GreenWorks 24322 G-MAX 40V 185 MPH Variable Speed Cordless Blower Vacuum
GreenWorks 24322 G-MAX 40V 185 MPH Variable Speed Cordless Blower Vacuum is strong and durable cordless garden blower-vacuum combo tool. It relies on onboard lithium ion battery for operation and it doesn't require power cord like corded tools and it doesn't emit smoke or other fumes like gas vacuums/blowers. Lithium ion battery pack plenty of energy and provide fade-free power, but its capacity is limited and unit's operation time depend on the battery size and/or the number of available batteries.
GreenWorks 24322 is powered with a single high performance G-MAX 40V lithium-ion battery, which provides fade-free power during operation. Lithium-ion batteries have no memory effect and can be charged without having to be fully discharged first.
Note: GreenWorks G-MAX 40V batteries are used to power whole range of cordless tools and although initial investment can be larger at first, purchasing bare tools later can be very cost-effective.
GreenWorks 24322 comes with DigiPro brushless motor, which offers good performance and high efficiency, without the 'standard' hassle with power cords, gas, spark plugs, carbon emission, etc. commonly found at corded units or units with internal combustion engines.
Unit comes with variable speed dial and with a turbo button. Turbo button delivers air speeds up to 185 mph (almost 300 km/h) and up to 340 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air flow. Such speed and air flow enable the use to easily do required tasks - even wet leaves are blown away or vacuumed into the unit.
Note: Turbo button should not be used all the time since it can discharge the battery rather quickly. Fully charged 40V 4.0 Ah battery can deliver up to 60 minutes of operation on low setting.
Transition from leaf blower to leaf vacuum is done without tools and can be done easily. Bag capacity is 1.2 bushels (~42 liters) and that is plenty of leaves and other garden debris. Impeller is well designed, but it is made of nylon - it is strong, but metal impeller would be IMHO better.
Commonly achieved mulching ratio is 1:10 and a single, fully charged 4.0 Ah battery can vacuum up to 4-4.5 bags of dry leaves. Mulched leaves can be used for mulching (obviously) or for making compost, for example.
GreenWorks 24322 is relatively lightweight unit - it weighs 7.8 pounds (~3.53 kg) with battery, allowing the user to work without getting tired. Unit dimensions (L x W x H) are 32.5 x 8.75 x 11.75 inches (~82.5 x 22.2 x 30 cm).
Note that the GreenWorks 24332 is compatible only with GreenWorks G-MAX 40V batteries 29462, 29472 and lithium ion charger 29482.
G-MAX 40V lithium ion 29482 charger can charge 2.0 Ah battery in 60 minutes and 4.0 Ah battery in 120 minutes.
If you have G-MAX 40V set of tools, few 2.0 Ah and 4.0 Ah batteries with one or two chargers are highly recommended.
Although this is very simple gardening tool to use, it is highly recommended to thoroughly read the instructions before the first use.
Long Story Short - GreenWorks 24322 G-MAX is cordless tool operating without the noise and the gas fumes of gas powered garden leaf blowers/vacuums/mulchers.
It has enough power do required tasks, just one has to set the power setting as required, or the onboard battery will not last very long.
G-MAX 40V set of tools are excellent cordless tools and having few 4.0 Ah batteries can make purchasing bare tools in the future relatively cheap.
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