We purchased our Portland Electric Blower Vacuum Mulcher in October of 2022. It was on sale at Harbor Freight for $40. It is a corded version, not battery operated. I chose this blower vacuum because of the low price. I did not plan on using it a lot, so did not want to invest in the batteries for a cordless model. Over the past year I have used it mostly for clearing leaves and such from my front porch and back deck. It has performed well for this and I am happy with it. I have not used the vacuum feature except for the tool review video.