WORX TriVac. Courtesy: Amazon.com
Raking leaves is probably not anyone's favorite on the "to do" list. Just ask retiree, Pat Cochran. It's time consuming, messy and what do you do with the leaves you've moved? "It's one of those fall chores," Pat said. "You know you'd rather be mowing the grass than raking the leaves."
The WORX TriVac All-in-One Compact Blower/Mulcher/Vac says it is powerful but easy to use. The electric powered yard tool has a 12 amp motor that is supposed to blow more than 210mph. "It's kind of fancy," Pat said. "It's got a bag for your mulch, the blower under here. The vacuum part right here."
Pat was ready to give the Worx TriVac a shot for us. At eight pounds, it weighs less than a gallon of milk. The blower seemed to do a pretty good job on the leaves in Pat's yard. "Has a lot of power," he said, "blows the leaves very nicely."
The manufacturer says it is the only blower/vac actually designed to be used with only one hand, making it easy to blow off your driveway or vacuum leaves around the patio. And changing from a blower to a yard vac is as easy as the flip of a switch. No need to reassemble the unit to switch jobs.
It retails for $150 but lately we have seen it selling for $90 plus shipping and handling. The collector bag is supposed to hold 10 gallons of mulch, which the manual says equals 100 gallons of dry leaves. "It does a nice job with the mulch, good mulch there," Pat said.
So does the Worx TriVac work for Pat? "Works very well," he said. "I'd give it two thumbs up."