A real time saver
The blower/vacuum was bought two years ago to clean up dead leaves that were congregating around the bottom of fences that become a fire risk. It still works fine. It came in sections in the box so a little bit of assembly was required but nothing difficult. The upper tube is the vacuum and the smaller, lower tube is the blower. The machine is quite large but well balanced with the switch and handles comfortably positioned. The housing is made from tough plastic that seems to be quite strong rather than thinner brittle plastic which was one rea...son for my buying it. Switching from blower to vacuum is just a simple turn of a lever. The 2400 watt motor gives plenty of suction, sometimes too much, but the power is easily adjusted with a small wheel switch. It vacuumed up the leaves along the bottom of the fence much better and faster than any rake. The lower speed picked up leaves but left the dirt and stones however I found the mulching function is less efficient at lower speeds but this was not a problem. The mulcher is made of a tough plastic that is obviously designed for light work such as leaves and tiny twigs; anything larger would damage the plastic blades as it says in the instructions. It chops up the leaves larger than I expected but it does the job and the reduced sizes makes it easier to empty the vacuum bag into the bin or bags. The blower is great; quite powerful and eye protection must be worn. It blows away grass clippings after mowing from paths in just seconds; much faster and cleaner than a broom and cleans right into corners easily. I used it to dust off steps, verandah, windows and the mower as well. I watched a professional using a petrol leaf blower/ vacuum who used the blower to blow the leaves up into a corner of a fence and then used the vacuum to mulch them up into the collection bag so I did the same and it took one quarter of the time to clear the yard of leaves. This machine is a huge time saver for me and it does what it says on the box. With proper care, like anything else, it should last a long time. If the vacuum collection bag is allowed to fill more than half way, dust seems to escape and settle around the motor and over the housing so emptying the bag more regularly is important. Dust over the motor section would probably happen to any leaf blower with a vacuum function and dust is not good for any motor.
Good while it lasted
Bought for $39, with an extra 10% off from Masters.
Can't fault the item for the price. Plug it in and it sucks stuff up - basically an outdoor vacuum cleaner. It does what I bought it for.
It's not flashy, build quality is slightly cheap but still well above what I expected for the money.
**Edit** Rating changed to 2 stars... The motor died today after only 9 months of occasional use. Don't have the receipt now and anyway I guess with the demise of Masters I won't get any joy in store. Still only $39 won't lose sleep over it.
Same product, different brand
I found the Ozito version of this blower vac at Bunnings for $39.00, although it doesn't have variable speeds. I am immensely satisfied with it and find it easy to use and totally effective for blowing or picking up all kinds of leaves. The best thing about it is being able to flick a lever to go from blowing to vacuuming, rather than having to swap nozzles/pipes as I had to with my old Black and Decker (which just died after 15 years of use). I hope the Ozito lasts even half as long but for just $39.00 with a 2 year replacement warranty, what does it matter?
Questions & Answers
i have an 909 blower vac electric where can i get a bag for it
where can I get a replacement collection bag? Don.
You might like to try their website at www.909.com or contacting their office PO Box 413, Mooroolbark, Vic 3138, phone 1800 909 909, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
where can I buy replacement bag for 909 Blower Vac? Thanks in advance
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