I have been using this leaf blower a lot recently with all the leaves falling. We have a corner lot with 3 large oak and maple trees. Needless to say we get a yard full of leaves every year.
I purchased this model after my old leaf blower stopped working.
I found the Toro 12 amp easy to use and fairly lightweight. The switch over from blower to vacuum is a breeze. There are three levels of power. When I am blowing out leaves out of the rock garden I have it on full power. I have no trouble getting all the leaves out of the rocks, even any wet leaves that might be there.
The vacuum has strong power. I have no trouble getting up the leaves. There are times I have to move so the vacuum is directly over the pile of leaves but that is not a big deal.
The noise level from this is OK. But it is a leaf blower so you will have some noise.
The cord seemed long enough in size. I like the fact that when you plug it into the outlet it will stay. I have never had a problem with the cord becoming unplug while in use.
I feel this is a decent leaf blower for a fairly good price. I really don't have anything bad to say about it.