I just finished trying out a Craftsman leaf shredder/vacuum, and I found it very diappointing. I did around 4 passes over my lawn (with any empty bag) and there were still plenty of leaves on the ground. It seems that it's only useful for the handheld vacuum feature which works well under my bushes.
At this point, I'm considering splurging for a higher end model such as a Snapper, Billy Goat, Little Wonder or DR. Can anyone tell me if these units are significantly more powerful and should have no trouble picking up the leaves on my lawn in one pass? Can anyone advise me how these models compare and which are better value?
Thank you for your help.