If you’re in the market for a leaf blower, you’ll have to decide whether you want one powered by gas or electricity. Each comes with its own set of benefits to make leaf cleanup easy. To help you choose which style of blower is best for you, L & R Power Equipment in Monroe, CT, offers a quick rundown on the advantages of both.
Electric vs. Gas Leaf Blowers
Electric Leaf Blowers
For a handheld, low-cost blower, electric is your top choice. Lightweight and easy to carry, most electric blowers also require a cord, which limits mobility but supplies consistent power. Cordless options with rechargeable batteries are also available, making it easier to maneuver. Electric blowers offer quiet operation and have no emissions. Certain models may come with a vacuum attachment or mulcher, which helps make yard maintenance even easier.
Gas Leaf Blowers
If you are looking for more power and a quicker cleanup, choose a gas blower. Some models come equipped with extra attachments like a vacuum or mulch tool. Most versions include an ergonomic backpack harness that must be worn to use it. There are handheld versions on the market as well.
When using gas, most models require oil for the engine, but some newer models have eliminated the necessity for fuel and oil to combine. Gas blowers are a bigger investment, both in the unit price and the need for fuel to power it, but the cost is balanced by the efficiency and speed these blowers offer.
Whether you choose an electric or gas leaf blower, L & R Power Equipment has the high-quality equipment you need. As a purveyor of top-notch hand tools and an independent dealer of STIHL® power tools, the team also offers their expertise with each sale, ensuring you know how to use your new tool safely and efficiently. To view their inventory, visit them online or give them a call at (203) 268-8400.