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      ExecutiveGardener
      Oct 30 , 2013
      ExecutiveGardener
      I'm an Executive Gardener, Contractor, and Landscape Architect and I love Craftsman Tools in my kit. I bought this blower because I have a few clients in cities that don't allow blowers over 55db, and no professional grade gas blower goes that low yet. Sears lists this one as 54.4 and I keep the spec sheet in my truck. For an electric blower it has plenty of power for residential purposes and I really like the variable speed for when I'm in tight spaces or finishing a pile. It has better control than my gas blower. It's relatively light weight and the suction works well too. Still, I am greatly disappointed in the cord attachment function. Sears lists that it comes with a 7' (foot) cord and a cord lock. WRONG!!! The cord on mine is only 4" (inches), which isn't even enough to tie a not with, and there is no cord lock. The major down fall of electric devices, is that the cord is cumbersome, catches and falls out. Sears BLEW it on this one. I make due by wrapping the cord through the handle for now but this too get irritating during use. It's a good tool, but Sears needs to do a better job on proofing the text of the items they advertise, for both technical correctness and grammar.
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      Bob1969
      Jan 16 , 2014
      Blower it is ok, zipper for the mulch bag is a disappointment
      I got this unit on June of 2012 so far it is ok. First the blower is ok, not as advertised with 240 mph, that will be cat 5 hurricane speed, truth is maybe 170 mph, maybe less due to the exhaust pipe is not completely sealed and air goes out thought the joints overall ok, and the extension cord is not 7 ft it is just 3 to 4 inches, long. Second and the disappointment the mulcher function is not that good, I have a two Syracuse trees their leaves are big and if the intake pipe takes too many at the same time, it will clogged very easily. I have to be careful not to pick a pile and a lot people complain about the dust it is true so wear a mask. the ratio is like 12 to 14 to 1, but the propeller is very good been metal. In the past I had blowers with plastic propeller and they break after the second winter. The zipper in the bag it is very low quality, it jams very easily and now I just used in the second winter the zipper is not capable to close anymore. In the past the mulch bags came with steel zipper, but this one is terrible the material of the bag is very bad. I spend all day talking with different departments in Sears to find a replacement because it is not cover by the warranty, until finally in customer service in parts she was able to find it. Do not try the phone on the product it has change. The part number is 31103148 it cost $18 plus shipping and handling and taxes and the actual model for the blower in case needs parts for it is 138.74898 do not go by the model number in your receipt or in the website. I hope this may help to decide to buy this product
       

      kurt

      Humboldt, IA

      Dec 16 , 2014
      Overall
      works great!!

      I don't have to mix gas & oil or wonder if it will start!! Well balanced and easy to handle.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      lrami51

      San Antonio, TX

      Dec 16 , 2014
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      No More Rake

      I bought this item to blow the leaves away from my patio. I have a pecan tree and my neighbor's trees really piles up the leaves. Last year I raked 23 large bags of leaves. I am very happy with this blower/vac I was able to vac and mulch a lot of leaves in a very short time and with a lot less bags. It vacs and mulches fast without getting the leaves stuck. It even mulched small twigs. I am very happy with this product. The value and the price was perfect

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JJCarver

      Orlando, FL

      Dec 16 , 2014
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      A+ Leaf Blower/Vac

      Purchased this Leaf Blower/Vac because I was in need of one for my yard. It's a small yard and I would rather have the consistency of full power, as opposed to a battery powered model which not work as well as the charge is used up. It works great for my needs and I would definitely recommend it. In addition unless you know you'll want the variable speed the non-variable model will work just as well. 9 times out of 10 I switch this blower from off to full speed so I probably could have opted for the other version as well. If mine ever bites the dust or needs replacing I won't hesitate to buy the same leaf blower/vac again.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      richieyardhelp

      Toms River, NJ

      Dec 15 , 2014
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      Leaf blower vac

      Was very happy with this purchased it was perfect for my needs.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Benhurdog

      San Antonio, TX

      Dec 8 , 2014
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      Blower Is Defective

      Ordered one on line for store pickup. I plugged it in and nothing. Blower was dead. I returned it to the store, and the store clerk pulled another one from stock and plugged it into power. Blower was dead. The store had no more inventory. Stupidly I went to another Sears store and bought another one. Plugged it in using a heavy duty extension cord. Blower was dead. Before I returned it to the store, I took the item to a Sears repair center, and they did not know why it would not work. After returning it to the store the sales clerk pulled two blowers from inventory and plugged them in, all were dead. At that point I bought a Toro. Knowing the quality of the Craftsman brand It is hard to believe that Sears would allow a defective product like this to reach the shelf.


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      Mostsearsuser

      Lanham, MD

      Dec 4 , 2014
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      Bought this for vacuum and mulching

      Bought this machine for vacuum and mulching purpose but the vacuum and mulching option doesn't have much power to sucks-up the leaves because i have to many big trees with big leaves . I guess this vacuum and mulch option are only good if you have small trees with little leaves. I have never used the blower yet because i have another blower. I bought this machine only for vacuum and mulching

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      RK1287

      Adena, OH

      Dec 2 , 2014
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      Just what I was looking for.

      The price point was fantastic. I just love the variable speed on this leaf blower.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Billgin

      Xenia, OH

      Dec 2 , 2014
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      seems really great so far

      love the variable speed control. easy to use your thumb while blowing. the only thing I didn't like was the way the vac . bag vents when in use especially if leafs are quite dry. Bag empties very good after a full.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      jpagain

      Oak Creek, WI

      Nov 30 , 2014
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      Lots of blowing power

      Works great for the price

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      April02

      Miamisburg, OH

      Nov 30 , 2014
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      Leaf blower got the job done!

      I was using an older blower and it broke. I ordered this new one and picked it up same day. It was so much faster. It was light weight and easy to carry around and had plenty of power for my yard work. I have purchased other craftsman products was part of the reason I purchased it and the price was good. I only used the blower function not the vacuum.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Nov 28 , 2014
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      Craftsman leaf blower

      Works as I thought it would, good after all it's a Craftman.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      MrSmoofy

      New Port Richey, FL

      Nov 26 , 2014
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      The only product you hope that blows and sucks at the same time!

      As a leave blower it's a perfect. Was very easy to assemble and appears to be built well. The tapered nozzel attachment is really nice have not had that on other bands/models I've had. As for sucking up leaves well it doesn't suck well it sucks well you know what I mean it sucks because it doesn't suck. I'd be surprised if it could suck up feathers. The tried and true method to pick up leaves is a tarp and you rake them onto it and then use that to empty into a trash bag.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Vits

      Maumelle, AR

      Nov 26 , 2014
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      Good ,Does the job for small lawn.

      You feel the weight after few minutes of use.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Cdcdmj

      Shreveport, LA

      Nov 26 , 2014
      via mobile
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      The best

      It works very good and help us a lot

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      tandanb

      Key Biscayne, FL

      Nov 23 , 2014
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      Powerful Little Blower

      I have used powerful commercial garden blowers and popular, inexpensive, home electric versions. This is a powerful little blower. When set on high, it's powerful enough to want to pull away from you when it encounters resistance. You can't beat the blowing power in this price range.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Singapura

      Westborough, MA

      Nov 21 , 2014
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      Not powerful enough for medium amount of leaves

      Previously had a McCullough with same amps and it worked better for medium amount of leaves or leaves that are a little wet


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      KochThao

      Duluth, GA

      Nov 21 , 2014
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      Good for the Money

      low cost blower. good for the money.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Cowboypaul

      Enon Valley, PA

      Nov 6 , 2014
      via craftsman.com
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      Very Good Electric Blower/Vac

      This is a very good Blower/Vac! I was very suprised on how it blew the leaves away and pretty far! It is light and very easy to use and has just as much power as my Gas Blower does! I am not sure if it goes clear up to 240 mph, but it is way up there! I was very satisfied by buying this product and it being a Craftsman! Awesome price and does a great job! The cord stayed in place the whole time!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      MileHighMatt

      Denver, CO

      Oct 29 , 2014
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      Craftsman At It's Best!

      We wanted to purchase a home with large trees. Large trees equal tons of leaves. As they started to fall a few weeks ago, I realized that my love for raking was simply not there. I went to Sears, found this amazing leaf blower/vac and the rest is history. This thing is amazing! It makes quick work blowing debris. The variable speed lets me move things how I want to, so I am not limited by the blower. The vac does an excellent job mulching and filling up the leaf bag. Also super easy to convert back and forth. This item is a must have for every homeowner.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Oct 28 , 2014
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      Works great

      I purchased this item to replace a 20 year old blower/vac that eventually burnt up after years of use. I am very pleased how it has worked up to this point. It is much easier to change over from the blower to the vac. The unit's adjustable blower/vac settings works great when you are working in landscaped beds to when you need it at full power. I just spent the weekend cleaning up around our lake cabin in northern MN where every tree has dropped its leaves and it worked great for cleaning them up around the cabin. The place has never looked so nice this time of year. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an easy to convert/reliable leaf blower/vac.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Xbird49

      Bedford, OH

      Oct 25 , 2014
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      Great customer service

      received a coupon for a free speed leaf blower,and whenI went to get it,was very happy with the service I received.The lady who waited on me, was so nice,and when the points I was to get for the purchase she went out od her way to make sure I was happy.This item is one of the best items I had purchased from sears.I took it out to my parents who are both over ninety and blew and mulched all the leavesin their yard and they have about 20 large trees,and it was easy to use and I had just had open heart surgery 7 weeks before again Thanks for the product and the service I received

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      atwoodb

      Myrtle Beach, SC

      Oct 24 , 2014
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      Great Blower

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      unimportant

      Smithfield, PA

      Oct 22 , 2014
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      Perfect Leaf Blower

      This leaf blower is perfect for me in every way I need to use it. It's light weight so my arms don't get sore and tired over prolonged use, the speeds are crazy fast. My back deck boards swell and trap pine needles that are impossible to get out with a broom, kick this blower up to high and they fly off the porch. Add an extension cord and vacuum up all the leaves around the house.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Danurs

      Patchogue, NY

      Oct 21 , 2014
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      it worth the purchase!

      I bought the craftman 12A Variable speed blower with Vacumm last fall and it works very good,i can blow all the leaf together and use the vaccum suck into bag.it save me a lot of time!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      dignit

      Charlotte, NC

      Oct 21 , 2014
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      variable speed blower

      I thought I would try this craftsman because it had variable speed. I like the low speed for getting behind areas.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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