I received the Craftsman 12A Variable Speed Leaf Blower/Vac as a gift from my mother. It isn't something I would have thought to buy for myself, but I have to admit that I definitely appreciate having it around and have found a lot of great use for it. Leaves don't really bother me since I don't get that many in my yard; however my mother has 19 trees in her back yard alone, so I'm sure part of the reason I got this gift was to help her out as well. The reason I like this handy tool so much though is that it doubles as a vacuum so I can suck up small pieces of litter that have blown into my yard rather than just blowing them around elsewhere. It obviously won't pick up larger trash, but I can do that myself. The blower itself works well. It creates a large amount of wind, but nothing extreme. I'd say it's probably mediocre compared to some of the other ones I've seen, but this is the only one I've actually owned.