Blower Vacs: Leaf Blowers: You Know You Hate them.For many years I resisted buying a blower or blower vac because not only the noise emitted by these devices is deafening, but I felt that sweeping leaves would be more productive, not to mention quiet.
But do you find raking leaves instead of blowing them therapeutic or just a chore?
Apart from the noise, is that all there is to leaf blowers and blower vacs?
Straight blowers can be hand held or back packs as seen by commercial operators.
- Battery operated leaf blowers can be as light as 2.5kgs which makes them very light to use.
- When buying a leaf blowers, consider how much air volume and air speed you might want for your purchase.
- Perhaps you want a blower vac, that sucks up the leaves and gets mulched by the impeller inside the bag.
- The leaves get chopped up, not always that finely, but still you get a reduction in the amount of leaf matter that gets sucked up.A good average amount of leaf reduction is 5 bags to 1 bag.
I admit to having used a blower vac to vacuum up leaves on hard surfaces and to some extent in garden beds.
I love the fact that leaves are mulched up and can be put straight onto the compost pile.
PPE and Safety
To use blowers and blower vacs always use right protective:gear-ear muffs or ear plugs, and safety glasses, gloves, strong shoes, full length trousers or overalls and long sleeves.
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