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Old 10-26-2002, 01:35 PM
Birdman Birdman is offline
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Backpack blower for left handers

I am looking for a backpack blower that has the blower tube on the left side. Does anyone make a left handed backpack blower?
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Old 10-26-2002, 02:42 PM
gogetter gogetter is offline
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Hey Birdman. Not sure about an answer to your question, but I will say that I'm left handed and have no problem with my backpack blower which has the tube on the right.
Actually the throttle is on the left which I keep my hand on the whole time anyway while my right hand directs the tube.

It wasn't like I had to get used to it or anything, it didn't seem un-natural (like it would if I tried using a fork with my right hand).

So if it turns out that there are no 'left hand only' blowers available, I wouldn't worry about it. I don't think you'll have any problem with a righty. Good luck.
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Old 11-17-2002, 11:36 PM
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No tubes on the left side! But thats a lgit question because my dad asked me the same question, he's a lefty. You'll just have to get used to it.
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Old 11-18-2002, 08:31 AM
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blower works for me i use my left hand for fork but eating steak i need left hand for knife so i just eat with the knife it works for me
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Old 12-18-2002, 02:23 PM
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Never seen a left handed backpack blower. I am a lefty (somtimes) and it dont bother me to use to backpack blower with the controls on the right.
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Old 12-19-2002, 12:34 AM
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You could always wear the blower on your chest and turn the tube around1
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Old 12-19-2002, 10:45 AM
GraZZmaZter GraZZmaZter is offline
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Greenman - LOL
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:32 AM
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Li Power

I am also looking for a a back pack blower for a guy who has lost his right hand in a car wreck. If any one has anything in mind for him Drop me a line
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:18 PM
MarcSmith MarcSmith is offline
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you are pretty much going to be SOL as the blower impeller rotates the same direction as the engine so you have to find a manufacturer who mounts the engine opposite of everyone else, or someone who makes an engine that rotates another direction or add some section onto the existing tubbing that brings th e hose around to the other side (proably your easisest and cheapest remedy)

of course you could use a handheld blower or buy a low HP walk behind blower....
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:10 AM
joepetrilli joepetrilli is offline
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I wish there was a left handed blower tube! My right arm is killing me and keeping me awake at night. I cant imagine the damage I'm doing to my right arm!
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