Cordless leaf blowers are primarily used in the fall months to remove foliage. In late September, the first leaves fall from the trees. And it often doesn’t take a long time until the entire garden is covered in them. Particularly in the case of grass it’s important to eliminate the leaves as soon as possible, so that the area can quickly catch sunlight again. Without this there is a high probability that the affected lawn or grass sections will no longer be green, but brown in next spring. A cordless leaf blower will help you to solve this problem easily.
Areas of operation
However a cordless leaf blower doesn’t only help your yard, but might also help you personally or more generally visitors of your property. The risk of slipping on wet, slippery leaves, is high; especially for older people. Tiled entrances or terraces are particularly dangerous areas. If you own a private home or property, you should always think about liability and insurance.
Cordless leaf blowers are not only suitable for work in the fall months, but also useful in other seasons. For example, you can use a cordless blower to remove sand from the terrace in the summer. During our reviews it showed, that many gardeners and Do-it-yourselfers use cordless leaf blowers to supplement hedge trimmers, especially to eliminate the leaves on the ground after cutting. You can also use a battery-powered blower for general cleaning purposes, e.g. to eliminate waste after a celebration (paper cups, napkins, wrapping paper, …).
You see: no matter what tasks you face, a leaf blower helps you get your work done quickly and efficiently. Compared to a rake or broom, you can save a lot of time with a blower. And you protect your back in addition (think about what posture you take when working with a broom or rake).
Cordless leaf blowers vs. other solutions
But why to choose a cordless leaf blower and not a gas- or corded-electric blower? We have analyzed a lot of leaf blowers during our annual reviews and we think we know the answer. In the following we list the major advantages of cordless leaf blowers over gasoline- and corded blowers.
In contrast to corded-electric blowers, cordless leaf blowers don’t require a cable and therefore no electrical outlet. This is a huge advantage: On the one hand, it is ensured that all areas can be cleaned with the leaf blower (and it doesn’t fail due to the length of the cable or a lack of outlet). On the other hand, there is no risk to stumble over the cable when working with the power tool.
With a conventional gasoline unit, all liquid has to be carried around. With a battery-powered leaf blower, only the lightweight lithium-ion battery is carried. During our product reviews we figured out, that there are actually many lithium-ion batteries available which weight is far less than a pound.
Moreover, a cordless leaf blower is much more quite than a gasoline leaf blower. A reduced noise level will protect both, your own ears as well as the ears of your family and neighbors. We conducted a survey in scope of our cordless leaf blower reviews and all responses regarding noise pollution were very positive.
Unlike traditional gasoline tools, cordless blowers cause (virtually) no CO2 emissions or other environmental impact and. Here is an example calculation: If you consume 4 liters of fuel with a gas blower, then the CO2 balance is about 7 kilograms. If you consume 1 kilowatt hour (which is around the equivalent) with a cordless leaf blower the CO2 balance is still close to 0. Detailed information about this topic is, for example, provided on the website of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which can be considered as one of the best energy information sources worldwide.
Good price/performance ratio
At first glance, cordless leaf blower prices seem a bit high. However at second glance, they are not anymore. On the one hand, you will save fuel costs compared to a gasoline blower. This is particularly striking when you tilt your fuel costs over the entire year. On the other hand, you can save money if you already own a battery-powered device and batteries. Since you aren’t using two devices in parallel, you can use the same battery for both devices. Thus, you save the acquisition cost.