It'd help if you were a bit more specific, about the type of blower
you're looking for- gas/electric, handheld/backpack/wheeled. As a
generality, the ones you're likely to want to keep will cost more than
For a brand recommendation I'd say Echo, most landscapers in my area
seem to use them and I have one that I haven't had a problem with in 4
years. Slightly OT but I got a commercial grade Echo trimmer for $5 at
a local auction and this thing is unbeatable. I'd say they're a quality
gas blowers, on the cheep end id choose homelight, simply because
the carb and fuel lines are easy to get to, the others you have to damn
near dismantle the whole thing to get to them, on the high end , i think
echo is the best value.truely a high performance machine. lucas
I second the recommendation for Homelite. I bought one about a year
and a half ago, and it's been great. It gets regular, moderate use
(heavier in the fall). In my opinion, a great buy for the regular
homeowner. If you have the money, Echo and other industrial brands are
good, too - just overkill for me and my uses.
Whatever you look for, go to several stores and hold the products. See
what you think about holding one for 10-20 minutes at a time (depending
on the size of your yard/driveway). Think about things like weight,
comfort, etc. Different models will feel different, and it's best to
pick the right one for you.
On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 07:52:46 -0500, "Susan Thomas"
I think you should get two leaf blowers. That way you could blow them
in one direction and your husband or boyfriend could blow them in the
other. The first one to get all the leaves over the line wins.
Oh, yeah, and the wind could blow them whereever it chose.
It's also important to get blowers that makes a medium to large amount
of noise. That way you can bother the neighbors. Although any of
them make enough noise to do that.
It's good that you're doing this because it is important to remove any
natural fertilization from the grass, and replace that with chemicals.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
I've had eight years of flawless service from a Homelite 2 cycle gas engine
powered leaf blower, bought at Home Depot. Works great on all surfaces,
including dirt and grass. For light duty sweeping, where you have litter or
leaves on cement or deck surfaces, a cordless electric works fine, too, with
much less noise, pollution, and bother. I like the Black and Decker cordless
electric broom. Comes with two 8-minute batteries, and is a very reasonable
price. I may ditch my gas blower, since I have mostly pine needles on smooth
surfaces, and no grass cuttings.
I have had good luck with the Homelite, sold at HD.
Didn't much care for the Sears as I found it hard to start
and poorly designed. (Gas port is on SIDE when blower
is set down in normal upright position.)
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