beats craftsman hands down
I owned a craftsman for many years. I had nothing but problems. I purchased this blower and have never been happier.Air Filter location does make it hard for left handers.
August 13, 2011
Easy to use
I had read some previous reviews saying this item was unreliable and difficult to start. However, following the starting instructions that were included, this item has started flawlessly each time and is easy to use. I typically use it for 30-45 minutes each week, no problems.
August 12, 2011
Does A Great Job
Performs great from its easy start and handling to its performance . . . including the idling feature.
July 31, 2011
Works For Me
Bought this to replace another and it works great. The blower portion is very strong. The suction portion picked up like it is supposed to. had no troubIe starting cold or warm. It is light weight and very quiet opertion. I have 2 Husqvarna's now and will be purchasing another soon.
July 30, 2011
Makes my weekly chores a lot easier.
I bought this to take care of some neglected chores. I live in a pretty rural area, in fact, inthe middle of a cornfield. I bought it to avoid having to manually sweep grass, dust, and dirt, off my deck, 46' front porch, and to blow out my garage. I cut my time down drastically and the job is so much more thorough. My garage is pretty big and gets really nasty, especially during harvest season. This thing just blows everything right out the garage doors and doesn't let the wind carry it right back in, like manually sweeping does. Haven't got any trees big enough to have many leaves yet, so I can't comment on the vac option yet. Also is the easiest starting piece of gas equipment I've got.
I did a lot of research into this and found the reviews to be really good and the price was right. Don't be fooled by the cheaper junk out there.
July 24, 2011
This blower is easier to start, and runs quieter than the one (other manufacture) it replaced. Not as powerfull though.
July 23, 2011
This is a great blower
This blower does exactly what it is designed to do. There is plenty of power and it doesn't take a genius to run it. I use it every time I mow and trim my yard because it gives a finishing touch. I like the governor switch that will let you rev it up or down depending on the need. Also, it starts on the first or second pull. I really like having a machine I know will start every time. I haven't used the vacuum on it yet, but I know I will later this fall. That's why I bought this model.
I would highly recommend this blower.
July 17, 2011
Excellent for blowing; workable for vacuum
This is an excellent blower for the price. Good power, starts easy, comfortable to use -- a real champ. It falters a bit on the vac side. Getting the vac attachments put on (and taken off) is a chore. It's a bit clumsy to use with the vac attachment, and it will clog more often than other brands I've used. It is not the best choice if you do mainly or all vac work. But if your main use is as a blower with vac use once in a while, this is an excellent choice. Been very happy with mine for the past year. Not the most powerful hand-held blower I've used, but certainy the best value for the price.
July 10, 2011