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How to Pick the Perfect Gas Handheld Leaf Blower. The blower experts at Leaf Blowers Direct have put together a buying guide for gas leaf blowers

 

Gas Handheld Leaf Blower Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Gas Handheld Leaf Blower

Leaf Blower
Product Expert
Marissa, the Leaf Blower Expert
Gas Handheld Leaf Blower Buyer's Guide

Let's face it, raking is no fun! It's tiring and takes way too long to finish.

Most of us would rather speed up the process of cleaning leaves and save time and energy.

Gas handheld leaf blowers offer both power and maneuverability to speed up the process and help you clean leaves from tight spaces with ease.

Blower & Vacuum

leaf blower vac
Some of the gas leaf blowers we carry double as leaf vacuums as well. This allows for more versatility and functionality.

The vacuum capability allows you to turn up to 16 bags of leaves down to one bag of mulch for easy disposal.

Look for a model with tool-less conversion, so you can quickly and easily turn your blower into a vac.



2-Cycle vs 4-Cycle Engines
2 Cycle Leaf Blower
2-cycle engines require a mixture of gas and oil in the fuel tank. Also known as 2-stroke engines, these are lighter and simpler to maintain than a 4-cycle engine.

2-cycle engines can also produce twice the power as a 4-cycle engine, giving them a greater power-to-weight ratio compared to 4-cycle engines. This makes a 2-cycle engine an ideal solution for powering a handheld leaf blower.

4- cycle engines work similarly to a vehicle engine. Gas goes in the fuel tank and oil goes in the crankcase. They are more fuel efficient than a 2-cycle engine, so you get more “mileage” out of every tank of gas, and you don't have to mess with mixing gas and oil.
4 cycle Leaf Blower


A 4-cycle engine has the potential to produce more power than a 2-cycle engine, but will require an increase in the size of the engine. Larger engines may be undesirable, given the extra weight you'll be carrying.

CARB-Compliant
Due to pollution issues in its state, the California Air Resource Board has enacted legislation which requires small engines meet emissions standards. Lawn tools such as leaf blowers fall under this regulation.
CARB Compliant blower


If you live in California, make sure you choose a CARB-compliant leaf blower. While older blowers had developed a bad reputation for
their emissions, CARB-compliant models are more efficient and run
cleaner. They will, however, still emit some pollutants.

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