Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5 out of 5 by Artcat Great item
Does a great job of lifting leaves . Easy to use and easy to empty.
27 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phil JJ Excellent machine
Replacement for the same machine which sadly died after 11 great years service clearing up the blossoms & leaves of my large magnolia tree.
21 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phil This garden vac sucks!
Not sure why the instructions are so mixed up. They should be written in the order that you need them from taking it out of the box. The product is ok. On Vac setting, it takes a while to cover an area; on blow, it seems more powerful and covers areas much quicker, then it's quicker to pick up the resulting pile of leaves then to suck them up with the vac.
13 October 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by cliff don't buy
Excellent vac BUT BEWARE the carbon brushes in the motor will wear out after about 18 months and Flymo DO NOT SELL REPLACEMENTS you have to buy a complete new motor which costs almost as much as a new vac.
23 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Peter Atkins ok, but not brilliant
This is my first Garden Vac, so nothing to compare it to.
I brought this to pick up leaves off of our garden rockery. The rockery is covered in cotswold chippings 25mm size, so wasn't sure how whether this would pick up chippings as well.
Does not pickup chippings (Cotswold 25mm), picks up dry leaves. Works reasonably well. Blower is powerful, will blow some of the chippings around as well.
Easier to blow leaves clear of rocks then vacuum up as the nose has to be quite close to the ground.
Does mulch down the leaves well
Used on a crisp , dry november day - Vacuum is a bit disappointing, - does not work well on damp leaves / matted leaves (from Acer). I expected to just run over our chippings and pick up all of the leaves from chippings, however some of the leaves that are tucked in the chippings will not get picked up.
Found my self pulling leaves out then vacuuming up.
Would I recommend it?
Difficult question, - If you have round chippings 25mm+ then this is quicker than using a broom, great that it does not pick up the chippings, so yes - I would recommend - However don't expect to pick up every debris
Probably great with dry leaves!
16 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bichon lover Takes the strain out of the job
Incredibly good for blowing leaves into little mounds around the garden - thankfully took the strain of raking them off the lawn and brushing them around the patio. The vacuum function is ok but it's arguable as to whether, once you've got the leaves into mounds it isn't easier picking them up by hand or brushing them into a trug with one side flattened against the ground. Didn't find the vac function much help where leaves had gotten embedded into the grass or when they were wet - giving them a good blow first to release them helped though. The shredder function on the vac was good for leaves however don't expect it to shred twigs - the shredded leaves compact more into the vac bag and ultimately into the garden sack for packing into the compost bin or transporting to the tip. In essence I'm really pleased I bought it as it was the gathering (brush and rake) that was time consuming and a strain on the arthritic joints - yes it was easier to carry the unit over the shoulder on the strap than it is to brush or rake. Honestly though, if you do use the vac function it is really easy to separate the bag from the unit for emptying and just as easy for replacing if you pay attention to the tabs and where they fit - its obvious when you see it! Very easy to put together and to operate if you follow the clear and concise instructions.
09 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by redjack Excellent product
Great product, easy to use and assemble. Great time saver. I also bought Homebase product replacement so if anything goes wrong I can take it back to the store and get a new one. That was a No-Brainer !!
11 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave the gardener It does exactly what it says on the box.
Sucks em up, shreds em to pieces, blows em around and gets wet leaves up.
Very easy to operate.
10 January 2013