I just bought myself this leaf blower for my birthday. I have lots of pine needles in my driveway and am constantly tracking them into the house. I bought this leaf blower to vacuum up the pine needles and also to vacuum up the leaves in my yard. Yesterday, I used it to blow all the pine needles and then vacuumed them. I tried vacuuming up the leaves in the yard. It seems to vacuum and mulch well, however, I was only able to do the yard for a few hours. The yard is still wet from the melted winter snow and rain. So far, I think this is a great leaf blower/mulcher/vacuum. I am a woman in my mid 50's and weigh about 120 pounds, and didn't have any problems carrying or using The Worx leaf blower. The leaf blower starts easy, is easy to put together and take apart to change over from blower to vacuum, and is easy to empty the bag. I would recommend the Worx leaf blower. The blower is powerful and cleaned my driveway and yard nicely. I don't have the aches and pains from using the leaf blower like I did from sweeping and raking before I got The Worx.