Battery Leaf Blower

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Hi all,

I’m looking for recommendations for a battery powered leaf blower, got a large sycamore and a large silver birch in my garden full of yellowing leaves, so expecting a big dump soon!

B&Q have this Ryobi that looks ok but if anyone has any other suggestions I would welcome them…

 

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We rarely bother with the blower. For all leaves on flat areas (lawn, patio, driveway, paths, etc) we just run the mower over them with a slightly higher setting. Collects and mulches them in one operation. Ideal for composting or other disposal. Also use the mower to do a similar job with bush and shrub prunings as it substantially reduces volume of waste.
 

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I have tried cordless and electric, but as I want a blower/vac I have an Echo 2 stroke petrol toy. So much better at sucking and shredding everything into it.
I am now down to2 Acer's, a Magnolia, Apple and large Laurel bush in the back garden.
I did used to have 1 apple, 3 cherries, magnolia, eucalyptus and a pear tree.
Blowing leaves never seemed make life easy, would rather just vac them straight into the bag.
 

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Never thought I'd bother with a leaf blower but got a mini Makita one free with a strimmer a couple of years ago. It uses the same 18v batteries as my other Makita stuff.

It's only slightly bigger than a hairdryer but the power is comically high.

I'd recommend getting one that uses the same batteries as other tools you own, rather than any specific brand.
 

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Never thought I'd bother with a leaf blower but got a mini Makita one free with a strimmer a couple of years ago. It uses the same 18v batteries as my other Makita stuff.

It's only slightly bigger than a hairdryer but the power is comically high.

I'd recommend getting one that uses the same batteries as other tools you own, rather than any specific brand.

I do have a Bosch 36v battery hammer drill with 3 batteries but the naked Bosch blower seems a bit expensive.
 

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I have tried cordless and electric, but as I want a blower/vac I have an Echo 2 stroke petrol toy. So much better at sucking and shredding everything into it.
I am now down to2 Acer's, a Magnolia, Apple and large Laurel bush in the back garden.
I did used to have 1 apple, 3 cherries, magnolia, eucalyptus and a pear tree.
Blowing leaves never seemed make life easy, would rather just vac them straight into the bag.

Wanted to steer clear of petrol as I will only be using it a few times a year. My chainsaw struggles when left with fuel in it for a while.
 
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