This is our second one we've owned. Used for removing grass clippings, vacuuming leaves from flowerbeds in fall and spring. Works well for our purpose as we have a fairly large yard with lots of flower beds. Reasonably priced thru CPO. Good value, would recommend for the average home owner who does their own yard work
This is my second purchase of this item. The first is still going strong after 2 yrs , I purchased this as a spare because I don't think I will be able to get this great a price when I need to replace the 1st one. Highly recommend this unit.
Second one I've bought. Will keep this one as a spare. Don't believe I'll be able to replace for this price, If I don'tkneed it Idon't need it the kids will have it to sell, they sure won't know how to use it. Great company to do business with.
Most impressive about this machine is that the amount of suction seems to be exactly calibrated to leaf collection, without picking up small stones and debris. Works better obviously on dry leaves than wet, but has two settings so can adjust as necessary for the job. I am impressed.
This tool, as a leaf mulcher, which so far is the only way I've used it, is fabulous. Sucks up the leaves pronto, leaving nothing behind. Fan w/sharp edges inside mulches leaves, leaf stems and even very tiny branches very efficiently. Heavily packed leaves that had gotten wet in the rain came up with a couple of passes, no problem. The bag catcher is the perfect size, because just as it gets full, it's almost too heavy to keep carrying. You can tell when the bag is full very easily by the way the tube stops suctioning, and it sounds a little different. The description of the tool that it mulches down to a 10th of the leaf bulk is probably true. My entire yard of leaves, plus some, became a tiny little pile on the curb! I couldn't get over it. I am going to use some for mulch. The one thing that is going to take a beating with this tool is the bag catcher, so I just ordered another one for $15 as back up. Just be careful when you empty the bag, not to hold onto the canvas and shake and swing it or you might whack the plastic attachment and break it. Instead hold it by the plastic attachment and shake it out.
Why I love it compared to raking? I found it faster and more efficient. I watched my neighbors today raking and blowing theirs leaves, which were going all over the place. Getting the leaves onto large tarps and dragging the tarps to the curb took 3 of them at least 4 hours. I may have taken that long all by myself suctioning my leaves with this tool, and my curb pile is a fraction of theirs. Just seems so much easier and efficient to me.
I ordered and used this products when the last leaves were off the trees.I was able to eliminate all the leaves and debris on both the front and the back in less than 45 minutes. For the price I paid for this unit, I was amazed.
Used this system most all day without any problems. I live in leaf heaven. Used a bungee cord around the base of the fabric cover (the cover that attaches to the barrel) for additional security and it worked great. Cleaned off my roof, picked up large areas of leaf debris and used to mulch gardens. Love this product.
I use this blower 4 to 5 times per week and at this time I have had no trouble at all. I have a very large, cement, circular driveway with large oak tree branches hanging over it. At this time of year, hundreds upon hundreds of acorns fall on the driveway and I was using battery powered blowers to remove them, which took hours to do. I found this Blower for half price, as it was a Factory Reconditioned unit, and bought it online. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. It does the job in less than half the time and I have never even had to turn the power to the high setting. I sure would like to get more deals like this one!
I bought one of these to replace a gas blower/vac that I used only for vacumning. It was getting hard to start, I had to pull more than twice to start. I'm 70 and have back problems. When it arrived I could not tell it from a new one. I set it up to vacumn and used it to clean up leafs and yard clippings, it worked so well just as good or better than the gas unit I have. After I finished I went in and ordered another to use as a Blower. Again I could not tell from new and it worked wonderful, the 2 speed works great around the flowers and then I can use the high on the driveway and yard. I highly recommend these units and CPO, I have ordered many items from CPO and have always been happy with the products ordered.
The 2 speed motor offers improved vacuuming options. Lower speed reduces stones and large sticks passing through the mulcher Both the blower and vacuuming modes are strong. Leaves are mulched into consistent size -great for garden or flower bed. The shoulder strap used in vacuum mode is too narrow and therefore uncomfortable. Great Value and I am pleased.
Not a bad blower for the price. I purchased a reconditioned model and used it a few times. So far so good. It blows the leaves very well. The vaccum is powerful and crushes the leaves well. Be sure to have a big bag next to you to empty out the crushed leaves. The bag does fill up quick. I usually give the blower a quick brush down after use to keep it clean for the next time I use it. I recommended this product to a few of my friends.
I use the machine to blow grass and dirt off the mower decks, engines, radiators and hydraulic coolers and hoses before bringing machines into shop or before adding fuel or fluids. It has ample velocity to do a nice quick job of cleaning all of my equipment.
I purchased this to clean the floor in my wood shop an effort that usually clogs my shop vac. this works great, but chunks of hard wood don't mulch, not that I had assumed they would. to remedy this I use the lower setting so the chunks don't hit the mulcher blades too hard, and the bigger pieces don't get picked up.
Worked as well as a brand new unit. Finished the job quickly after figuring out the necessary changes to accomplish the job. Since it was reman, did not come in original packaging. Thrown in a big box with plenty of safety wrap, but ... I thought it was lacking. All things considered, good product with great pricing. Can't be beat!
Warranted for two (2) years from date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from negligent handling, misuse or lack of reasonable maintenance and care. (Proof of purchase maybe required).