Had to clear my 1200 sq. ft. deck, sidewalks, and flower beds of debris, pine needles, leaves, sticks and gravel. I did not have any trouble weilding this light weight blower and it does everything I have asked it to do. All with one charge of the battery. The best part, no struggling to start the 2 cycle blower that gave out from the ethanol in the fuel, hence the purchase of the Worx product. One complaint, it blows so hard that it pushes the river stones onto the sidewalk. This blower is very strong indeed. I will have to adapt to its wind strength. I can't wait to try out the inflator/deflator on some of the pool floats or for an air matress camping.