Posted by Mark - IN. on October 24, 2013 at 17:44:40 from (184.108.40.206):
In Reply to: Leaf blower posted by Steve-Maine on October 24, 2013 at 13:06:24:
We got a million oaks and maples but don't blow leaves much. We enclose the mower decks and chop them that way, let turn into fertilizer come Spring. But we do have some sort of electric leaf blower, don't know who makes it, does just fine for the little bit we use it. Darn thing is about 15 years old. I guess it depends how big of an area you have to do, how frequent are recepticals, how long is your extension cord if not? We have a dirt driveway thats about 1,500 feet long, and when it gets wet, tires get muddy, and it gets tracked into the garage stalls. I was constantly sweeping out the garage until I saw the electric leaf blower senting there. Couple of minutes, dirt blown black outside where it belongs, no old gasoline to contend with, no pull startiing it for anyone else to deal with if I'm not around to pull start it.
I don't have a problem with gas blowers, I just don't have a need to go out that expense. As far as battery ones, I've never seen or heard of them, and thats not to say they don't, but if they do, might be worth looking at. Battery powered tools have come a long, long, long way. Battery powered leaf blower? If they make one, might be just what the doctor ordered for your needs, as might be a gas powered job. Its your money, so figure out your needs and...
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