Gas Leaf Blower – Handheld Advantages

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Outdoor power equipment expert and ECHO Incorporated representative Dan Rosenberger talks about the advantages of a handheld leaf blower.

    Dan Rosenberger: Hi! I'm Dan with Echo Incorporated, the video series on how to select a leaf blower. Now we're going to talk about specific features that you really want to look for in selecting your gas handheld leaf blower.

    You're going to want to check the weight of it. Handheld leaf blowers are very light weight, very maneuverable and easy to carry around on jobs all over your yard.

    Second is the noise level. Gas handheld blowers run between 65 and 70 decibel levels. So you want to make sure and wear your protection when using your gas handheld blower.

    Third thing is storage. With the gas hand-held blower, you're able to remove the tubes before storage which makes it easier to put away, taking up less space.

    Next, we want to talk about the rotational control. With the gas handheld blower, you're going to get gyroscopic effect which means that the engine is going to want to turn the blower housing to the right and to the left. You can see with this gas hand-held blower, the tube design is actually going to take away from that rotational control, be very well balance while using it. Always pointing that tube straight ahead, while using your gas hand held blower. And for the care and maintenance of your gas handheld blower, you want to make sure you keep fresh fuel mix 50 to 1. You want to make sure that you have a fresh air filter, that's free of any obstructions and you want to have a new spark plug, that's not fouled or shows any sign of distress.

    You can buy these pieces individual, or you can buy them in a kit which we'll show you now. So now we've talked about the advantages of your gas handheld blower, now let's talk about how to select a backpack blower.