Convenient, light, maneuverable and powerful for the size
I got this for quick clear-ups when I can't be bothered to get out the heavy mains-power blower (and grovel on the floor to find the outdoor power sockets etc) - I wasn't expecting it to be a complete replacement.
But this is plenty powerful enough to easily clear dry leaves, gum-nuts and small twigs off the paths around my house. It is much easier to manoeuvre and the curved end gets into tight corners to direct the rubbish where you want it, where the bigger, heavier mains unit just blasts stuff everywhere and you end up going back over what...you have already done. One fully charged 5AH battery is more than enough to do a carport, longish drive, right around the house and fair size patio in a 'bushy' area with lots of debris. Not quite so effective with wet stuff, so I just wait for things to dry. Good value for money if you already have Makita 18V batteries & charger. And soooo much more convenient than my old mains-power blower that I know I will never use it again - it has just gone out onto the nature strip with a 'Free to good home' sign.
Purchased in September 2020 at Total Tools for $120.00.
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