I was given a Yard Machines Leaf Blower by a relative who was moving across the country and no longer had a need for a leaf blower. At first I was thrilled at the idea of this giant blower but I quickly became disillusioned. The blower is great for moving large quantities of leaves around, but it is very difficult to control the direction of the leaves. So, while it's awesome at clearing out my flower beds of each and every leaf it just blows them onto my lawn where I need to remove them with another method rather than just continuing to blow them into a pile. Pile creation is not possible because this is just so powerful. This is awesome at blowing leaves out of my gardens and flower beds. It's awesome at blowing leaves into the woods. It's just not awesome at the majority of the lawn area. It also absolutely cannot be used near mulch. Your mulch/wood chips will simply be blown away because this is just so darn powerful! So, while I continue to use this to thoroughly clean out my gardens of every last leaf, and it does wonders along buildings, it just doesn't have enough control for most projects.
Vernon Rockville, CT