Gas Leaf Blower – How Much Power is Needed

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Outdoor power equipment expert and ECHO Incorporated representative Dan Rosenberger talks about how much power you will need in your leaf blower.

    Dan Rosenberger: Hi! I'm Dan with ECHO Incorporated, on a video series on how to select your gas leaf blower. Next we're going to talk about how to select the right leaf blower for the right application.

    You never want to under buy when selecting your gas leaf blower. You want to take into consideration both CFM and miles per hour.

    Miles per hour actual rate how fast the air gets discharged from the tube, while CFM which stands for Cubic Feet per Minute, actually rates how much air gets moved through the tube. You want to take both into consideration, while buying your gas blower.

    Before selecting your gas blower, you want to reference your municipality or village for any kind of noise ordinances.

    All blower should have a decibel rating listed on them. This particular model is rated at 65 decibels. Depending on what region you are in, in the United States you want to pick the right blower, the right material that you are going to try to move. If you are going to move light, dry small leaves, you'll probably get away with buying a smaller blower. If you've got hickory leaves or walnut leaves that are wet, you probably might want to consider buying a larger backpack blower that's going to give you both larger CFM and miles per hour. So hopefully these tips are going to help you out when buying your next leaf blower.