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So I have been pulling a cord over 10 yrs. I have a fairly small lot, .23 before the home. I'm not opposed to battery but would appreciate your opinions on recently purchased gas powered (hand and backpack) blowers.

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I too am a fan of backpack blowers and fossil fuels!!! I am partial to Stihl, so that's the first place I look when wanting to buy anything lawn tool related. But you can't go wrong with Echo, Shindaiwa, Maruyama, Redmax just to name a few. It's good to have a dealer close by in case there are any issues.
 

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Dlahey16 said:
Stihl br700 is great but might be overkill for the size of your lot. I would look at the stihl handheld blowers, they look nice.
A bit old, but nonetheless, nice post.

Still not sold on batteries and won't be. Costs nearly as much, and even more if they fail. Limited use, and can only use them when charged. A gallon of gas on my blower would last me all day for a weekend where 1 battery lasts 15 minutes.

Been burned once on a battery blower and not again.
 

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For my use, which was blowing stuff off driveway and deck and attachment kit for gutters, I bought the Stihl BG55. It was their lowest end model but it still serves my needs fine. I believe it is the BG50 now maybe.

I've used it for leaves in yard occasionally and it works well but I mulch mow so not a deal breaker for me. Easy to service as well. I just replaced the carburetor with a kit on Amazon for like $15. Took less than 10 minutes.

Edited to add: Didn't realize such an old post. @tbdh20 hasn't been active since early September so doubt this will get a response but I'll leave my response anyway :thumbup:
 

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jabopy said:
I think it's nice for us newbies to join in old posts, We do eventually look through lots of old threads and find them very interesting. Great forum.
Agreed and welcome to TLF!!!

One thing that always bothered me on other forums was folks getting chided for brining up an old thread whether purposefully or not.
 

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I just picked up the Hitachi RB24EAP handheld blower this fall from amazon. It's obviously a cheaper blower than some but I found it very powerful and it works really well. I like gas powered equipment much more than battery. I don't want to have to remember to keep the battery charged. Much easier to just gas and go.
 

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Scagfreedom48z+ said:
I've owned a husqvarna 150BT for 3 years with heavy use(snow, grass clippings, leaves) and its been bulletproof so far. 3-4 pull start every time
They are excellent blowers and come from the "Redmax 'line'" - high-quality motor for sure. :thumbup:
 

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iFisch3224 said:
Scagfreedom48z+ said:
I've owned a husqvarna 150BT for 3 years with heavy use(snow, grass clippings, leaves) and its been bulletproof so far. 3-4 pull start every time
They are excellent blowers and come from the "Redmax 'line'" - high-quality motor for sure. :thumbup:
I've had mine for at least 8 years and love it. Recently started running rough, changed the spark plug and now it runs like new. I have been recently considering an upgrade to a more powerful model.
 

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iFisch3224 said:
Scagfreedom48z+ said:
I've owned a husqvarna 150BT for 3 years with heavy use(snow, grass clippings, leaves) and its been bulletproof so far. 3-4 pull start every time
They are excellent blowers and come from the "Redmax 'line'" - high-quality motor for sure. :thumbup:
I've had mine for at least 8 years and love it. Recently started running rough, changed the spark plug and now it runs like new. I have been recently considering an upgrade to a more powerful model.
There's the $250-$300 line of handheld blowers, then you get into backpack blowers. I can't help ya there because I won't need anything more then what I have.
 

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As far as electric blowers, I hate battery blowers...they're generally not there yet in terms of power and battery life, so I go corded instead if I can. Recently bought a Toro 12 amp model, top of the 2-speed line to replace an old 12 amp black and decker that broke. It works well, but the handle isn't balanced right and chafed my fingers with leather gloves on. I might add pipe insulation to it.
 
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