So far, works as expected. No raking this fall.
I purchased this from Amazon based on excellent reviews there and from a site that collects other consumer reviews. The only thing I found disappointing was the manual, which should be thrown away and done over with larger type, color pictures, and written by someone more familiar with standard English. The drawings are way too small to be very useful during assembly. There is no excuse for such a poor manual in this day and age. The blower has some heft to it and it takes some practice to learn how to start it, put it on, and get moving. Once adjusted, it works very, very well and eliminates the need to rake any leaves. It will move just about any quantity of dry or somewhat-damp leaves no matter now deep. It does take some practice to maneuver around bushes, deck stairs, and other places where leaves get stuck. You need a fairly large space to store it. I do find that the shoulder straps tend to slide off. It would be nice if they were somehow connected across the back, but I don't know how that could be done. Other than that it is very quiet and comfortable to use and gets the job done.
December 18, 2013
Not sure about its durability yet, but after 3 weeks of use on two different residential properties, my wife (age 67_ and I (age 75) love this blower and fight over who gets to use it. It's a little hassle for her to get it on without my help, (she's short) but once it's on, she's fine with it. Starts well, is well balanced, and really blows those leaves!
December 10, 2013
Very Good Machine A Workhorse
I like this product because of it's ease in starting and it's harness. The controls on the tube are easy to use and right where you need them. The muffler system is easy on the ears and the weight is well balanced. I would certainly by another.
December 5, 2013
This product has plenty of power to blow large quantities of leaves easily at full throttle. It can also clear flower beds at low speed without blowing mulch out of the beds. The only drawback is the lack of a chest buckle to keep the shoulder straps in place. Shoulder straps, although well padded and comfortable, tend to slide off the shoulders. The waist belt is definitely helpful. All in all, a great blower so far
December 1, 2013
This is my first back pack blower. I have found this blower to meet and exceed all of my expectations.
Hope to have it for many years.
November 30, 2013
First Backpack blower...
So far this is a great product, very easy to use and very quiet and comfortable. Did a very large yard very easily and quickly. Strongly recommend this product!!!
November 29, 2013
I haven't had this blower very long, but it has worked well since I purchased it. It certainly has sufficient power for my needs. It starts easily, even in cold weather. Today was 25 degrees, and it quickly started on the third pull. Not bad! I would recommend this for anyone looking for a mid-range, yet functional backpack blower.
November 24, 2013
This blower has very good power and air volume. What took me all afternoon to do with a hand held blower now only takes an hour or so. It is very easy starting and idols well.
I was a little surprised that after only four uses the engine was running very rough because the spark plug was fouled. I cleaned the spark plug and now the unit is working fine.
Overall I am very happy with this blower.
November 21, 2013