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Buying a Leaf Blower

Buying a Leaf Blower

Home Depot has the widest selection of garden machines for gardens of all sizes and gardeners of all levels.  With a Home Depot Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can save money on everything you need for your garden.  Among the many machines you might need to help look after your garden all year round is a leaf blower. Leaf blowers have been divided into four basic categories that are based on function and intended use.

  •          Handheld electric leaf blowers for small areas
  •          Handheld gas leaf blowers for large areas
  •          Gas powered backpack leaf blowers for large areas and less weight on the arms
  •          Gas powered wheeled leaf blowers with high power for very large areas

Electric Power

The electric leaf blower is the most popular type of machine. It is light weight and easy to carry around. Most electric leaf blowers have one button that turns it on and off so it is easy to use. Also, electric blowers have no exhaust emissions. The main drawback of electric machines the cord that can limit the range of the machine. However, the cord also has a benefit. It will give the same power throughout the whole job. Battery operated leaf blowers are available but often lack blowing power and the battery life is not good.

Gas Power

Gas machines have an edge over electric machines being cordless. Such machines can be used in one hand, but they are usually a little heaver than electric leaf blowers. You need to consider horsepower when looking at gasoline leaf blowers as well as whether the machine has speeds keeping the fact that higher horsepower blowers have more blowing capacity.

Backpacks Blowers

A backpack leaf blower is easier on the arms and is more powerful than handheld machines. It has padding in the harness making it comfortable to wear. These machines are best option for commercial spaces but is also a good option for a large estate. Along with the power, such machines are light enough to be easy to wear for extended periods.

Leaf Vacuums

A leaf vacuum does the opposite job of a leaf blower. These machines suck up leaves and other debris into an attached bag. This makes it easy to dispose of the leaves when the job is done. This model is ideal for those who compost. Some leaf  vacuums come with a shredder that shreds the debris while it is being collected making it easier to put the mulched leaves into a compost heap.

Once you know the different types of blowers available, it shouldn't be too difficult to buy the best one for your needs. 

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