Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 132
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mopwr Hedge Hog black and Decker
Amazing unit !!!! I did some serious shopping before I purchased this unit but it is everything and more .....The other brands don't have an attachment that this one offers and that is the blower tip that swings back and forth it saves your arm from swinging side to side as well the power is the best on the market 240mph .....light weight user friendly and its no zipper leaf back is so easy to dump when you bag is full ....the mulcher will not clog and it takes leafs and small twigs with ease !! GREAT UNIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 14, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NancyOttawa Superior Power and excellent operation
This product was extremely easy to put together once I figured out that there were two components - one for the blower and one for the vacuum. This was aided by the fact that there were only 5 pieces to put together.
This is the second time I have bought this type of product and the power was amazing. I have only used the vacuum to far but it picked up everything quickly and easily. The bar on the bottom of the collector bag is a good addition because you are not constantly trying to move the mulch to the bottom of the bag.
There are different power levels and speeds so you can match it to whatever you are trying to accomplish. While these products are usually loud this one wasn't as loud as my previous one.
The only downside is that is what a bit heavy for a women - but this may have been because I had a big project. For a man it will most likely be very light.
At the end of the day I absolutely loved it and would recommend it to friends.
May 26, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by J5123F Worth the extra
Once had a simular product only with plastic blade which if hitting acorns didn't last long... This will last a lot longer, and well worth the little extra I paid for it...
September 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great as a blower but clogs easily as a vac
I bought this unit after reading great reviews. With any product there are pros and cons. First the pros:
-Blows great a Highest speed
-Mulches Leaves and small twigs
-metal mulching implement
Now the Cons
-Vacuum attachment clogs easily
-Attachment have a slide and clip feature that over time will loosen or break
-Vac bag is too small for large amounts of leaves. I had to dump the big at least 5 times before I was halfway through the leaf pile.
-Cord and bag together is just in the way of each other
My deal breaker was the clogging. The clogging made my leaf clean up take longer than it would have to just rake the leaves up..Unfortunate experience for me. Now I am seeking a gas powered option
November 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GaryG Great product
Have used LH5000 for the first time and am very pleased with results both blowing and mulching leaves. I calculated that my pile of leaves was about 50 cu ft and it shredded them down to 3 small bags which is much better than expected. The mulch was like powder. Twigs about 1/8 to 1/4 inch in diameter were shredded easily. Checked the impeller to see if had any damage and was like new, probably because it was metal ( cast aluminum I believe). Some brands have metal impellers but the one I looked at that was priced about the same as the LH5000 had a pot metal impeller which is not as strong. I should caution any one that plans to use a 100 ft extension cord, make sure it is at least as heavy as a 12 awg cause it draws 12 amps. Last year I burned up a competing brand that also drew 12 amps and I was using a 100 ft 14 awg cord.
October 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 98cirider Excellent product - works as described
I live in the Phoenix, AZ area and have Ficus and Sissoo trees. During the winter and early Spring they can drop a lot of leaves. This blower has cut the amount of time it takes me to clean up the leaves to around one fifth of what it used to take with my old blower (not a vacuum). On average, I would collect seven to eight bags of leaves. With this blower/vacuum, that was cut down to 1.5 bags and the job has become much faster. I don't think I would say this tool takes 16 bags of leaves down to one, but it is certainly a huge improvement. I waited to review until I had used it a couple times. So far, there are no problems and it is working as described. Changing from blower to vacuum takes a few moments, but not really an issue. So far, the bag seems fine.
March 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BKthetbs What a WORKHORSE!
I have used this blower for about 30 hours now. It can pick up and spit out unbelievable stuff! The vaccum is awsome - it will pick up acorns and twigs and continue to get the job done!
The blower is fantastic. Such power! The blower attachment has a multi-function end on it that 'willgles" back and forth as you blow, to create a wider path when you are blowing. I have taken the blower attachment off completely, held it at waist height, and walked it through tons of leaves - clearing a path of about 10 feet in one swoop! This tool does everything you need to clear your yard of leaves and small branches.
I live in a house that is literally in the woods - no grass. TWENTY tall oak trees are inside the fenced back yard, and this blower makes short work of clearing the entire quarter acre.
Bottom line: Get this blower! I have an older model that is still good, but this new one just "blows" the older one away! LOVE the metal fan - it was the deciding factor when making this purchase. The older one has a plastic one. Huge difference!
November 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosieslim Glad I bought it! Enjoying yard work now.
I was a bit concerned about carrying it around, being a woman over 50 with back issues. Having no problem with it. By the time it starts to feel heavy, it's time to empty the bag. I've been using it to vacuum pine needles and pin oak leaves and acorns. It does well with small sticks, too. It will suck up dirt as well, so I wear a mask as some dust seems to filter out of the bag. I've used the mulched material around all my small trees and in my flower bed. I think I'll start a compost pile soon. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the annoying shredded material inside the bag that catches leaves. That was well documented before so i knew about it. I plan to melt it with a lighter as someone recommended in another review.
October 30, 2012