working since I think August 7 of last year. I've been using it almost every day, often quite heavily. I've taken it apart and put it back together five or six times, I've had it get rained on, I've had it get blocked up at the intake quite a few times, I've had it get moderately hot in the sun, I've had it get dirty, I've dropped it back first on concrete and it still works as well as it did out of the box. The fan looks as good as it did out of the box, granted it isn't clean anymore but it is not damaged at all. This is an excellent tool, and I'm proud of it, and I'm proud to be an owner of EGO products.