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Relieved
Jun 4 , 2008
Relieved
I've been trying to find an easy and safe way to clean my gutters. Front yard has huge bushes so it's impossible to get a ladder in that area. Back yard is a HUGE slope so no ladder would stand up back there. This kit was an answer to a prayer! I bought this kit and the Craftsman 16 gal wet/dry vac (6.0 peak hp) and they worked fantastic. Simply to attach kit to wet/dry vac, suction was great, cleaned everything out of gutters in no time. And I mean everythingstanding water, leaves, gunky mess. I cleaned a gutter section then climbed the ladder to look in the guttermake sure it was working. Couldn't believe it! Clean!!! No more climbing up and down ladders, no getting on the roof, just stand on solid ground and clean. There are 2 extension tubes that come with the vac and 2 that come with the gutter cleaning kit. It was perfectused all 4 together to easily reach the gutters over the huge bushes in the front yard. Best money I've spent. Never have to hang onto an unsteady ladder again!
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DavidFormerMarine
Mar 18 , 2009
More thought needed
The idea is great! And it works fine IF you take the precaution to duct tape or use some sheet metal screws to keep the components together. Climbing on the roof to get the nozzle that has blown off is not my idea of fun. Every joint must be attached by more than just compression. Otherwise, you spend your time stopping, putting it back together, then starting up again. The manufacturer should have come up with a better way to keep the hose & nozzles together. Once attached with tape or screws, it works really great!!
 

popomama

Needham Heights, MA

Apr 11 , 2014
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good tool to save hassle

This is the tool I am looking for long time. It is easy to assemble. It took me about 15 minutes to connect it to the shop vac. I use it to clean the leaves for the first floor gutter without any issue. The only suggestion is I wish it can be made more sturdy between the connections. But for the price, this is a *******.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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spirited

Lees Summit, MO

Feb 18 , 2014
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Clean Gutters Without a Ladder

A great way to clean gutters. If you do need to use a ladder, you don't need to climb very high. You may need to tape the pieces together to make them stay in place.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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punkyjake

Brooksville, FL

Jan 30 , 2014
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Does what it is supposed to do.

It works just as advertised.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 29 , 2013
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Craftsman Gutter Kit

Excellent. I used this with the Craftsman 6.5 HP wet/dry vac and it worked beautifully. The gutters were cleaned in no time at all and all while I stood on the ground. I am a 5' 95 lb woman and I did not have to use a ladder. My gutters are always filled with wet pine needles and the wet/dry vac sucked them out so fast.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Greghc48

Kernersville, NC

Nov 23 , 2013
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Worked fairly well

I would agree with the reviews that said the pipes came apart, but for the money, it was definitely worth the investment. I also had some trouble rolling my shop vac along the ground - but, again, for the money, it was worth the small irritations. So-- for an hour's worth of work, and $20, I'm happy. Much better than spending $200 for someone to do it for me. Also - no ladder required - which is a plus. I also connected these pipes with those that came with my shop vac - gave me more length to work with. Would do it again - and work around the irritations!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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homedawh3

Cleveland, OH

Nov 17 , 2013
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that was easy

Cleaned my gutters in 20 minutes with this kit connected to my 12 gallon 5hp shop vac. Works great, emptied my shop vac 4 times during the process. No more mess on the siding. No more bending the gutters with the ladder. No more damaging the bushes, plants, etc... Very durable and easy to use. I only needed the elbow and 2 extensions to add to my hose and 2 extensions. BTW, I read the reviews about the parts coming apart, and I put extra pressure and twisted when connecting the 3 pieces until I couldn't push them together any further. NEVER came apart, and I can't get them apart with my bare hands, after using them, that's the way I will keep them, stored inside my garage. Highly recommended for anyone that has a good shop vac with 2-1/2" connections.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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trainbear53

Scranton, PA

Jul 10 , 2013
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Great attachment for Shop Vac

I wish I knew about this attachment years ago.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KyleCurry

Saint Paul, MN

Jun 14 , 2013
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Awesome! Does the job as advertised at a great price.

This was just what I needed. Grainger sells something similar for about $10.00 more, which makes the pricing on this even more attractive. Other reviewers complained that the sections come apart too easily; I didn't have that problem but I could see where it might happen if it got hung up in the gutter and you pulled too hard to get it loose. Definitely worth the money.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GenuineHeart

Pensacola, FL

Apr 16 , 2013
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Excellent Investment!!!

This has been an excellent investment in cleaning out the gutters as well as decreasing the time it takes to clean the gutters and attaches to my shop vac. I don't have to worry about putting the ladder in the right spot or taking the chance of falling down. I can use the ladder to look down the gutters to see where I really need to clean and other areas I don't. Some debri has caught up in the curve portion of the pipe, but it easily cleans right out. It's not real heavy either. My neighbors are even very impressed with this. I highly recommend this product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CoolGrip

San Marcos, CA

Jan 31 , 2013
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Just what I needed for Gutter Cleaning

This works GREAT....Half hour and I'm done. No ladder, no up and down Saved over an hour.


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StopMe

Arvada, CO

Nov 30 , 2012
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What a deal

Used the first day and it was just what I needed. Thank you SEARS

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jake56

Chicago, IL

Nov 13 , 2012
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Gutter cleaning kit

Product was easy to assemble and did a great job cleaning my gutters.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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azjer251

Morristown, AZ

Nov 9 , 2012
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Gutter cleaning

What a time saver,from an all day job using a ladder and bucket to under a 1 hour job with ease..

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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gustaf22

West Fargo, ND

Nov 2 , 2012
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Great tool

Works great no more ladders. Like to have one that worked on my leaf blower.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ElectricBob

Sarasota, FL

Jul 30 , 2012
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Craftsman gutter cleaning kit

I bought this kit and am very disappointed with how it works. The pieces don't fit together tightly enough and keep coming apart when in use. I actually had to get a ladder out to get the elbow out of the gutter . It only reaches 1 story gutters. Very cheaply made. If you try using the blower nozzle it just blows off. The only way this kit will work is to duct tape everything together. I found a much better product called the Gutter Clutter Buster. It is very high quality and works very well even for 2 & 3 story gutters. Don't waste your money on this product.


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GASRANGE

Edmond, OK

Jan 25 , 2012
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Great time, works fast if leaves are dry. .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mijregas

Chico, CA

Jan 16 , 2012
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Delighted with this vacuum gadget.

I should have purchased one of these years ago. Much easier and more effective that climbing a ladder and using a plastic gutter scoop and wisk broom to clean the gutters of my single story ranch house. SImple, inexpensive, and the attachements mate well with each other and with my original Shop Vac accessories. Could be the best $20 tool purchase I've made in a long time.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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baileyjer

Florence, SC

Dec 5 , 2011
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Simple, but sturdy and effective

I'm using it in a different way than illustrated on the site. Rather than using a big vac, I'm using a battery-operated leaf blower. Works well, and there are no extension cords and vacs to drag around. YMMV.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rubicat

North Ridgeville, OH

Nov 11 , 2011
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Craftsman Gutter Cleaning Kit works with a few quirks

For the most part this works well. As others have mentioned, I too had the attachments come apart a couple of times, especially when using as a blower. Since they attach together with a taper fit, you really have to push them together hard to keep them from falling apart, which can make it difficult to take them apart when you are finished. I had no problem with them coming apart when using as a vacuum.

Someone said the "Nozzle opening could be a little bigger." I disagree. The blower nozzle is just what it's called...It shouldn't be used when vacuuming. The deceasing size of the nozzle is a good thing because it increases the blower's velocity.

Someone also said that there needed to be more extensions. Most shop-vacs come with extension wands that can be used in addition to the ones that come in this kit. In fact, my Craftsman vac came with two extensions that are identical to the ones that come in the kit. I have a ranch-style house and I was able to easily reach all of my gutters, including the highest ones that are 12-feet from the ground. I am 5'7" tall.

One note of caution: When you are using this as a blower, it's a good idea to wear goggles to protect your eyes from flying debris. I learned this the hard way.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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richo214

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Sep 19 , 2011
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Gutter Cleaning wand attachment

Not a bad idea, just executed poorly. Needs setscrew or pin driven through both pieces to keep bent section from being pulled off and left hanging high up on gutter where you can't reach it to get it back. I don't know why the designers of these things don't try them themselves or think them through. So many designs nowadays fall short of complete thinking. And a tip that funnels down so much is not necessary. You could throw the funneled tip away and it would still work fine, maybe better.


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Liliemae

Lake Mary, FL

May 17 , 2011
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Works amazing

My husband had been in charge of our gutters for years and it was always a huge day long project due to our huge oak trees and hot Florida sun. We have a one story house and our gutters had gotten so full / clogged that the leaves had composted and they had spouted tons of tiny oak trees. This product worked amazingly well. I can stand on the ground and hook the tube into the gutter and then suction it out bit by bit. I ended up emptying my 12 gallon 5hp shop vac 7 times full of leaves and debris. Great product.

I am completely accident prone and would not be able to go up on a ladder to clean these gutters the old fashioned way. I am 5'2 and my house is a standard 1980's single story house and I had absolutely no problem reaching the gutters.

Only con - I did not realize at first that this product only works with a shop vac with a 2.5 " hose. Even though I had to get another shop vac to use this product I consider it well worth the money. I would have had to pay someone much more to clean out these totally clogged gutters. Highly recommend.


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Southern-gal

Lenexa, KS

Jun 13 , 2010
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Helpful tool

I debated a lot before buying this, but I was desperate to find some way to clean the lower gutters without getting on a ladder.  I will have to say it worked better than I expected.  I did have the same problems as others with the fittings coming apart periodically, but overall I would buy again.  I only used it as a vaccum and not a blower, so I can't comment on the blower function.  It did fit my shop vac & attachments just fine.  My neighbor even asked me about it after he saw me using it.  I will also mention that we have the standard gutter gards on our gutters, but even they get clogged with small limbs and tree particles.   I didn't want to use a blower on them and have debris flying all over the place, so this tool was a good option.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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blindtiger01

Winston Salem, NC

Jun 11 , 2010
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Sometimes it isn't what it is

I had the same problem another reviewer had as far as the pieces staying together.  I ran screws into connecting pieces and it stayed together well, however I don't know how tall the person in the photo is or if they were using extra extensions (the picture on the box clearly states it was being shown with extra extensions) but I still had to get a tall ladder out and the kit blew not only stuff out of the gutter but back all over the roof as well.  Make sure you read the fine print as this gives only 39 1/2 inches extra arm length.  I am only 5' 4" so I will need to order extra extensions to comfortably reach from the ground.  It is a good concept but needs a bit of fine tuning.


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Sonny2U2

Bradenton, FL

Apr 22 , 2010
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Gutter cleaning attachments come apart

Great concept, however, after using it less than five minutes sections came apart and had to get my ladder out to get the top piece out of my gutter.  This happened over four times and finally had to duck tape it together.

Finally, went on line and found a tool called Gutter Clutter Buster which is an attachment that fits my wet/dry vac and actually vacuumed out all debris, wet and dry, without my getting the ladder out one time.  The Gutter Clutter Buster is 60" one piece lightweight pvc that is so easy to use. Got my gutters cleaned in half the time. And, for my 2nd story, the Gutter Clutter Buster Kit came with two 54" extensions that fit snugly together and gave me absolutely no problems at all.  So, I put my Sears Gutter Cleaning Kit out for the yard sale.


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Randeyeman

Walnut, CA

Mar 24 , 2010
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Easiest and quickest to way to clean out raingutters before the

Received shipment of rain gutter cleaning kit just hours before a big storm. Had the entire length of my home's rain gutters cleaned out in less that an hour! First used the blower attachment to blow out all the loose leaves and pine needles, followed by the vacuum nozzle around the entire length of the gutters. It used to take half a day to clean out all the rain gutters with moving a ladder every few feet of cleaning - now I can do it in an hour without a ladder! Probably the best accessory I've purchased for my Craftsman shop vac - HIGHLY recommended!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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