Things to keep in mind when buying a leaf blower
Whether you're cleaning up the job site or your own backyard, choosing the right leaf blower for your needs can make all the difference.
We have leaf blowers for all of your needs. If you know what you will use it for, we can help you pick the right one.
Is a handheld leaf blower the best to choose or a leaf blower with backpack?
The important thing to remember when buying a blower is what it will be used for. If you are using it for shorter periods of time and smaller amounts debris, it is better to choose a lightweight, agile hand-held leaf blower.
If you are working for longer periods and with more material to blow, a backpack blower is the right choice. The backpack leaf blowers are divided into two categories, for general professional jobs and those even more demanding tasks.
Can I turn the leaf blower into a vacuum cleaner?
A blower can also be turned into a vacuum cleaner to suck grass, clippings and leaves from the ground. It is especially useful in places where you don’t want to blow debris around, for example around a pond, or your parked car. The Husqvarna120iBV blower with a vacuum kit included. Check out Husqvarna accessory vacuum kit designed specifically for the leaf blowers.
Handheld or backpack?
Handheld leaf blowers are typically lighter in weight and provide the best maneuverability in tight spaces. They are ideal for light-duty yard projects like blowing out flowerbeds and removing grass clippings from sidewalks, driveways and smaller lawns. Some handheld blowers are vacuum capable, allowing you to collect debris.
Backpack leaf blowers provide the added power and air speed needed to clear leaves, sand, gravel and other debris from larger land areas. While they weigh more than handheld units, ergonomic harnesses spread the weight to reduce fatigue and strain on your back, arms and hands.
Which power source is right for my blower: battery or petrol?
Modern battery blowers are lightweight, strong, remarkably silent and nearly vibration-free. Some extra batteries or a backpack battery allow you to work a full day. Battery powered leaf blowers are best for indoor jobs, or when you are working in noise-sensitive areas. If you are doing heavier work, like moving a lot of wet leaves, we recommend that you consider a petrol backpack blower, since it is more appropriate for that task.
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Other things to consider when buying a leaf blower
- First, take a look at your specific situation. How big is your yard, and how many leaves do you need to remove each year?
- Do you have other types of cleaning tasks suitable for a blower?
- How sensitive are you to noise?
- And how tight is your budget?
- Are you a professional user? If yes, read more about professional leaf blowers.
Weigh the answers to these questions carefully to find the right leaf blower for your needs.