Handheld Blowers

Written by Charles Peacock
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Handheld blowers are an easy alternative to spending hours raking your backyard. If your property has a lot of trees, you probably know how time-consuming it can be raking up leaves every weekend during the fall. Let's take a look at how handheld blowers can save you time and energy.

Advantages of Using Handheld Blowers

Handheld blowers are not as powerful as their backpack counterparts, but they are usually cheaper and can be effective enough for use in traditional home settings. A great advantage of the handheld blower is that it can be picked up and started easily, allowing you to clear a small area of leaves in no time at all. With a backpack blower, you're dealing with a heavier engine that needs to be strapped over your back, which is great for hours of use but a bit inconvenient if you only need to use it for a few minutes.

Handheld blowers are available in electric and gas-powered models. If you have a small front yard that needs to be cleared, electric models can be great. They're cheap, quiet and easy to start, even in cold weather. Gas-powered blowers are usually a bit more heavy-duty, incorporating more powerful engines that can handle larger amounts of leaves.

The best handheld leaf blowers come with adjustable speeds, so you can turn it up or down depending on the type of leaf covering that you're dealing with. Since these machines tend to be rather noisy, it's nice to be able to put it on low if you're only moving a slight dusting of leaves. Also look for leaf blowers with ergonomic handles and a good weight balance, which will save your hands and wrists if you're using the machine for extended periods of time.


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