I ordered this from Sears.com late at night on 10/11, it shipped on 10/12 and I received it at my front door on 10/13. Assembly only took a few minutes (a matter of connecting the blower tubes) and mixing the included 2-cycle oil with a gallon of gas. Starting the unit is relatively easy, except it requires 2-5 quick pulls. This may be slightly difficult for some, but this model is equipped with Speed Start. What they don't tell you is that you need to buy an additional "accessory" to get this to work! After looking it up online, I found the Speed Start accessory is an additional $50. I wasn't very happy to find this part was not included. I purchased this specific model so my wife could use the Speed Start. As for the actual leaf blower, starting it involves switching the choke to the "Start" position, priming it about 10 times and then pulling it started. After it starts, wait a few seconds and then you're ready to go. Once you give it gas, the choke will automatically go to the "Run" position. Easy enough! Using the blower was very easy! It's equipped with two handles to make carrying it around your yard much easier. On the lowest speed, I was able to blow the leaves off my rubber mulch without disturbing the landscaping and on the highest speed, it blew the leaves hard and far! I have not tried the vacuum on the blower, but that's next on my list of things to try. Overall, I'm very happy with it and would definitely recommend it to someone.
The picture for this blower is shown with the electric start and even talks about the electric start in the description which is why we purchased it, but it DOES NOT COME WITH THE STARTER. Costs another $50 will probably return it because of the deception.
By the time you get this piece of junk to start, you are too tired to do anything. It's not wonder Sears is going under. Will never buy another Sears product again.
This has to be the worst blower I have ever owned. Starting it is impossible, from the very start! Even bought the attachment for your drill and it still will not start!
DO NOT BUY THIS!
It really works well. Easy pull to start and plenty of power