Craftsman leaf vacuum

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lh
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About 4 years ago I bought this 6 hp leaf/yard vacuum. The bag deteriorated after a couple of years. We patched the bag and that worked for a while. A new bag cost $200, which was too much for me. Last fall I had the local sheet metal shop make a metal replacement. I works well, I needed some vent holes on the side for air to flow through. This cost $98 and will last as long as the engine.

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OHHH WOW!!!!!!! My hubby is

OHHH WOW!!!!!!!
My hubby is going to order a super duper leaf vacuum and mulcher.

Deb

lh
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The new metal leaf bag need

The new metal leaf bag need lots of air flow. I have cut two 5" diameter holes with window screen over them. That is not enough. I need to double or triple that. The old bag was essentially completely porous.

Shirley Hobbs
returned it

The Craftsman leaf vacuum did not perform as well as the Toro that I bought for almost half the price - superblog.co/toro-51609-ultra-electric-leaf-vacuum-blower-and-shredder-review - and I was totally disappointed. If the leaves are completely dry then the Craftsman does well. But if there are any moisture on the grass or leaves then it's another matter.

maggiemuggins
Leaves

I bought a leaf rake about 50 years ago when I was 25 and new to gardening, and am still using it. I think it cost about $5 back then. I suppose a really good rake, these days, costs about $30? I wouldn't know - mine still does its job perfectly and I get some useful exercise just before winter sets in - without desecrating the peace of my neighbourhood. I wish all the world raked instead of vacuuming - what a lot of peace and quiet there would be.

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