I do lawn care for the elderly, and this year alone, I have packed in about $750.00 in lawn care items. I bought the cultivator, the hedge trimmer, the pole saw, the multi tool with weed eater. And now the last item, was the blower. Although it looked bulky, it wasn't. I used this around patios, sidewalks, and driveways, plus next to the street. It s a great item to have in my arsenal of yard tools. I even use some of my items around my house, and my wife is really impressed, with the Craftsman add ons. I didn't like the idea of strapping on a jet pack, with a magneto whirring around on my back, so when I saw this item, read the information, read the useage instructions, I was glad, to get it. It was 1/3 the cost of the jet pack, plus, it has winds upto 76 mph, just enough to blow grass, leaves and small debris like pine cones off sidewalks, driveways and patios. It will also blow paper and crumpled papers down the sidewalk. I mounted the J handle onto my weed eating multi tool, so the blower is not that bulky for my use...once again, Sears has sold a great item, for their line of Multi tools by Craftsman!
I was a bit nervous about picking this up for my craftsman trimmer but decided to give it a try. I love all the other attachments and wanted to add this to the arsenal. It seems well built and no assembly required. In use though it is very awkward. It was hard to balance it with the trimmer motor and get a good result. After once use I decided to return it. For small jobs it is worth it instead of buying another gas blower but for anything larger than a small driveway I would recommend getting a dedicated blower.
Considering it is being powered by a gas engine the CFM is entirely unimpressive.
Works great, glad I bought it.
I have a Toro trimmer model 51990A which uses the Expand It system. I had a Ryobi blower which looks like a pancake on the bottom but was not powerful. Decided to try this, but did not fit. Bought it for about $65 at a Sears store closing sale and cannot return it. It lists Toro on the box, but just did not fit mine.