Category: Blower

Troy-Bilt FLEX Mower and Blower – First Look

Most of the innovation in the outdoor power equipment category has been focused on electric power.  Those with bigger yards still need gas power and Troy-Bilt has brought on the innovation.  They sent us the FLEX, which is a mower, blower, snow thrower and pressure washer all powered by a single engine.  Basically you have one power base that is easily attached to all of the accessories. This means less space to store all of you equipment and just one engine to maintain. Like everyone we were skeptical about this new to the USA market design.  Once we had some time with it under our belt we started to see the advantages of the FLEX.  Of course with any advantages come disadvantages and this setup is not for everyone. You start with the power equipment base.  Connecting attachments is a breeze, as demonstrated in the video below. It is so easy a grandma could do it.  You simply lift the kickstand, hook the attachment and lift up which locks it in position.  The base has a 208cc engine which is simple to start although we would have like to of seen an additional electric start.  For winter operations it has a switch to direct the air intake towards the exhaust for better cold weather operation.  The handles are completely adjustable and fold down for storage.  The Power Equipment Base...

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DeWALT DCBL790H1 40V Electric Blower

Change is hard.  Some people just cannot accept change.  This is true when it comes it electric outdoor power equipment.  The skeptics say gas will never be replaced.  Well thanks to lithium-ion battery technology those days are getting closer.  Over the past few years we have seen brands like EGO and Greenworks take market share away from gas counterparts with great success. Now we have DeWALT on the scene to take a bite out of the pro market. This will be a bit harder convert professional to electric, or will it?  Sure the power of this blower doesn’t compare...

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Dewalt DCBL720P1 20V Max Cordless Outdoor Blower

We just spotted for preorder on Toolnut a 20V outdoor cordless brushless blower from DeWALT.  Unlike the Milwaukee 18v blower that puts out a paltry 100cfm at 100 mph, the new DeWALT DCB720P1 puts out 400 CFM at 90mph.  Basically you can use the DCBL720P1 for blowing just about anything.  This tool can do some serious job site cleanup. The included 5.0 Ah battery gives you up to 18 minutes of runtime. The blower weighs in at 7 lbs and has a variable speed trigger that you can lock to dial in the right speed. Those of you that were interested 40V...

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Husqvarna 580BTS Backpack Blower – Portable Hurricane

As of this writing the Husqvarna 580BTS backpack blower is the most powerful backpack blower on the market.  The 75.6 cc 4.3 hp X-Torq engine puts out 1024.5 cfm.  The unit weighs just shy of 27 lbs.  For its size and power it is surprisingly ergonomic.   The handle can be adjusted to multiple positions and has a cruise control feature. As with all Husqvarna products we have tested it starts within the first 2 pulls every time.  Maintenance is a snap and everything is easily accessible.  This unit is designed for the landscape pro.  For blowing out flower beds it is...

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Ego 56V Blower

I am becoming a huge fan of the Ego line of outdoor tools.  Now I still don’t know how they will hold up over time, but for now they are a winning combination.  The blower isn’t any different.  With a 1 hour run time, you can pretty much get any job done.  I have to say I love the features of this tool such as being able to dial down or dial up the speed.  Plus they incorporated a turbo button to get that extra speed when you need to push heavier items.  I do wish there was a...

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