No, I'm not completely
serious about this. But it would be nice to avoid some of the after-action cleanup by collecting the sawdust as it's generated.
I used the vac this time for a couple of reasons.
First, I wanted to separate out the larger pieces so I could use the sawdust for mulch. The leaf blower/vac would have picked up some of those pieces, and possibly damaged the plastic fan.
Second, the CT is still new to me and I haven't been able to push it hard yet because my current project is on hold pending a few more purchases. This was a chance for me to see just how agressive I could be with it. By using the DustDeputy I didn't burn through any bags, so that wasn't an issue. And hey, it's a new toy. Why not use it?
BTW, I was using an electric saw. I was also only up in the tree for one cut; to remove the damaged portion of the broken branch. The rest of the job was on the ground where having a hose hanging off the back is not a big deal.