A decent leaf blower may be a priceless tool when the leaves start to fall from the trees as summer gives way to fall. Instead of raking leaves into piles for hours on end, you simply rip through them, accomplishing the job in a fraction of the time. Since there are two different types of blowers—electric and gas—you’ll have to decide which one is right for you. The type of blower you choose will depend on how often you are going to use it and where it will be used.
Electric leaf blowers
Compared to gas-powered leaf blowers, electric corded ones have several definite advantages.
They are typically significantly quieter because they don’t rely on a combustion engine to provide power. They are often lighter and simpler to handle, and they don’t produce pollution. You don’t have to be concerned about keeping gasoline on hand at your house because they are powered by electricity. Additionally, because there is no need to service the engine, electric systems require far less maintenance.
- Electric leaf blowers are quieter than gas-powered models.
- They have a smaller carbon footprint and are more environmentally friendly.
- They’re cheaper to purchase, maintain and operate over the long term.
- Lightweight, electric models are easier to handle than heavier gas models.
Gas leaf blowers
Gas engines have the capacity to generate greater power than electric motors, and electric leaf blowers still lack the raw power of the most potent gas models, though some are rapidly approaching them. The flexibility that a gas model provides is another significant benefit. You may use a gas leaf blower wherever you choose for as long as you have gas on hand to replace the tank when it empties. As a result, you are not constrained to working in an area that is close to a power outlet, and you are also relieved of the fear that your battery may run out and require recharging.
If you’re looking for a leaf blower that is powerful and can clear out your yard, gas-powered blowers are the way to go, they are more powerful than electric ones, but they do come with some downsides.
- They cost more than electric ones
- They’re heavier than their electric counterparts
Gas power is definitely the best option if you need to use considerable amounts of raw power to push through large tasks and large amounts of leaves. If you only have a small yard, gas could be a bit excessive for personal use, but they are the preferred tool for commercial-grade use.
For occasional home users who don’t have to cope with such big mounds of leaves, electric blowers are a better option. A cleaner, more stylish electric tool can be a better choice if you only have a small yard and don’t require the power of a large, loud, dirty gas monster.
If you choose electric, you must next decide between corded and cordless. You have a choice, but the essential consideration is whether you’ll always be working close to an electrical outlet. Beyond this, your decision over which one to choose is a matter of taste.
If you are still undecided about which one is best suited for you, stop by one of our locations today, we would love to speak with you about your options! All of our equipment is designed with you in mind, and we have the tools to help make your next project a reality. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by giving us a call at (251) 325-3019.When you think “power equipment”, think American!