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Overall scores are based on:
Performance (70%). We spread a 5kg leaf mixture consisting of gum leaves and small twigs evenly across an area measuring 5m x 4m. On a windless day, we use the blowers to completely clear the mixture from the marked area. High performance scores are awarded when a blower clears the area quickly, leaving no twigs behind. Vacuuming scores for blower vacs are based on how quickly each model hoovers up 1kg of mixed leaf/twig material, and 2kg of leaf material only. We also measure the noise at the operator’s position and at a distance of 7.5m.
Ease of use (30%). We assess how easy each model is to wield based on its overall weight and balance. We also consider levels of vibration and ease of operating the trigger. For blower vacs, we measure the time it takes to convert from blower to vacuum mode, and how easy the bag is to empty.
06 Mar 2018, Tony
Product use: 6 months or more
I have hard surfaces, consisting of a large drive, a double carport, a small yard, paths and steps, of more than 400 square meters that collect leaves. I have regularly used this blower on them for more than two years. Usually a setting on half power or even less is more than adequate to clear the leaves. The turbo booster is rarely necessary. The battery has never been discharged in normal use.
The machine is very simple to use as is the battery charger. I would not hesitate to buy it again unless there was a comparable machine for effectiveness that was lighter and quieter and cheaper.
Not so far.
Yes, I recommend this product.