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Old 03-03-2014, 02:23 PM
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Backpack or Handheld Blower?

Do I want a backpack or handheld blower? What do you guys use and why?
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:51 PM
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After we went to backpacks , stihl br600, nobody even wanted to touch the handhelds anymore. You can be so much more efficient with a backpack.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:37 PM
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After we went to backpacks , stihl br600, nobody even wanted to touch the handhelds anymore. You can be so much more efficient with a backpack.
x2! Once you go backpack you never go back...LOL. I too like the BR600 to meet all the requirements im looking for. Decent on gas, not too heavy, and it does the job from simply blowing grass to working leaves, etc.

You wont regret spending the extra cash up front for the back pack.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:24 PM
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:58 PM
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I have used both and currently own a Kombi blower(handheld) and a br600. I always go for the backpack. I can blow as fast as i can walk, not the case with a handheld. although the handheld will get the job done just not as fast.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:00 PM
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To save time (for more work or play) buy an upper tier commercial BP blower. Otherwise, you'll save some money buying a HH, but be spending more time getting the work done. Plus, the BP will do a better job when it comes to sweeping under cars, scouring concrete and blowing out beds.

Better to throttle down...than wish you could throttle up.

In time saved, a BP will pay for itself at least twice/season over a HH. Once during the regular season and once again during leaf season.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:23 PM
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You have to go backpack. If you do any fall cleanup(leaves) it is a necessity unless you want to take 2-3 times as long to get it done. The difference in power between the two is night and day.
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Now open a real can of worms and ask which backpack would we recommend.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:53 PM
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Now open a real can of worms and ask which backpack would we recommend.
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The biggest one you can afford.

Hand held blowers are cute. They're even cuter when they plug in the wall.
They will get dry grass clippings of of sidewalks, but are underpowered for any thing wet or with any breeze. They are also awkward to use because the entire weight of the tool is on one side flopping around, where with a BP, the weight is on your shoulders and you just have the air and weight of the tube on your arm.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:47 PM
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back pack . red max . buy used if you gotta
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