Which is the best cordless leaf blower? That’s a question many have asked before. They all want one that is powerful, lightweight and easy to use, but what are they actually looking for? There are many different makes and models of leaf blowers to choose from and some are just not very good at getting the job done. I’ll give you some tips on how to pick out the best one for your needs.
First of all, I would try to find cordless leaf blowing devices with a warranty. Many of them will come with a short 1-year warranty, but there are others that will last much longer. What makes this difference? If the device is designed well, and if it meets the warranty, then the chances are it will last nearly as long as you need it to. Also, quality brands usually carry a good warranty, so even if the blower starts to fall apart within a few months of purchase, you should still be able to get a replacement.
Next, I would try to get a blower with a variable speed control. This makes it easier to manage the speed at which the device blows the leaves. Most of them come with a variable speed control on the bottom of the unit, but you can get ones with a joystick on the top, which makes it easier to control the speed without turning the blower on its side. I recommend getting a leaf blower with a variable speed control, because I don’t want to spend half an hour blowing leaves off my lawn every morning. It can take over an hour!
Finally, you will want to get a good, high quality CFM or “curb-side air filter.” The more air flowing in your leaf blower tube, the better your air quality will be. Leaves and other debris (such as pine pollen) will adhere to the inside walls of the blower tube if there isn’t enough air flow. If the airflow is good, then this won’t be an issue. However, if your allergies are acting up or you have some sort of respiratory problem, then having a good CFM can save you time and money in the long run.
The next thing you need to look for in a leaf blower is its nozzle. Some brands only have one nozzle, while others have three, four, or even five! Some people prefer to use a powered inflator nozzle, which is good if you only need to blow small amounts of leaves; however, for larger jobs, a powered nozzle may be your best option.
Your third consideration should be the length of the cord. This is a very common mistake among cordless blowers. Many companies advertise that their units have a very long runtime, but they often fail to mention that they have shorter runtime models as well. In reality, the difference in a long and short model is only about three minutes per hour of runtime.
Probably the most important feature of a good model is whether it has a cordless motor or not. There are basically two types of cordless Leaf blower machines: one with a cord that plugs into a standard outlet and another with a brushless motor that needs to be plugged in manually. The brushless motor is more efficient when it comes to blowing larger debris; so if you need to clear larger areas of ground, then the brushless motor is what you will want to get.
It is very important to get a cordless blower that comes with a dust collection bag, because this is where the dust will be collected during the clean up. It is also a good idea to invest in a vacuum cleaner extension cord. This extension cord will extend the cord that the leaf blower has and will allow you to clean more areas in a smaller area. Make sure that the blower motor has an attachment for a dust collector bag, because this will make the cleanup process much easier when you do not have to clear a large area before you can begin cleaning. Lastly, purchase a good vacuum cleaner to make your job as easy as possible when doing the cleaning.