Worx Trivac Review?

I'm about to buy a Worx TriVac WG500 from ebay but before I purchase the product I want to her some reviews.
Do you have a Worx Trivac, if so can you tell me a little bit about it, is it a good product, is it solid?

asked by Lopez in Internet | 18165 views | 10-31-2009 at 04:07 PM

Worx TriVac is a versatile product and has the ability of changing its jobs with the flip of the switch. So it has the features of being all in one as Compact Vac/Mulcher/Blower with interchangeable features. There are not the tubes involved to shift its different jobs. Its handle is comfortable and nose is angled that further make its operations easy for all the users. The motor of WORX TriVac is 12 amps which is powerful enough which makes it an environment friendly and an efficient alternative to those tools powered by gasoline.

Some reviews from Amazon:

"this product is a cool idea...a leaf blower that turns vacuum w/the flip of a switch. Problem is, it doesn't do it nearly as well as it could or should. First, the impeller is plastic. One errant rock or hard piece of bark sucked up in the vacuum, and expect your blades to chip. Mine chipped on the first use. Next, the bag is problematic. It's easy to click into place, but very difficult to dislodge. Mine just would not budge at all. No amount of force, or coaxing or balance could get the bag off. I have read other people have had the same problem. Finally, the design. The end of the unit is angled up. Which seems like a good idea until you use it. Because the motor is the heaviest feature, the unit naturally wants to tip backward in your hand--the opposite direction of the angle on the nozzle. It just means your hand/forearm gets tired a lot quicker. the power of the blower/vac is pretty decent. But that's about all I can say for this gadget. For the money, I expected better. A lot better. I sent this back, and bought a Toro Ultra for $20 less. It doesn't have that "one touch" toggling between blower and vac, but it does have a metal impeller, is simple to assemble and use, weighs less, mulches great, has variable speed and doesn't have nearly the "hang ups" that this unit has."

"After the second use the zipper on the bag broke. Contacting customer service has been a nightmare. They don't answer the phone and a machine asks you to leave a call back number, which they say they will return in 24-48 hours, never happened. Finally after 2 weeks I finally got a hold of someone. They would not provide me with a phone # that was not a 1-800 number or physical address for their company or let me talk to a supervisor (said they were all busy on other phone calls. They did consent to replace the bag, but I am not sure this is a good idea if their customer service stinks. Seriously considering returning the whole unit."

"The unit has good power as a blower but the power as a vacuum is very weak. Not satified with the product."

answered by Elvi | 10-31-2009 at 04:09 PM

Thanks for the info, I just bought a Toro online.

answered by dbriz | 04-23-2010 at 01:10 AM

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