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My first leaf blower -- what a great tool!,
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This review is from: Toro 51599 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller (Older Model) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Lawn & Patio)
I have 4 mature oak trees on my property, and for the past 4 falls, I have manually raked the leaves. After reading about this blower in Consumer Reports' August or September 07 issue (it was ranked best), I decided to give it a try. I am really happy with this blower. I mainly use it to vacuum/mulch the leaves, and it does a good job. My only real complaint about this is that the vacuum attachment is a little too long for my 5'5" stature, so I'm somewhat clumsy with it. The shoulder adjustment strap also drops the bag a little lower on my hip than I would like. Other than that, I haven't had problems with it. Because of these two nuisances, I'm giving 4 stars.
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Initial post: Jan 8, 2009 3:29:06 PM PST
Schmona, I'm 5'2" so I'll probably have the same problem, but someone wrote a review on Amazon saying that he cut off the vacuum hose to make it more comfortable for his wife who is also short. This may be an option for you. Diane
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2009 7:01:36 AM PST
Thanks for this info. This year my husband used the ol' rake. I'll give that a try next year to see if that helps.
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