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Using plastic PowerBags | Using paper PowerBags | Safety | Parts List

Ways to use the PowerBag® system:

On ground with plastic or paper PowerBag
With shoulder strap & plastic PowerBag Plastic PowerBag attached directly to blower vacuum


Using plastic PowerBags®

The PowerBag universal handle

  • Pull the cord from the end of the handle until it "clicks" to form a loop

Prepare the handle & plastic PowerBag for use

  • Insert the handle into the channel inside the top of the bag
  • Ensure the handle is fully inserted to the very end of the channel
  • With the loop inside the bag, push a generous amount of the bag into the loop
Note: If the vent holes in the bag are stuck together, use your hand to open an 8-inch area to allow the nozzle to be fully inserted.

Using the universal feeder hose with plastic bags

  • Prepare the handle as above
  • Slip the nozzle into the open loop of the handle
  • Push the button on top of the handle to secure the bag to the blower vacuum
  • The system can now be used on the ground or with the blower vac shoulder strap

The universal feeder hose

  • Slip the universal coupling over the discharge neck on the blower vacuum
  • Securely tighten the Velcro®-like strap to fasten the feeder hose to the vacuum

Metal Clip - for use only when carrying the bag

  • The metal clip is inserted into the slot on top of the handle to support the bag (Note: This will make a small hole in the bag)
  • The metal clip may be attached to your blower vac's shoulder strap or to your belt. Adjust the length of the shoulder strap so the bag can rest on the ground

Attach the PowerBag directly to a blower vacuum

  • Slip the open loop on the handle over the discharge end of the blower vacuum
  • Push the button on top of the handle to secure the bag
  • And... "You're ready to go"
Note: Some discharge ends on some blower vacuums may not provide enough of a collar to hold the loop in place. A cinch strap, surgical tubing, electrical tie or the fitting from your canvas bag can be used to create a collar (these parts are not provided with the System).

When PowerBag is full:

  • Pull the handle away from the blower vacuum or nozzle until it clicks
  • Remove the handle from bag
  • ..."Drop it at the curb".


Using paper PowerBags®

See instructions above for setup of feeder hose

  • Open the valve of the paper PowerBag
  • Place the cinch strap around the paper valve and slip it on as far as it will go
  • Insert the nozzle fully into the open valve
  • Secure the bag to the nozzle with the cinch strap


Safety Information, Instructions & Warnings

Warning: Follow all Safety and Operating Instructions provided with your blower vacuum.

Warning: Dust created when using blower vacuums may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Some of these chemicals are compounds in fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides and pesticides. To reduce exposure to these chemicals, wear safety equipment such as dust masks and use the PowerBag® System on the ground.

Caution: Always wear appropriate safety equipment such as earplugs, goggles and dust masks recommended by blower vacuum manufacturers for hearing, sight and respiratory protection.
Inspect work area before using your blower vacuum. Remove all potentially hazardous materials such as rocks, glass and wire.
Keep children, bystanders and pets a minimum of 30 feet away from the work area.

Warning: Avoid danger to children. Keep plastic bags away from children. Do not use plastic bags in cribs, beds, playpens or strollers.

Read all instructions before using the PowerBag® System.


Velcro® is the registered trademark of Velcro Industries B.V. Ltd Liab Co, Netherlands.
PowerBag® is the registered trademark of Smart Innovations Inc.