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Old 12-03-2019, 04:36 PM   #63701
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Gotta agree with @echo419 on this one. I've tried a couple of battery powered leaf blowers and they are OK for small stuff but if you need to "rake leaves" with it, it isn't going to work.

An ICE leaf blower is still the best cordless to go with in my book.
My brother and our friend are both contractors. They use this one from Milwaukee.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...4-20/302752040

It is more powerful then the small handheld Stihl that they were using to blow off roofs/decking during jobs. For real heavy work you can't beat a backpack blower though. I used it on a couple roofing jobs I helped them on and was pretty surprised how good it was. I wasn't expecting much.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:41 PM   #63702
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:12 PM   #63703
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My brother and our friend are both contractors. They use this one from Milwaukee.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...4-20/302752040

It is more powerful then the small handheld Stihl that they were using to blow off roofs/decking during jobs. For real heavy work you can't beat a backpack blower though. I used it on a couple roofing jobs I helped them on and was pretty surprised how good it was. I wasn't expecting much.
Yea, I could see where it would be useful for smaller tasks. In fact I have a Greenworks one that works off the same 40amp batteries as my pole saw, and it works well for those types of jobs. Biggest issue is battery life. Even the reviews on this one saws 10 minutes at best.
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:18 PM   #63704
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I have tried several and found Ryobi to work as well as any, and their tools (brushless) have worked well. I have both 18v and 40v at different locations and not much difference in performance of the blowers.
I also have chain saws and pole saws for both voltages and there the difference is huge.
Oh, and shop tools.
I gave up on Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Dewalt.
It turned out the Chinese company that is contracted to make many other brands is the one making Ryobi, I kind of figured they are taking what is best of the others and using it.
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I have tried several and found Ryobi to work as well as any, and their tools (brushless) have worked well. I have both 18v and 40v at different locations and not much difference in performance of the blowers.
I also have chain saws and pole saws for both voltages and there the difference is huge.
Oh, and shop tools.
I gave up on Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Dewalt.
It turned out the Chinese company that is contracted to make many other brands is the one making Ryobi, I kind of figured they are taking what is best of the others and using it.
Talking to a lot of my contractor buddies, they prefer Milwaukee. Mostly because the batteries are really good. I like the tool range of Milwaukee so that is what I use personally.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:12 PM   #63706
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Anybody in here around Seattle?
Around, kinda. I'll be way over there on Bainbridge Is.
Boat ride from downtown, if that's your thing.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #63707
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I'm all confused.. I thought you lived in the 'boonies' (jungle), civilization would be the city..
Not in these parts. The "boonies" where I live are civilized, the city (Seattle) is the "jungle". If you don't believe that, just take a stroll down through Pioneer Square in Seattle, on a Saturday night -

Oh yes, we have some "tent campers" from time to time in Puyallup, but Bubba and his friends get all liquored up on Saturday nights and dress up liked Indians, tell the campers that they are trespassing on the reservation and throw them and their shit in the river.

They float downstream till they reach the mudflats in Tacoma and either climb up on the bank and take the bus to Seattle or get washed out to sea - their call -


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Old 12-03-2019, 09:19 PM   #63708
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Ahhhh.. I'll be around this weekend . Getting flown out to interview somewhere on Friday and they're not flying me back till later Saturday.



Well, you are quite welcome to come down here to Puyallup and spend Friday evening with us. Friday night is when we keep the three granddaughters till about 11PM. Yep, the menu is usually frozen pizza and apple juice and the entertainment is watching "Frozen".




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Old 12-03-2019, 09:34 PM   #63709
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Anyone bought anything interesting for Black Friday or Cyber Monday? I kinda wanted cordless leaf blower, but there weren't any good ones on sale. Wanted Diode Dynamics' new fog lights cuz they were 20% off... but after much debate (in my head), I decided not to buy it.


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My brother and our friend are both contractors. They use this one from Milwaukee.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...4-20/302752040

It is more powerful then the small handheld Stihl that they were using to blow off roofs/decking during jobs. For real heavy work you can't beat a backpack blower though. I used it on a couple roofing jobs I helped them on and was pretty surprised how good it was. I wasn't expecting much.
i have that one. i usually just use it to clear the sidewalks after mowing. i also have the weed trimmer. they both work as i need.

but i have milwaukee because i use milwaukee for work, so i already had the batteries, which made it harder to justify any other brand.

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I have tried several and found Ryobi to work as well as any, and their tools (brushless) have worked well. I have both 18v and 40v at different locations and not much difference in performance of the blowers.
I also have chain saws and pole saws for both voltages and there the difference is huge.
Oh, and shop tools.
I gave up on Milwaukee, Ridgid, and Dewalt.
It turned out the Chinese company that is contracted to make many other brands is the one making Ryobi, I kind of figured they are taking what is best of the others and using it.
of the few that i have met that use ryobi tools, i've never heard a complaint. they're all quite happy with them. i've recommended them to a few people. but the fisher-price looks have been hard for most people to overcome.

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Talking to a lot of my contractor buddies, they prefer Milwaukee. Mostly because the batteries are really good. I like the tool range of Milwaukee so that is what I use personally.
anything lithium is great at this point. the main complaint with most tool brands of the past were the nimh batteries. i bought into milwaukee specifically because of the tool range. i can do a ton of different things with the 2 batteries!
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anything lithium is great at this point. the main complaint with most tool brands of the past were the nimh batteries. i bought into milwaukee specifically because of the tool range. i can do a ton of different things with the 2 batteries!
When I replaced all my nimh battery tools, I went with Ridgid because, if registered for home use, the batteries have a lifetime warranty. Hard to beat that. I have the drill, impact driver, circular saw, belt sander, reciprocating saw, a couple of lights and a hand sander. I've used every one of them with no issues. Batteries are still strong after 4 years of regular weekend warrior use.
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