Just what one would expect from Husqvarna :)
Have used my Husqvarna Blower/Vac many times ~ easy to start each and every time. Powerful enough to move and pile-up the leaves and trash wherever I choose ~ then connect the Vac & Bag accessory and it very quickly picks-up and mulches the pile down to nothing. It's so cool, just unzip the bag into my garbage cans and I'm done in no time. My only regret is that I shoulda bought one years ago.
Thanks Husqvarna :)
February 24, 2012
not very happy
Wish I could return this one and buy a better one. Not very happy with the blower tube attatchments. They don't seem to stay together well. Keep having to adjust them. Also had problems starting it after a few uses. Also used the Husqvarna gas but still took a while to get it going. First few times started up fine but now is giving me fits. Just seems like a cheap, big-box version. Have a Husqvarna trimmer that has been fabulous.
May 17, 2015
The blower has great power and starts as advertised.
May 10, 2015
Did not last single season with light use
This product is extermely hard to start, the gase line ruptured after a single season or about 6 uses. I have a two cylce weed eater that lasted 10 years, not a Husqavarna. I would not recommend this product nor any two cycle products offered.
Throwing this product in the trash.
April 26, 2015
Bought this blower to replace a less expensive competitor's product. I have always had problems starting my old blower and decided it was time for a replacement. I have been very pleased with my new blower. You can spend less for a blower, but if you want a reliable blower, spend a little more and get this one.
April 24, 2015
Vacuum tube prone to clog/hard to insert and remove
The blower works well, but the vacuum feature--not so much.
First, the vacuum tube is hard to insert and remove. This is a problem, because the tube is very prone to clogging when using for leaf removal. Sometimes it clogs after only a minute or two of vacuuming.
You must then remove the tube in order to remove the clogged leaves. The tube is latched to the blower body by latch receptacles that lock the tube to the blower body's latch locks, and lining these up with the tube and the body, and wrestling it into place is a challenge because of this and because the blower cover has a powerful spring to close the cover and has to be held back while doing this or it will snap shut and require a screwdriver to pry the plastic cover off. I am concerned that the cover or cover latch will break at some point when conducting this latter procedure. The quick closure can happen as you are trying to maneuver the latch receptacles on the tube and locks on the blower body into place. Removing the tube is also somewhat difficult at times as the latches on the body and the tube latch receptacles can stick.
Also, the vacuum's leaf bag has a shoulder strap that goes over the tube at the point where the bag and output port of the vacuum tube intersect providing a natural clogging spot since the strap and its placement somewhat restrict the bag opening.
In addition, the fabric of the bag developed a hole about the size of a golf ball near the place where the vacuum tube is inserted into the bag after only a few uses and it appears the bag will have to be replaced soon if it can't be sewn shut or patched. Never had this occur with other brands.
March 17, 2015
good product - got the job done!
I purchased this product after buying a $400 lawnmower last year. I trust your company.
February 12, 2015
Only used a few times before winterizing
For the few times I used it before winterizing, it seems very good. Started very easy. Seems quieter than my last. Nice to have a trigger, instead of my older blower that was a lever-throttle. I'm surprised I like the round nozzle better, though nice to have both included. Used the vacuum kit in December for some leaves that fell late from a neighbor's tree. Blew them into the street, then vacuumed. Worked fine. Can't comment on durability, but I bought the Husqy fuel to extend warranty to 4 years.
January 5, 2015