I finally bought my EGO last week, shelling out nearly $1100 (with tax) to HD. I was able to try it out Sunday night after 8-10 cm of snow fell and a similar amount on Monday morning. Overall, I was impressed with its power. But I am a bit concerned about the amount of 'play' in the handle. I tightened the green knobs as much as I could, but the handle was still loose--is it supposed to be? At one point, when pushing through the snow (maybe harder than I should have been), the handle collapsed forward, so I had to re-start and tighten the knobs yet again. Makes me wonder if the machine is defective or if I'm doing something wrong?