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Little Wonder 5612-00-01 Ratings
Overall Rating
3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5
High Quality (2)
Durable (1)
Easy To Store (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Reliable (1)
Difficult To Use (3)
Heavy (3)
Expensive (2)
Performance (1)
Unreliable (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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North Vancouver, Bc, Canada, WA
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Love This Vacuum
I bought this Little Wonder HPV about 3 years ago, I use it commercially as I own a Lawn and Garden Maintenance business, I have 2 commercial properties One 6 acres and the other 5 acres, fulll of Maple trees and Oak, this has saved major time in leaf removal, I noticed many are saying the knozzle keeps hitting the ground, well it is not rocket science that is what the adjuster is for! raise it up an ich and away you go, both pavement and grass no problem at all, there is no other professional... more
Don Recommends This Little Wonder Product
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Robin T.
Mansfield, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/15/12
Total Helpful Votes
40 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
My Experience
This vacuum really cleans up the yard, it is spotless when it is done.

For me, I have enough grade in the yard that it is more work for me to push the around then to just rake leaves the old fashioned way. If this were self propelled with an electric star, I would be much happier. Also, while I have just less than a half acre, this is rated for an acre or more- I can't imagine doing that much land with this vacuum.

Note: I'm a single woman, not especially strong.
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Rodger A.
Cambridge, MD
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Little Wonder Lawn Vac
After using the lawn vacuum for an hour, I packed it up an took it back for a refund. The wheels are too small which makes it difficult to push on any type of grade, the pull rope is hard to pull, the chock and fuel shut off are tucked under so they are hard to see, the bag latch keeps popping apart when you attempt to re-attach the bag, and the vac nozzle constantly jambs into the dirt, and as the bag fills the unit is back heavy and tries to tilt upward. I find it to be a very poorly... more
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use, Expensive
Rodger Does Not Recommend This Product
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Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Runs Great Downhill
First off, this is the first lawn vacuum that I've ever used. I rented this locally and am simply posting the review here for the benefit of others before making a purchase.

In short: the HPV works but has numerous flaws. The suction is powerful, the build quality appears to be solid, etc. However, you absolutely cannot push this thing on grass. Even on level ground, the nozzle digs in. I struggled for a half hour and in the process cut up parts of my yard trying to move forwards. Note... more
Pros: Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Ken Does Not Recommend This Product
Dale, the Leaf Blower Expert
Product Expert

We appreciate the feedback. One thing we just are not completely clear about is whether or not you had this issue when you used the level for the nozzle. On this particular unit there is an adjustable knob on the right side of the unit which allows the operator to raise the nozzle up when being used on surfaces such as grass. The nozzle is supposed to be self adjusting, but only to an extent depending on how low the nozzle is set. It could be possible the person who rented the machine before you could have dropped it to its lowest position and was working a hard surface or they could have struggled just like yourself.
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Kirk T.
Lubbock, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/21/14
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What Took Me So Long?
My house is covered in trees. In the fall, the Red Oaks shed in the spring the live Oaks shed. Oh, and then there are the acorns. I forgot to mention all the @#%^ Crab Apples that drop, rot and stink. For me, yard care is leaf and tree-trash management more than lawn mowing. I've been in this house almost 16 years. Usually, I use a blower and blow the leaves into dark corners and the street. You know, out-of-sight, out-of-mind always with the intention that I'd rake them up some day. ... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Kirk Recommends This Little Wonder Product
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James T.
Plano, TX
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Little Wonder Hpv Is A Major Time Saver.
I'm only posting this review because I found other peoples reviews to be so helpful, and felt I should return the favor.

My wife and I bought a house a few years ago in an older neighborhood because we wanted full grown shade trees around our house. While we thoroughly enjoy all that shade, the downside are all the leaves and acorns those trees produce.

The first year we used a leaf blower to round up the leaves in piles around the yard, then use our bagging lawnmower to pick the leaves... more
James Recommends This Little Wonder Product
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Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Tornado Debris Pickup
I did not purchase one of these, but did rent one of this model to clean up debris from my yard after we were hit by a tornado. We had picked up the large debris manually, but had smaller pieces of glass, wood and drywall (1") we had raked up out of the lawn with a dethatcher that we hoped a lawn vac could pick up. All-in-all, I was pretty disappointed in the performance of the unit.

Starting it was a struggle. It was a rental, but the unit appeared to be in good condition and... more
Pros: Durable
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Performance
Dave Does Not Recommend This Product
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