Chipper, Shredder, Yard Vacuum arrived 3 weeks late and was damaged. Snow has covered the leaves now, so there goes getting the leaves up and I am having to send it back for replacement. Hoping it does not take another 3 weeks to arrive and damaged.
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The answer to my Eucalyptus trees. Shed bark and leaves like crazy. Now I can fit 5 times as much into a trash can due to mulcher. I have to vacuum every other day. Beats sweeping or blowers by a mile. In short; I love
This item does not seem to pick up much of anything.
This product is a re-branded MTD product, and I have some complaints about it:
1) The hose is very rigid - after all it is flexible sewer pipe - mine hose happens to have a hole in it from the factory.
2) The very special way the catch bag folds and "locks" into a tucked position is a poor design. As I worked through the day with the unit - the bag started bloating and trying to unfold the special locking arrangement which it partially did. I determing that the fabric was getting plugged up with dirt, reducing it's ability to breath. At days end, I washed it out thoroughly with a hose and allowed it to dry hoping this will allow it to work better next time.
3) The clasps (only two of them) that hold that very special way of keeping the bag sealed try to remove themselves from the fabric every time I unload the bag. These cheap clasps are not going to stay in there for long.
4) I had to shave the plastic hood device the bag holds onto in order to attach it to the unit before the bag was connected for the first time. Poor quality assurance.
Overall the machine was useful, just plan for it to be a bit troublesome in the longrun.
For me, it is replacing a 40 year old Yard Machine that just works. Bags has holes, machne has holds in the side of the unit (taped over to allow it to run) but after 40 years you expect it to be worn out a bit. This new unit will never replace the old one.
purchased this had issues from day 1 back and forward getting replacements 4th one worked then self destructed after 6 months
was greeted buy a rude crapsman rep for warranty who accused me and the wife of over using the machine even tho we use it about once a week in the spring well the warranty department told us we over used it<i did make the comment do you expect your customers to purchase items to keep shiny in the garage and not use them he dint reply). Finally after 7 hours of phone calls we have been refunded. long story short me and the wife will never purchase craftsman again. product quality poor, customer services beyond poor . after 6 months mild use you can expect chock to rattle lose bag attachment to handle to come apart all screws on the deck to work lose plastic bag to back attachment to start disintegrating and with the flaws we also had the engine base flange also crack due to all the vibrations . on one more note if you are less than fit don't expect a easy time to empty the bag