It worked great for a year and 2 months. It probably had no more than 20 hours on it, then quit. It lost half of its power, and I took the plastic fan off the motor. You could see sparks coming out of it. Tried it again and just quit. I would not recommend this blower. I never did use the vacuum attachment. Other blowers I had in the past lasted several years.
John Does Not Recommend This Product
The plastic fan (impeller) is used to create the air flow and reduction of debris. Removing it will cause it to stop working.