Don’t let the name “leaf blower” fool you. This is a versatile piece of outdoor equipment that can help you with a variety of tasks. Besides the obvious of helping to save your back in the Autumn with leaf clean up, a leaf blower can also double as a driveway/sidewalk sweeper and debris gathering. There is a wide variety of leaf blowers to choose from, so when selecting the one for you, it is important to consider your yard size and the workload you’re expecting to get out of the equipment. That is where people often fall short in their leaf blower purchase and end up getting something that doesn’t quite get the job done.
Don’t let this be you. Here is a breakdown of things to consider when buying a leaf blower:
A leaf blowers power is measured by cubic feet per minute (CFM). The higher the CFM, the more air volume coming out; meaning more power.
- Petrol: Petrol leaf blowers offer the user maximum power and portability. They are usually offered in handheld, backpack or walk-behind models. While this will definitely get the job done, it is the loudest. So if you’re neighbourhood has a noise regulation, this is something to be aware of before purchasing a petrol-powered leaf blower.
- Electric: Electric leaf blowers are lighter and less noisy than petrol-powered leaf blower. Another major bonus is electric requires less maintenance and you won’t experience the fumes like you would in a petrol-powered blower. The power is sourced from an electrical cord, so your distance will be limited to the length of the cord. Additionally, electric does not offer the same kind of power and portability that petrol-powered has.
- Battery: Similar to electric, battery-powered leaf blowers are lighter, quieter and require less maintenance. What battery-powered offers that electric does not is portability; however, this too will not give you that same power performance that a petrol-powered will. Additionally, you will be limited to your battery life, so you will have to be diligent at making sure you are fully charged before use.
Before you make your leaf blower purchase, be sure to consider your yard and the job performance you are expecting out of your leaf blower. The last thing you want is to invest in a piece of equipment that under delivers.
Honeydew Lawnmowers offers a wide variety of leaf blowers and other power garden tools. We have all the lawn and yard equipment you need to get make your job easier.
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