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Backpack blower for left handers

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Birdman, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Birdman

    Birdman LawnSite Member
    from 6
    Messages: 51

    I am looking for a backpack blower that has the blower tube on the left side. Does anyone make a left handed backpack blower?
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    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.
  3. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    No tubes on the left side!:D 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.
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    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
  5. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    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.
  6. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    You could always wear the blower on your chest and turn the tube around1:D
  7. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    Greenman - LOL
  8. lipower

    lipower LawnSite Member
    from 25
    Messages: 1

    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
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    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....
  10. joepetrilli

    joepetrilli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    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!
    John Martinez likes this.

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