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Most Helpful Reviews
Handle is very awkward to use compared to previous models. Bottom of unit tends to suck in debris if you get to close to the ground. Rotating fan blades are to exposed and this could lead to an accident. Has adequate power for wet leaves and small jobs
San Diego, CA
Bought this because I needed and wanted a blower with variable speed. Got a super great deal on it! Just used it to clean the yard. The low speed on this blower sucked up all the leaves without picking up the gravel rocks! Saves me hours of work!
The primary advantage to this portable electric blower is exactly that: light weight, portable, easy set-up, and no fusing with gas/oil mix. Maybe not as powerful as a backpack, but much more handy for quick cleanups
Silver Spring, MD
Eagles Mere, PA
Years in service at a residence and now taking up a new residence and needing a trusted friend of purpose in a large yard with maple trees, the blower vac purchase was made by 11 AM and put into service by noon. Over the years, I've trusted Sears for my lawn needs. In a new state, they were just a short scenic drive away.
This does a great job on both blowing and mulching, with the exception of an unexpected amount of leaf dust blowing through the walls of the bag. Great design and value.
This is the best, i live in the country so need i say more. This is more then just a back saver. it also helped me save time. It gets in places that i can not reach,and will suck them up in a flash. This has just the right weight and power that i needed. Would also make a great gift.
I used this tool to vacuum up and mulch the leaves in my driveway and yard. It only took a few hours with no raking. The unit was easy to use and worked beautifully. The average of 20 large can liners of leaves was reduced to only two trash cans and one bag. Wonderful machine!
Just what I needed for my carport & yard. My 13+ year old gas blower is getting fussy. This is easy to use for blowing leaves off my concrete areas. It's lite & does a good job on leaves. It is not quite as good on mulching. The air outflow when mulching is on the top. I was covered in dirt after using it for just a few hours.
Aliso Viejo, CA
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.
Long Beach, CA
I was impressed with the power of this little tool when vacuuming up leaves and debris. However, nearly all of the debris goes right through the sieve-like bag. I'll need to sew up a real vacuum bag using a much finer mesh to properly contain the debris. Be sure to use a heavy gauge (I used 14) extension cord for proper power, and be sure to wear protective eye and lung protection.
This blower does a very good job for what it is advertised as. It is not going to blow as good as a gas blower that you might see used by yard pros because its output isn't the same. I have only had it a day, but I vacuumed up 3 39-gallon bags of leaves that would normally have taken 7 or 8 bags and in half the time it usually takes. This piece of equipment really does work well and I highly recommend it.
I bought this blower/vacuum after borrowing my neigbors, though we have few trees in our yard, all of the surrounding streets are full of them, maple, elm and sycamores. Our yard is a magnet for leaves. this product not only sucks up the leaves, it mulches them and saves a lot of space in yard waste bin. this is a great tool to have.