This item does an excellent job and is very compact. It's great for small jobs like sidewalks, walkways and driveways. The 3.0 Ah battery had plenty of power to blow off my entire roof and it was nice climbing up the ladder with a light tool in hand. I found the batteries to last longer than the description predicted. The 1.5 Ah battery works well for small jobs and makes the unit very light. It would be nice if the hose were a foot longer, I understand the need for the unit to be compact, but this requires the average height person to lean down to get the full strength of the blower. It still does the job well, but I feel it might work better with a longer hose. Due to the size, weight, power and convenience of use, I would highly recommend this unit.