You’re looking for a new electric leaf blower for your home garden. But how do you choose from all the available models? Should you go “green” and choose a model that helps the environment? Or should you just save money and purchase the cheapest model you can find? This article will help you decide which garden tools you should purchase based on your needs and your budget.
The best corded leaf blowers tend to be more lightweight and less expensive than their corded electric models, and since they’re much quieter and emission-free, they’re also better for your lungs. As the name says, you can run a corded leaf blower virtually anywhere in your house without an electrical outlet, and there’s very little maintenance to keep it running properly. However, if you have a lot of landscape or gardening equipment in your home and you use it frequently, you may want to consider a model with an electric engine to save on electricity.
The battery powered leaf blower I recently purchased comes with a lithium-ion battery, which is a smaller and more powerful version of the common lithium-polymer battery that is most often found in these machines. It’s also more expensive, so I wanted to make sure I was getting the most bang for my buck. Fortunately, the manufacturers did include a few features in my model that I really appreciate. One of them is the variable speed trigger. This allows me to control the speed of the rotating brushes on the machine.
Most of the time I just let the Leaf Blower runs without an extra battery. However, there are times when the weather is windy or I’m in a rush somewhere and I need to have an extra one on hand. For those times, I plug in the charger and it charges my unit almost immediately. To top it off, the charger is cordless and plugs into any wall outlet. No wires are needed, no complex installation required and it’s so simple to use. This is definitely a big improvement over many of the corded blowers on the market.
In addition to the variable speed trigger, I also like the large wheels attached to the front of the unit. This makes it much easier to move around the garden and carry it from place to place. The two speed settings make it so that I can adjust the speed of the rotating brushes without having to actually change the brushes. This makes the leaf blower very versatile, allowing you to get the maximum amount of work done in the fewest movements possible. The battery is also sealed against the motor, so any leaking will be kept out and minimal damage to the battery will occur. This is important especially if you have a lot of leaves in your garden.
A major plus of this particular blower over other cordless options available is the fact that it’s cordless. Some people may need this feature more than others, especially those that are always moving. I personally find that I don’t use the variable speed trigger as much as I use the actual cordless part of the device. Even with the batteries running out I still have plenty of power left to get the job done. As long as you know to turn it off before getting caught out, it really isn’t much of a problem.
The most impressive thing about the Greenworks Leaf Blower is probably the fact that it works as well as any corded blower I’ve seen. This is even more impressive when you consider the fact that it’s rechargeable. So you can use it over again. The variable speed trigger can also come in handy, but for me it’s just a part of the overall experience. With the rechargeable battery, you never have to worry about being limited by dead batteries, which is great.
When it comes to electric leaf blowers, most people think they’re only good for single jobs. But, with these tools, there’s no need to limit yourself. If you can fit one into the space under your desk, use the remote control to zoom around your yard, or clear a large gully, you’re almost certain to be impressed with the results.