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Craftsman 190cc* 4-N-1 Plus Chipper/Shredder Yard Vacuum
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Craftsman 190cc* 4-N-1 Plus Chipper/Shredder Yard Vacuum

Item# 07177013000P | Model# 77013 | Added on October 21, 2010
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The Craftsman Chipper/Shredder Yard Vacuum Picks It Up And Bags It With Power
Whether you’re clearing a putting green, flower bed or cleaning-up after a storm, this powerful 4-N-1 Plus Craftsman chipper/shredder yard vacuum makes it easy to get your yard looking its best. Eliminate back-straining labor and wasted time, cruise easily though the yard picking up twigs, sticks and leaves while turning them into mulch at the same time. And when you're finished, rest assured that the errant yard waste will be neatly packaged in the 2-bushel capacity rear bag.
With a wide 24 inch nozzle, you can get the yard or green cleared in less passes, while the adjustable height ensures you're able to pick-up all kinds of yard waste. An onboard vacuum hose brings a reach you can use to clean under decks, in between tight flower beds and give your vehicle that deep-clean it needs to stay rust-free and last longer. With the right tools, you’re able to do a complete job and get more from what you own.
One of the best features of this chipper/shredder yard vacuum is its anti-clog self-cleaning system that breaks up large clumps of sticks and leaves, eliminating the need to stop your progress until the bag is full, and with a 8:1 reduction ratio, it'll take a lot of ground to fill this bag. No matter how full your bag gets, rest assured that the self propelled, semi-pneumatic wheels will provide the traction and maneuverability you need to move ... read more
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16 found this review helpful
by Todd904
April 14th
Great piece of equipment

I usually don't do reviews, but I read a lot of the other reviews on his piece of equipment and I was kind of skeptical about going and purchasing it. I watched a few you tube videos and seen the machine operate as well and decided that I would give it a try because I have a lot of shrubbery that gets piled up with leaves and it is such a pain to clean out the beds every year and with this vacuum having the vac hose on it, I thought it might work well for me. I am a general contractor in Florida, so I deal with a lot of equipment. So I purchased the machine online and did a pick up in the store. It was really fast. I went to the house and it only took a few minutes to put it together, put in the oil, gas and have this thing running. It started on the first pull and my five year old was running it up and down the driveway sucking up all the water oak leaves that were every where and it worked great. We emptied the bag when it got full(very easy) and began vacuuming some more. So then I got into the shrub beds with the vac hose and it worked great. I will say that the small twigs that it picks up will turn sideways in the tube and clog it up occasionally, but for the job it was doing and the speed of picking up the leaves, I was extremely happy that I would not have to drag the leaves out from around all the close shrubs with a rake and then pick them up. I would like to have one with a longer hose, but I will take what I can get. The hose was kinked a little when I took it out of the box, so I just loosened the hose clamps and repositioned the hose on the adapters, so that the kinks were on the outside of the hose and not the inside. So within an hour, I had already emptied the bag three times and had picked up a lot of leaves and mulched them for my back yard beds. If you are hunting a leaf vacuum that takes all the work out of it, then this might not be the right equipment for you and there is more expensive models that will ease the job, but if your hunting a piece of equipment that will help you at at a reasonable price then this is the right one for you. Hope this helps anyone looking to purchase this machine. I look forward to using it tomorrow and if my experience changes, then so will my review. But for now I am happy with it.

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21 found this review helpful
by ctbea
February 4th
Questionable Utility

After two years, the flexible chuting split and while duct tape helps, it finally failed; which was not all that big a problem because the vacuum hose became plugged with every little twig it sucked up. I finally gave up and just rake the leaves and twigs into a pile and suck them up with the front lawn nozzle. The throttle will not hold a setting unless its wide open or idle...constantly resetting it. Finally, the bag developed holes and the stitching at the connector came apart after 4 years of use. The cost of another bag assembly is nearly half the cost of an entire new yard vac...how stupid. If Sears can't make parts available at a reasonable price, buy this kind of machine elsewhere.

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Debbie Bradley

Terrible bag quality

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I used this vac twice when the button on the right side to keep the bag closed came off. I called the store and even though they had one in stock, told me they would order a replacement since they couldn't tell if it was a defect or user misuse. REALLY?? They're called "buttons", you turn them to open the bag and turn them back to reclose the bag. I don't even allow the bag to fill all the way because it's so big it's hard for me to empty if more than 3/4 full. The 3rd time I used the replacement bag, the same button came off again. The replacement bag cost $151.68 (billed to the store) I can't afford to buy replacement bags every 2-3 times of use. I'm considering returning the whole thing but now I'm told they will charge me a 15% fee (97.50) to return defective equipment. Very disappointed!! If they could fix the bag issue it would be an awesome machine.

13 days ago
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tedunlap

Was great but!!

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I've had the Chipper/Shredder/Vacuum for 3 years. The bag has come completely at apart. The replacement cost for the bag is 45% of the total cost of the machine.$243.00. Just be very very careful with the bag.

13 days ago via sears.com
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Omniscient1

Works as described

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Following the instructions, assembly was a breeze. It's a nice thought that a bottle of engine oil was included as that helped in getting this rig up and running. Ergonomics is not the best. The handle is non-adjustable and a little too low for taller statured users. The engine starter rope is long and takes nearly the entire length of pull to start the engine in cooler weather. The self-propelled deck is too fast at the slowest setting so minor adjustment is still in order. Managed to clear about a quarter acre when the chipper jammed on a piece of wood mulch during a bag change. Despite these issues I look forward to continued use through the fall.

14 days ago via sears.com
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Chatt37405

Not Impressed

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I got this item thinking it the bag size would be an issue since it would be shredding the leaves, well it didn't shred the leaves as fine as i had hoped so i ended up emptying the bag ever 3 mins. I noticed I could clean up my yard just as fast with my blower and rake. If you decide to get one of these beware, it really loud and doesn't have very good fuel consumption, I had to refill mine during use with a lot of leaves left to clean up. The only good thing about it is that it works well getting leaves out of your flower beds , I could use my shop vac for that. Anyways I have scheduled a return of the item and I am still looking for an alternative. Hope the insight is helpful to others.

19 days ago via sears.com
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wilmerfer

Poor Quality - issues right from the start only use 3 times and nozzle brok

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It is nice that it is not as heavy as other machine. I had an old model -15 years old or so- and it was a monster to use
so sold that one and bought this new one. Second time use and the little pins closing the bag fell and I couldnt find it...they are tiny screws type and hard to replace; ok, under warranty Sears send me a new bag! then the Nozzle to switch to the hose broke...
it is just bad design and very cheap components... ok now Sears is sending me the entire front part and a technician to repair it.
Considering returning the thing after only 3 times using it. Very disspapointed with something that has the "Craftsman" name and the Sears store name

20 days ago via sears.com
2 of 3 found this review helpful.
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per12

YardVac

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bag fills too quickly and doesn't decompose all leaves. This makes it time consuming in an area that has heavy leaves as here in New England. Quicker to rake and blow leaves. Possible to grind up first and then use bagger second time around

21 days ago via sears.com
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111111

Very Hard to start

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It is very hard to start, the bag is not all that easy designed to empty into a trash bag and it doesn't mulch as good as I thought it should. I do like the suction and power propelled. I am glad I got the 2 year in home maintenance contract. I am sure I will see a lot of the service man when I am unable to start. I will keep it because when it does start it does a good job on the leave on the drive. Have not tried the vacuum hose, really don't have a use for it, so I did not install it.

26 days ago via sears.com
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Sandyjohnyardhelpe

No more raking

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Starts easy , picks up leaves and pine needles, easy to dump. You'll be amazed at the amount of leaves it can hold. It definitely is a back saving tool.

October 20th via sears.com
5 of 5 found this review helpful.
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cust13

pretty good shredder

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overall works pretty well so far, hose does clog some if you pick up too many at a time but not anything one can't work around.. unit is heavy and loud.. will update as I get to use it more

October 20th via sears.com
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Tinac06

Works Great!

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The machine works as advertised. Where it would have taken 3 hours to clean up the leaves it takes 1/2 hour. Dry leaves are turned into dust. Works well on leaves that are not dry

September 18th via mobile
8 of 8 found this review helpful.
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craftmaster

Great time and back saving tool

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Really has been a blessing for me and has massively quickened my annual leaf cleanup. I find the blower to be the most useful aspect. The vacuum hose is also especially helpful getting leaves quickly out of bushes.

September 12th via craftsman.com
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issstorage

Great vacuum!

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I manage a small storage facility and we were using a leaf blower originally to clean the asphalt of our site but found that it was blowing dirt under our outside unit doors. The owner had one of these that was from his own personal home that he brought it for us to try out. It is FANTASTIC at vacuuming up the site, it gets not only the leaves on the site but small gravel as well. We do not use the chipper, shredder so I cannot review that portion of the unit but the vacuum is awesome!

August 14th via sears.com
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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tomLynes

Chipper/Shredder was easy to assemble and started on the first pull easily.

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August 7th via sears.com
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jamesl50

1999 Craftsman lawn vac

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Bought this unit in 1999. Still using it and it works great. Has a 4.5 Tecumset engine that is still going and does not burn oil. The unit sat up for two years and upon starting, oil came out of many gaskets. Used oil treatment to stop oil leaks and no leaks. The only complaint is that the primer bulb does not work and I have to put a little gas in the carb and pull the cord. Usually starts in two to three pulls.The bag is felt and is a lot sturdier than the ones in most of the one star reviews. I guess these units are like people, they don't make them like they used to.

No other parts had broken on this unit. Changed the oil and plugs regularly and the machine keeps on sucking up leaves. Saves on buying mulch for the garden. This unit will pickup small twigs, sweet gum balls (if you get after them after emptying the bag). No acorns are picked up (sometime they are picked up, but roll out after a couple of minutes. No biggie the squirrel usually get them.

My unit does not have a hose attachment. I think this is unnecessary.

Below they are asking for a recommendation. I cannot attest to the new machines, but this 1999 model is A-1 and it only cost $390.00. If I have to replace the bag at today's price, would not be cost effective. My unit came with a chute to replace the bag. I guess I will be using this and just mulch the leave and leave them on the lawn. Or go in a circle and pile them up in the middle of the yard and then pick them up and put them in the garden.

Even the five stars applies to the older unit.

June 13th via sears.com
10 of 11 found this review helpful.
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amrankin16

Great product for yard cleanup

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We bought this yard vac to clean up our backyard which has 13 oak trees. This year has been the worst fall and the yard has inches of leaves to clean up for spring. This started up first pull and runs like a champ. It picks up layers of leaves and small sticks at a time and does a great job of mulching. I have owned 1300$ yard vacs before and this one performs just as well. Only issue we have is the size of the bag. If it could be bigger it would allow us to work longer in between stops. The hose is kind of cumbersome but does allow us to easily get into flower beds without damaging the plants. I would recommend this product to anyone with a normal yard size but not to someone with bigger yards over an acre. It would take to long with the small bag.

April 25th via sears.com
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Todd904

Great piece of equipment

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I usually don't do reviews, but I read a lot of the other reviews on his piece of equipment and I was kind of skeptical about going and purchasing it. I watched a few you tube videos and seen the machine operate as well and decided that I would give it a try because I have a lot of shrubbery that gets piled up with leaves and it is such a pain to clean out the beds every year and with this vacuum having the vac hose on it, I thought it might work well for me. I am a general contractor in Florida, so I deal with a lot of equipment. So I purchased the machine online and did a pick up in the store. It was really fast. I went to the house and it only took a few minutes to put it together, put in the oil, gas and have this thing running. It started on the first pull and my five year old was running it up and down the driveway sucking up all the water oak leaves that were every where and it worked great. We emptied the bag when it got full(very easy) and began vacuuming some more. So then I got into the shrub beds with the vac hose and it worked great. I will say that the small twigs that it picks up will turn sideways in the tube and clog it up occasionally, but for the job it was doing and the speed of picking up the leaves, I was extremely happy that I would not have to drag the leaves out from around all the close shrubs with a rake and then pick them up. I would like to have one with a longer hose, but I will take what I can get. The hose was kinked a little when I took it out of the box, so I just loosened the hose clamps and repositioned the hose on the adapters, so that the kinks were on the outside of the hose and not the inside. So within an hour, I had already emptied the bag three times and had picked up a lot of leaves and mulched them for my back yard beds. If you are hunting a leaf vacuum that takes all the work out of it, then this might not be the right equipment for you and there is more expensive models that will ease the job, but if your hunting a piece of equipment that will help you at at a reasonable price then this is the right one for you. Hope this helps anyone looking to purchase this machine. I look forward to using it tomorrow and if my experience changes, then so will my review. But for now I am happy with it.

April 14th via sears.com
16 of 16 found this review helpful.
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spirited

Yard Vacuum Saves Time and Effort

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This is a true yard vacuum. It performs great, picking up and mulching all leaves in its path. It can be a challenge and a little dusty transferring the mulch from the bag to a yard bag for disposal, but it is worth it.

February 18th via sears.com
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Iverw

Great Investment!

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Performed better then I expected. It will pick up wet leaves you just need to adjust the height setting. What use to take me 12 hours to do I now get my yard done in about two hours. The dust kick back from the leaf bag is bad so I recommend wearing a mask when doing the leaves. Btw, the shredder works great too.

February 5th via sears.com
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ctbea

Questionable Utility

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After two years, the flexible chuting split and while duct tape helps, it finally failed; which was not all that big a problem because the vacuum hose became plugged with every little twig it sucked up. I finally gave up and just rake the leaves and twigs into a pile and suck them up with the front lawn nozzle. The throttle will not hold a setting unless its wide open or idle...constantly resetting it. Finally, the bag developed holes and the stitching at the connector came apart after 4 years of use. The cost of another bag assembly is nearly half the cost of an entire new yard vac...how stupid. If Sears can't make parts available at a reasonable price, buy this kind of machine elsewhere.

February 4th via sears.com
21 of 21 found this review helpful.
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leafer1

Terrible Quality Control

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I was incredibly excited to a self-propelled leaf vac after having one w/out for more than a decade. While the self-propelled is nice, this thing came out broken. The throttle cable is broken and/or disconnected that hose and nozzle keep falling apart. Considering Sears took an extra month to get this to me, I would've expected it to work completely.

January 30th via sears.com
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Linda McGinness
I signed up for rewards points and was supposed to get 20000 points with my first purchase. I just made a $617 purchase but haven't received my 20000
by Linda McGinness 
January 31st
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