After being told by Bunnings staff the Ryobi Cordless Vacuum Blower RBV3650 was "the one to get" the $429 paid is near a waste of money.
Unit struggled to vacuum up dampish leaves and the run time of only approximately 10 minutes ( for a 36 amp Lithium-Ion battery) will mean at least 3 charges (about 2.5 hours each) before I can complete the relatively simple task I bought it for.
I had the old model, it was great. This new Ryobi is very noisy, doesn't blow very well, doesn't vacuum well at all, the bag is crap, the bag holding rubber fixing is absolute rubbish, constantly lets go when not even half full, blowing all bag contents all over the place. It drove me that mad after less than 1 year old, I smashed it to pieces on my concrete driveway and put it in the bin. What a piece of rubbish.!!!
Have several 36V products and this performs good though the bag quality is bad. The zipper is poor quality (and fabric), and my bag has a hole. Otherwise performs good.
Edit: bag only lasted a year before zipper fell apart. Still keeping the blower but seeking cheaper alternate for bag replacement.
Questions & Answers
After using the vacuum what I have picked up falls out of the end. Any suggestions
How long should a bag last? The zipper on the bag broke in the first year. Bunnings advised this is not under warranty as it is a consumable. Big disappointment. Even Bunnings staff member suggested we shouldn’t have bought it....
vacuum starts but stops I pull the battery out then put it back in and its ok for about 20 seconds then stops again the vacuum keeps doing this until it wont start at all, battery is still charged
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