I bought this product having read the reviews, sadly it didn't live up to them. I blew the leaves into a pile, no problem,. However shortly after I started to shred the leaves for composting the fan shattered and tended the whole thing useless. Having contacted the seller I've been told that as it failed due to my using it not because of mechanical failure they will not repair or replace the product. I personally think that any product designed to ingest garden waste and shred it should last more than one use. As a blower it works fine as a shredder it's a waste of money, as the guarantee isn't worth the paper it's written on.