leaf blowers

Can anyone recommend a lightweight leaf blower, please?

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,100

    I have a Black and Decker. It has two attachments, one to blow and one to suck. I use the sucking one most.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,254

    I have one (probably the same  one as busy lizzie.)

    Blowing works well on dry leaves. Sucking into the collector bag is OK for small quantities. 

    I usually have large quantities of wet leaves and resort to a spring tine rake and a lightweight snow shovel.image

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,254

    Also leaves on the lawn get mown up and shredded at the same time using a rotary mower, and then added to the compost heap. Much quicker than  leaf blower/rake option.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,100

    I mow the leaves on the lawn too, but I use the machine for the leaves on the paved terrace, which has a lime tree growing from a bed in the terrace, it's a large terrace. 

  • rosie28rosie28 Posts: 16

    Thanks everyone for your advice.  There is more than one problem-  first, I can't lift anything at all heavy, and then the fact that the great leaf fall occurs in areas difficult to reach. A lightweight leaf blower could be a solution, one that could be recommended.

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 751

    Hi Rosie, my usual first port of call for reviews is Amazon. I then read the worst and the best, just a couple and try to weigh it up. Obviously the more reviews the better. I wish I could help more but I've never had the joy of using one. image 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    I think Jim's idea of reading the reviews is better than believing what the seller tells youimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,727

    Nut image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 758

    I have a Stihl one, its great, but there are times I wish I had a backpack one as after a while it can get heavy.  Depends how big the garden is and how many leaves I guess. 

    Have just seen there is a cordless lightweight stihl one 

    http://www.stihl.co.uk/STIHL-Products/Blowers-and-Vacuum-Shredders/Cordless-Li-Ion-hand-held-blower/21919-1584/BGA-85.aspx

    But pricey, and you'd need to get reviews to see how much power it actually had. 

    Good luck.

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