Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 232
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeuse Great for home and even large driveways
The simple version is this is perfect for a $100.00 blower.
It is not commercial grade but doesn't masquerade as such anyway. Had it about 6 months and used it plenty, Pushes dirt, grass, weeds, small stones and light sticks around no problem, my driveway is about 2000 sq ft (with an uphill) and takes me about 30min or so to completely clean it. I have never pulled it more than 4 times to get it started, but I use the pre-mixed gas from home deport every time (THIS IS IMPORTANT). A couple of primes and a choke and starts right up. I haven't used the vacuum part so I can't attest to that, but for my money I would buy this again in a second.
June 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ahicomputer Cheapest and possibly the worst
Bought this about 5 weeks ago, and didn't get it unboxed until last week. After 10 minutes of use, the vibration from it had made my hand go numb. After 15 minutes, I put it down, drained the fuel, reboxed it.
Tried to return it to the Home Depot store where I had purchased it, and they said "Tough Luck - it's been over 30 days".
On the Ryobi box it says "30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee". Another tough luck. And reading the manual, there is a warning that prolonged use will cause your hand to go numb because of the vibration.
I purchased this to replace a Troy Built blower that I had used for many years. Next time, I'm going to get something other than a cheap Ryobi...
June 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RichS Ryobi Blower First Impressions
I have used this blower less than 6 times. Starting is difficult despite following the priming instructions. It takes 15+ pulls to get it going. However, once started it runs fine. Restarting when warm is quick. I am using new gasoline and oil that came with the blower.
Also, compared to a Stihl that I have used, the power is noticeably less. It is OK for easy blowing, but if leaves are wet or small, or embedded in the grass, this blower struggles.
The design uses a left-side air intake which is against your leg if you are right-handed. But I knew this before purchase. It is just another feature that could be better.
I have not used it for vacuuming yet.
June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Caesquinca Blower Vacuum
Excelent toll, very easy to work in home, and have a good power to clean
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RockyTop Screwdriver required every time to switch from blower to vac and back
If you want to switch from blower to vac you are required to fasten the tube on with two bolts which requires a flat head screwdriver. And, of course, you'll need the screwdriver to change it back to a blower.
Very poor design. I switch back and forth a lot and I cannot be bothered to do this every time.
Unfortunately, these cannot be replaced with wing nuts. I returned it immediately.
July 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moogly great blower vac is worthless
as a blower it works great bu the vac attachment is a joke
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FastEddie Ryobi gas blower/vac
Ryobi changed the design of the vacuum attachment tube. It's now nearly impossible to use this product as a vacuum while moving around the yard.
I know since I have purchased 5-6 earlier versions and the tube to the vac bag was much different (much better).
Fortunately for me, the pull rope broke after two attempted uses. I returned the product for refund after a few days.
I'm really disappointed in Ryobi, and am now looking for something similar from another manufacturer.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim Excellent purchase
Purchased this leaf blower as only have a driveway and sundeck to sue it on. It starts up each time with no issue and with ease.
June 28, 2016