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    Flowtron   21 in. 5-Amp Electronic Leaf-Eater/Ultimate Mulcher

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    • Description
      • Shreds: Pine needles; Grass/Thatch; Leaves: Fine, Medium & Coarse
      • Reduces 11 bags of leaves to 1 bag of mulch
      • Shreds wet or dry leaves

      Make a yard of difference and eliminate laborious bagging of yard and garden waste with the Flowtron Electric Leaf Eater. The Leaf Eater quickly and efficiently shreds leaves, pine needles and grass clippings, even paper, wet or dry. Reduce eleven bags of leaves and garden waste down to only 1 bag of nutrient rich mulch. Save time and money on leaf bags and trash pickups. The convenient built-in carrying handles makes the lightweight, portable Leaf Eater easy to mount directly on top of a trash container or use the elastic bungee cord to hold a leaf bag in place. Use during spring, summer and fall for ecological and economical yard clean ups.

      • Coarse to fine shredding adjustment
      • Hopper tilts to comfortable angle for easy loading; rotates 180° for compact storage
      • Convenient built-in storage compartment holds spare, heavy-duty, flexible cutting lines, gloves and safety glasses (gloves and glasses not included)
      • Extra-large 21 in. Dia funnel
      • Circuit breaker with reset button
      • Includes 36 cutting lines
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    • Specifications
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      Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
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      14 gauge
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    • Reviews

      Ratings & Reviews

      88% of customers recommend this product
      Out of 5:
      Customer Images (7)
      • Not bad but.....
      • February 16, 2015
      • Recommended Product

      I have used this LeafEater on 2 weekends for the equivalent of approx. 80-90 bags of un-shredded leaves (e.g. used about ½ of the cutting lines supplied). Here are my comments: 1) On assembling legs #17 & 18, the wing nuts #43 were 8-32. I had to re-tap them to 10-32 to match the screws #42. 2) I also had to enlarge the holes in legs #17 & 18 to .203” dia for the screws #42 to pass through. 3) When attaching the funnel #1 to the main housing, one of the funnel halves developed a crack. 4) After some shredding, I removed the air filter #34 and noticed quite a bit of dirt that had collected at the bottom of that cavity (see pic #1). 5) After removing that dirt with my shop vac, I saw daylight (pic #2). 6) That means, dirt can get into the air supply duct to the motor directly from INSIDE of the housing (see pics #3 & 4), rendering the filter almost useless. 7) I’ve closed these openings as good as I could with duct tape (see pics #5 & 6) and after finishing all the rest of the remaining leaves, that area still looks pretty clean. However, this is not a solution and those gaps should never have existed in the first place!!! 8) Toward the end of my shredding, I noticed the spinner wobbling more and more and the rumbling sound of it getting louder. It looks like the upper bearing of the motor is badly worn and needs to be replaced (see pic #9). That is also the reason for returning this “Leaf Eater”, as I don’t think it would last another season and by that time it would be off the warranty. 9) When, after finishing the job, I wanted to remove the funnel from the main housing for cleaning and applied some pressure with my thumb, the funnel cracked at that spot. This material is just too brittle and not flexible enough! See also comment #3) above. Summary: The idea itself is good, but not well thought out. It is a flimsy design and needs some improvements. One can not feed the leaves by large handfulls, I had to hold them over the funnel and slowly “sprinkle” them in. That way there was a constant supply of leaves to the cutting lines and the motor never had to labour. It is slow going and I could live with that, but not with worn bearings!!! With other words, yes it is a flimsy design, not a “heavy duty” machine, but one can manage as long as one does not overload or rough-handle it. I would gladly buy another one, as long as all of the problems mentioned above have been rectified.

      Pros Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Mulches Well, Light Weight, Easy to Store Cons Not Durable, very flimsy and fragile

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      Montreal, Quebec, Canada
      65 or over, Male
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    • Shipping & Delivery Options


      Express Delivery from Store is available for items currently in stock at a The Home Depot store within a delivery ZIP code. A driver from a local store will deliver the item(s).

      Outside Delivery:  Service includes delivery to area outside the house which is accessible by delivery equipment.

      Threshold Delivery: Service includes delivery across your first doorway or threshold (ie. garage, backyard, deck, first room of the home).

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