Leaf Blower Guide

The Basics

Good news! Gone are the times of sore arms and hips caused by the rake, if you consider purchasing a leaf blower. These powerful tools speed up the leaf cleaning process and allow you to clean in comfort. But these handy tools can not only clear the areas of leaves, they  also can be used in other ways. In winter, you can reap huge benefits by blowing up vehicles and roads that have not recently fallen snow, and clearing areas of dust and light debris. You should know what to look for and the benefits you can get when choosing a blower.

Different Types Explained

When you start researching leaf blowers, you may be overwhelmed by the many options available. You must choose between gas and electric, power cord and wireless. The perfect model depends on how much you rely on the tool. Let us take a look at some of the pros and cons of these different types:

The biggest advantage of a gas leaf blower is power and portability. Compared with models that use electricity, the use of fuel as power will produce greater blowing force. However, they are generally heavier than electric models, require more maintenance, and are noisier. If you will often rely on your leaf blower to perform large jobs, then a gas model may be a more viable approach.

Figure 1. Gas Powered Leaf Blower

Battery-powered blowers are very suitable for smaller, less frequent jobs. They will not be as powerful as a gas engine but may be much lighter. They are ideal for cleaning drains. Make sure you have spare batteries on hand, as operating time is limited.

Figure 2. Battery-powered Leaf Blower

A corded model can be powerful, but lacks the convenience of gasoline or battery-powered models. If you choose to invest in wired equipment, make sure you have a long extension cord and have time to store them properly before and after each job.

Figure 3. Corded Leaf Blower

Electric Leaf Blower Advantages

This is because the power source for running the equipment comes from electricity, so there is no need to install a motor for the running equipment. In addition, power tools are noiseless, so they can produce effects without producing absolutely unpleasant sounds.

These blowers have power components, and if carried, they can produce results over long and long distances. If you are a person who owns a small yard or lawn, you don't actually need to use your hands to remove fallen leaves. By using a backpack, you can finish your work in a matter of minutes.

Low-cost Maintenance
To maintain an electric device, all you need to do is keep the equipment clean. By removing the residue and dirt remaining on its external surface and internal body, you can help it run longer than expected.

They are easier to use because you don't need to fill them with gas or oil. Inserting the plug into the socket can help it start up easily without problems. 

Gas Leaf Blower Advantages

Easy Leaf-stacking 
By choosing a gas-driven garden leaf blower, you will eliminate the trouble of using brooms and chimneys. The hairdryer allows you to stack leaves without having to repeat the same steps over and over again.

Another advantage of using a pneumatic model is its low price. You can buy it within your family budget and you only need to clean it regularly to maintain it.

More Control
The gas blower is an excellent choice because its system can adjust the tool according to your choice. Since this device comes with settings that you can manipulate, you can choose to adjust it. In turn, this will help you produce results that match your personal preferences.

Other Applications

The primary purpose of course is to get rid of leaves, but there are other ways to use these tools that you might not know about! Let us take a look:

Car Drying
After washing the car, you can use a leaf blower to quickly dry the car. A powerful leaf dryer can actually wipe every single drop of water off your vehicle without leaving a mark or dirty spots. 

Blowing Away Snow
You’ll be surprised how useful a leaf blower can be during cold, snowy winter days. Imagine getting ready to work in the morning and noticing a thick layer of snow build-up on your car. But you only have so much time to remove it, what can you do? Use your leaf blower to quickly clear off the snow on top.

Clearing Pathways
Following the above, you can also use it to get rid of the powdery snow on the driveways in winter. And during summer days, you can use it to clear off the dirt on pathways, or excess grass cuttings from mowed lawn.


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