I was unsure at first if I would actually need a blower to have the capability to vacuum as well. I originally purchased this leaf blower to use in our front yard to keep the leaves, grass, and debris cleared off of our walkway and driveway. While this little blower does have a lot of power, I opted to go with a larger leaf blower for the job and decided to just use this one to keep our garage clean. It comes in handy for cleaning up little messes and for keeping the garage floor clear of debris. It is also useful for using on my front porch. It seems the wind always blows leaves and dirt up on to my covered porch a few using this little blower is a lot easier than having to constantly sweep. I like it for small jobs but would not recommend it for larger ones like driveways. Weight It is very small and lightweight. This makes it very handy and convenient to keep in the garage or on the porch for small jobs. Performance It is a surprisingly powerful little blower and also has good suction.