DEWALT DCBL720P1 Lithium Brushless Blower

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DEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower (5.0 Ah) uses an innovative axial fan design that maximizes on air output and run time. The variable speed trigger and speed lock give the user… Read more…

How To Use A Leaf Blower

Having an electric- or gas-powered leaf blower, really decreases amount of time and effort it takes to get rid of leaves and debris from your yard. This annual autumn lawn maintenance ritual cleans up your yard, preserves your curb appeal, and helps your grass stay healthy. Fall is the season for football, and pumpkin pies. And leaves. Lots and a lot of leaves. So your choice is a the leaf blower or even a traditional rake, and the blisters that are included with it. For many who want to work smarter not harder, here are a few tips from the experts before getting started.

Safety First

Small sticks, leaves, grit, and other debris can simply be blown into your eyes, so remember to wear safety goggles or glasses when utilizing a leaf blower. Some models can generate between 70 and 75 decibels, that is not only annoyingly loud, but could damage hearing if ear protection is not used. Try earmuffs or soft foam plugs, both work well.

As with many landscaping type jobs, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a great pair of gloves will protect you from dirt, cuts, and hopefully poison ivy. Never aim the leaf blower toward people or pets, except maybe cats (just kidding).

When to utilize your leaf blower to achieve the best results

Wet leaves are near impossible to blow, so select the calmest, driest day possible. Some local ordinances limit the operation of power tools to certain hours, so check the guidelines for the city before utilizing a noisy leaf blower early morning or late in the evening. Common courtesy if the next-door neighbors are entertaining or hanging out outdoors should really be used.

What to blow

Apart from fallen leaves leaf blowers also can:

Remove light snow from the walkway or car.
Cleanup cobwebs from garage corners or rafters.
Take care of lint buildup in a dryer vents.
Scatter water puddles that pool in the lowest spots on your driveway.

Plan an attack

Don’t fight the wind, try and use it as opposed to against it. Start at the edges, especially near shrubs and trees, and blow toward the middle of your lawn. Break it up into small workable sections. Move debris into several piles as opposed to wanting to blow everything in one end to the other.

Having an old sheet or plastic tarp helps it be a piece of cake to maneuver everything in the event that you when you just need to have it to the curb for pickup. But if they must be put in bags, you’ll probably need to skip the tarp and stuff the bags by hand. Use a rake to completely clean up any stray bits. If your blower has a vacuum mode, it will accelerate the process.

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