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Tips to Consider When Purchasing a Leaf Blower

Posted on 7th Sep 2010 @ 9:40 AM

If you are looking for a leaf blower, there are a number of common mistakes that people make.  Fortunately, it is easy to avoid many of these errors with a little planning. We will present  three mistakes, from choosing the wrong type of leaf blower for your yard to paying too much, and present the solutions.

There are two basic types of blower fans out there, gas and electric. The nature of the yard, you are looking for a clear go a long way in determining the best option for you.

If you have a large yard, you will probably want to choose a gas blower so that you are limited how far you can take the device from your house. For small yards and communities, an electric leaf blower is the ideal choice. They are quieter, easier to start,  create less emissions and getting as strong as gasoline models.

Many leaf blowers have a new, very practical option available – variable speed settings. In models with this feature, you can choose how fast and volume of air generated by the blower. For tasks such as cleaning a garage or blowing rocks/sand from a driveway, the option of a low speed is a big advantage. Be sure to look for devices that provide this option.

There are so many ways to save money on a leaf blower. The end of the gardening  season is the best time to find the best deals on leaf blowers. You can compare the prices on the Internet before shopping so that you will know whether you are getting the best deal on the model you are looking for. Another option is a refurbished model from places like Amazon or EBay.  Start by checking out the latest models of blowers at www.greengardentools.com. Hopefully these tips will provide you a couple of ideas on what to check before you make your purchase.