Leaf vacuums assist in clearing debris by sucking up leaves and mulching them into tiny pieces, which are then captured in a bag and disposed of or used in a compost pile. They create less of a mess than a leaf blower, as the only task after collecting the leaves is to dump the bag.
Most leaf vacuums also include leaf blowing functionality, and only require you to reverse the fan for suction and attach the bag. These leaf vacs are designed for a variety of yard sizes and budgets.
The Worx TriVac is a multi-talented beast. It moves air at 350 CFM and changes between a blower, mulcher, and vacuum, with just the flip of a switch. There's no need to fiddle with extra attachments or tubes. The angled nose makes operation easier and more effective at sucking up stubborn leaves.
This 3-in-1 outdoor power tool features a 12-amp motor that can mulch down 16 bags of leaves into one. It also functions as a powerful leaf blower that operates at two speeds: one for blowing around sensitive flower beds, and the other for blasting through wet leaves.
The lightweight Toro comes in at less than 9 pounds, which makes it easy to use maneuver into tight spots. The metal impeller mulches debris to less than 1/2-inch size and the unit is covered by a two-year full warranty.
This gas powered blower/vacuum offers cord free convenience in a powerful package. It includes a flared nozzle for higher air speed and a vacuum kit for vacuuming and mulching lawn debris. The fan speed can also be adjusted so you aren't blowing leaves everywhere or sucking up fragile plants.
Cordless power doesn't come cheap but nothing is more cleaner or convenient than a battery-powered blower/vacuum. This kit includes a 40-volt 4Ah battery, suction and blower attachments, and a debris bag. The same battery powers all of Greenworks outdoor power equipment.
This Black and Decker is a lower-priced cordless option that still features a vacuum/blower combination. The 40-volt 1.5-Ah battery has enough juice to clean up most small to medium sized yards, and the top handle is helpful for two-handed operation.