When it comes to leaf blowers, there are hundreds different models on the market. They are all useful for various purposes year-round – like blowing the sand in the summer, the leaves in the autumn or the light winter snow. You can find various leaf blowers – gas ones, battery-powered ones or corded electric ones and the differences do not end here. Thus, choosing the proper leaf blower is not the easiest job.
Gas or Electric leaf blower
When considering whether to purchase a gas leaf blower or an electric one, you should take into account the speed, the convenience and, of course, your budget.
The fastest way to remove all the leaves of your yard is to use a gas blowers. However, if you have to deal with larger projects, maybe the electric blowers are right for you.
You can use a gas handheld blower everywhere but these products are heavier both on your hands and on your budget and they also make more noise. Moreover, the handheld blowers need maintenance and fueling. On the other hand, the cordless-blower are limited in power and in runtime because of their battery. Still, these products are much more lightweight.
There are also backpack blowers, which are more costly than the handheld ones but provide more power and put the weight not on your arms but on your shoulders and back.
The most powerful ones are the wheeled blowers but they may be a little bit tough to control. They also need more space for storage and cost more money.
You will also find that there are some useful features, which may make the job much easier. Those are:
Narrow blowing nozzle – try to find a blower with narrow nozzle for it will direct the blast and will make the blowing more efficient and will require less effort.
Comfortable shoulder straps and handles – you have to carry the machine around while using it and that is why it is important that the handles and the shoulder straps are comfortable. Choose a blower with a padded shoulder strap and a soft-grip handle.
Storage space – you will have to store the machine somewhere and this will be easier if it has a detachable nozzle or a telescopic one.
You should also consider what your city regulations regarding the noise are for this may limit the range of blowers, which you can use. Some cities limit the noise, other limit the hours in which you can make noise and some limit particular brands so you should keep that in mind.