Leaf Blower

Arti

Tractorologist
Member
Looking to get a Leaf Blower.

Was thinking about battery one so I don't have to drag a cord around.
Any suggestions on brands that work the best or ones to stay away from.

Will use it to clear off a deck, Blow out the shop floor once a month and I use one occasionally to blow out the truck before I vacuum it. Don't have a sidewalk to clear so use will be minimal.
 

olcowhand

Daniel In KY
Staff member
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I use a 40V Kobalt from Lowes. It does shop, sidewalks, lawn mower decks, and more. Had it a good 4 years and never a problem. It will blow 45 minutes on a single charge.
 

Ryan313

Tractorologist
Senior Member
Member
I am a huge Milwaukee fan. If you have another brand already, just stick with them since you are already invested. I think most if not all of the major brands have blowers.
 

MFDAC

Tractorologist
Senior Member
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3 or 4 years ago I bought 18v "Worx" brand trimmer and blower combo. It was about $130 shipped back then. Wife wanted a blower for snow on her truck. It's not their most powerful stuff but adequate for what we need. The little trimmer has really surprised me with how tough the string is and how well it cuts the weeds on our acre. Sure will never fight a gas powered trimmer again!

The blower is great with dry grass and leaves but wet stuff it don't quite have the snort to move it well when it's in clumps. Wet deep snow is tough too, but dry snow, no problem.

DAC
 

4getgto

Tractorologist
Senior Member
Member
I'm in the same boat. As my 2 stroke stuff dies I'll go battery. I have some Ego tools now (chain saw, hedge trimmer) so I'll stay with them. I'm not missing pulling on all of those little pieces of ----...
 

jabelman

Tractorologist
Senior Member
Member
kobalt works great, the blower and weed whacker are excellent. the weed whacker is almost 5 years old I still get an hour out of it and use it on 5.5 acres. also have a small ryobi battery leaf blower for cleaning off the mowers

2 stroke is the way of the past I just gave away my last gas commercial echo weed whacker, I am completely done using 2 stroke yard tools and couldn't be happier, no more mixing gas, winterizing, fighting with them to start, just pull the trigger and go plus no noise.
 

Arti

Tractorologist
Member
Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, and Ryobi make a decent small one. If you have one of their cordless sets, you wouldn't need to start a new battery system.

I have a Worx weed whip that does what I need done, As far as battery operated tools we have a set of 60 Volt DeWalt tools however the price of the leaf blower is sort of high for a machine that is only used occasionally also the tools are on a construction crew everyday.

I had been looking at the Kobalt and from what is said here I think that will be the direction that I will go. thx for the quick replies.
 
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