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Old 06-25-2003, 11:54 PM
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shredder vacs

anyone using the leaf shredder vacs? what kind and how well do you like them? how well do they perform? thanks.
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:02 AM
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As in the type I have listed below?
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:10 AM
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Great for clean up around pools

Sthill SH 85 had it for 3 years and its still going strong
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Old 06-26-2003, 12:15 PM
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yep, i am talking about the handheld type. i was thinking of getting one, but wanted to k now if they were worth it?
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Old 06-26-2003, 01:10 PM
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They have their purpose, mostly where you can't blow leaves. It's not a Billy Goat machine, not real fast either.
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Old 06-26-2003, 02:16 PM
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I have the Echo and its the least used power tool that I have. Should have kept the cash on that deal. I've been saying that I was going to start using it as a blower just to get some use out of it!
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Old 06-26-2003, 02:22 PM
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Yep, I have the Echo too. Posted it on a thread (maybe here?) on the "Worst piece of equipment" thread.
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If you have money to burn ,go ahead and buy it.

I agree with edrenckh and Blessed.

Its a good blower for walkways and such.

I carry it with me as a back up blower ,but gave up on using it for anything else.

If you think you are gonna stick it bushes and suck out the leaves . Forget it. If you think you are gonna use it to suck up piles of shrub clippings or clean the beds of them. Forget it.

It will pick up clippings and debris , but it is not worth the time
or effort. You have to be right on top of it for it to work. It gets really awkward to handle, and the bags get all dusty and starts to really hang on you. Then starts to fall off as it fills up.

The vac portion of that tool is one of the worst tool investments that I have made.

As a hand held blower it works really well.

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Old 06-26-2003, 05:39 PM
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Would they work well for sucking leaves out of basement window wells?

How about sucking up hedge trimmings?

Do they have the power to suck up small stones?

Could you use this to remove debris off of river jack beds?


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Old 06-26-2003, 06:26 PM
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I bought it for all the reasons you listed.


It is just not worth it. It will suck the leaves out of the window wells , but it is just easier to scoop the out with you hands and the use the bp blower to put them with the rest.

The clippings in beds from trimming. It is best just raking or blowing them into a pile , then hand loading into a barrel.

It will pick up mulch from the beds because you have to get right on top of what you want to get. I mean directly on top of it. With the nozzle of the vac touching the debris.

I really wanted it to work out, but it just didnt. I no longer even consider using it any more.

The bag on it becomes a real pita. Every time you turn or bend it wants to flop around or off. And the dust pours out of the bag.
It gets heavy real quick.You have to hold it well out in front of you.

Spend the money on something else or save it. Wish I did.
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