Pros: Runs well when it is new. Easy starting.
Cons: Poor durability. Use only occasionally for light duty work.
During the first uses of the machine, I thought the power was good, and it always started. But after using it at full speed while blowing out my leaf clogged roof gutters, it must have overheated, as now it will not run at anything more than an idle. It sounds like it needs a tuneup, and it also has a bad case of knocking (piston slap?). I have not used it as a Vac, but after seeing what others are saying about the impeller cracking/breaking, I will just bite the bullet and buy a more expensive machine.