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Successful purchase after detailed search
I searched for some time for a reasonably priced blower/vacuum, powerful, with a metal impeller. I needed a vacuum model that could handle small twigs and acorns as well as leaves. I eventually found the Worx model in an on-line store, that was not a hardware store. The unit arrived appropriately packaged with clear instructions for assembly. I had the unit working in no time at all.
In no uncertain terms The Worx blower/vacuum has been a life saver - it handles all the leaves and small twigs debris, including acorns, from my large oak tree....The metal impeller does a good job of shredding the leaves so that the material can be used as compost. I find it very powerful for its size and weight. The one downside is that it does not handle damp leaves very well, but that may be true of any blower/vacuum. In addition it could use a longer power cord, but that is a minor detail. While it hasn't been an issue yet for me, I haven't been able to find where spare parts may be available (except in the U.S.). I'm hoping this will not be a problem when the time comes.
Purchased in February 2019 for A$129.00.
A Product is Only as Good as its Weakest Component
A nice European inspired design but fails in one key point - the quality and durability of the accompanying 'dust bag' - definitely not suitable for vacuuming leaves. The bag will work for a month or two but soon disintegrates along any seam and the zip. Apart from being difficult to order, the retail price is a whopping $49 per piece. The business model for this product seems to emulate ink printers where the cost of maintenance will end up far more than the original price. Not surprising, the bags are manufactured in China. The manufacturers should urgently re-engineer the design and construction of these bags for Australian use!
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