After pining over more expensive models, I stumbled across the Flowtron Leaf-Eater online at HomeDepot.ca. It was $199, plus tax. Shipping cost would be the make-or-break item. It added just under $11. Lucky, lucky me!
There were 27 in stock at time of ordering. One of them was mine. Next morning, when I tried to send Deborah of Kilbourne Grove/Green Theatre a link, the product page had disappeared… and, unluckily, I assume the stock had disappeared along with it.
It arrived this morning. Lucky me that Mr. TG is so handy with a Philips screwdriver, and that I have plenty of leaves to transform into mulch. While, yesterday it rained on the leaves (unluckily), this weekend the rain (luckily) is predicted to hold off. The preliminary reviews for my new shredder say it’s very effective (lucky for you know who) but noisy (not so lucky for the neighbours).
Full and impartial review to follow (lucky you)!