Recommend a cordless blower?

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Old 12-09-07, 12:08 PM
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Recommend a cordless blower?

I've googled a few and not sure which one to get. I know the gas/electrics are better.. but I need a cordless one. Does anyone know or have experience with a cordless leaf blower?
 
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Old 12-09-07, 02:51 PM
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Do not have experience with cordless blower.

Would suggest a mph rating of at least 150. I doubt if a cordless would do this for any extended period of time.
 
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Old 12-09-07, 09:19 PM
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Hi Ken.. thanks for your response. I'll look for that. It seems makita and b&d make one that seems ok. I'll keep researching. If anyone else has more to add.. I greatly appreciate it.

thanks,
s-one
 
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Old 12-12-07, 06:39 AM
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I cant see how you would get much out of a battery type blower. Why not get a gas powered type? I dont recall ever even seeing a cordless unless it was gas powered.
 
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Old 12-12-07, 06:51 AM
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Hi Kerry. Thanks for your response. I agree with you that they do not get much run time but my idea is to have numerous batteries. I was looking at this Makita blower.. seems to be the trick..

Makita 18 Volt Cordless Blower Features:

* Uses Makita 18 Volt (2.2Ah) Battery 1833
* Can be used as a blower or as a vacuum
* Up to 10 minutes of continuous operation from a single charge at high speed and up to 60 minutes at low
* High performance "Makita" motor
* Delivers 20% more air volume (78 cfm) than competitive models
* Variable speed with three settings (high, medium and low) for controlled operation
* Compact and well balanced with an angled handle for easy and comfortable handling
* Weighs only 4.5 lbs.
* Battery and Charger sold separately
* Utilizes Charger DC1804
* Not to be utilized as a leaf blower

Blower Specifications

* Max. air volume: 78 cfm.
* Max. air velocity: 179 MPH
* No load speed: 0-18,000 RPM

Battery Specifications

* Voltage: 18 Volt DC
* Amp Hours: 2.0Ah
* Type: Ni-CD

Charger Specifications

* Voltages Charged: 7.2, 9.6, 12, 14.4 and 18 Volts
* Amp-Hours Charged: 1.3-3.0Ah
* Recharge Time Included Battery: 45 Minutes

Other Specifications

* Overall length: 20-7/8"
* Net weight: 4.6 lbs. (w/battery)
 
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What is the intended use? Your specs on the Makita say "not to be utilized as a leaf blower".
 
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Old 12-12-07, 08:08 AM
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Hi Ken. Instead of using a broom to sweep up all the edged grass trimmings after cutting/edging the lawn, I'm looking towards one of these cordless systems.

Thanks,
s-one
 
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