One of the most annoying things about the onset of Autumn is the leaves. They wreck the garden, threaten the health of your grass, and worse yet cause us to worry about the kids slipping over; it’s turns a pathway into a ski slope! A garden leaf blower doesn’t have to be expensive and will make a huge difference helping you keep your home in order far more easily, saving valuable time and also helping make a great bit of compost too so let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each type of leaf blower
Cordless leaf blower vacuum
Personally a cordless leaf blower vacuum would be my choice if you had the budget for it. You just can’t underestimate the value of being able to pull the thing out of the shed and not worry about a power lead. Not only is a power lead a pain to continually wind in and out, it’s also dangerous because the Autumn is wet and it goes without saying electric and water mix horribly!
So a cordless leaf blower vacuum is the best choice in terms of usability but it does have some drawbacks. One of the biggest problems is the cost. You can get double the power and spec when considering a corded version do if you’re on a budget this might not be the best choice. The other problem is the battery life. If you’ve got a serious sized garden and drive to sort out you want maximum power and not interruptions. That won’t be the case with a cordless leaf blower vacuum as you’ll have to change batteries if you have a spare, or worse if not, wait for another charge. This takes the quick and efficiency away. In this situation you’ll either have to pay for an additional battery or perhaps consider the next step up to a petrol version?
Corded leaf blower vacuums
Corded leaf blower vacuums are hands down brilliant value for money. As we briefly mentioned there is the issue of running the power cable in and out but overall on a tight budget this is the go to kit. You can buy a cheap one for around £30 and it has more than enough power to get the job done even in larger gardens. Just be careful with the length of extension that you need in large gardens as it’s always important to consider electrical safety.
Personally I would only go with a corded leaf blower vacuum if I was on a budget or had a small little garden and a little driveway to keep tidy. If at all possible I would want a cordless version though.
Petrol leaf blower vacuums
Petrol leaf blower vacuums are the go to kit but some with the big price tag. This piece of kit is absolutely ideal for large gardens that require heavy maintenance. Amazingly because they are two stroke normally, they pack a lot of power for the size, often weighing the same as corded versions so no issues carrying it about. If I had one complaint it would be the noise. I really don’t like the buzzing of an engine in my ear but the electrical versions still have a little noise to consider.
Overall for the average homeowner it would be realistic to say a mid range cordless garden leaf blower vacuum would be ideal and hopefully save you a good chunk of time in your home.
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