I'm through raking & blowing leaves for the most part, too dang old! Gotta enjoy some life. I've read many posts on the lawn sweepers and thereby convinced myself to go out and buy one. I ended up getting the Precise Fit 42" model (made in china) at Lowe's for $249. So far it does a great job sweeping the leaves up. Assembly was typical, alot of nuts & bolts, and extensive use of elastic stop nuts (pita). Instructions were okay. Most difficult part was assembly of hopper bag and hopper frame. All in all, assembly was okay. I'd give it a 6 pack rating. Like I said, it does a wonderful job at sweeping leaves and I am well satisfied with this purchase. It makes short work out of what otherwise would be a few days of raking & blowing.