The blower is one of the most popular tools for electric leaf blower reviews.

By purchasing such a thing, you can forget about the tedious garden cleaning.

With this device, the neutralization of foliage from the site will be done in a matter of minutes.

The main thing is to choose the right device and understand the nuances of its operation.

In this article we will cover:

  • what are the principles underlying the operation of all devices of this type;
  • what is the difference between a blower and a garden vacuum cleaner;
  • what types of engines are used on these devices;
  • what models of blowers are in the greatest demand;
  • can air guns and compressors be used for cleaning foliage;
  • how to choose a garden blower.

The blades of the impeller (impeller) move the air in a circle, due to which centrifugal force begins to act on it , tending to push it out of the housing.

A hole is cut in one of the places of the body through which the accelerated air comes out. In this case, the rule is always true – the higher the rotation speed, the stronger the centrifugal force and the more powerful the air movement.

The difference between blowers and vacuum cleaners is that the former suck in the surrounding air and form a jet that blows off the foliage.

The latter, on the other hand, suck in air in the harvesting zone, due to which, along with it, leaf litter is drawn in.

There are models that can perform both operations , while switching the direction of the output flow to change the mode of operation.

Indeed, in blower mode, it goes to the nozzle located above the suction device of the vacuum cleaner, due to which a powerful air jet is formed. We told how to make a powerful blower with our own hands here (Garden vacuum cleaner and do-it-yourself blower).

In vacuuming mode, the specific air velocity in the area in front of the suction hose or socket is much lower than in blower mode due to the noticeably wider width, but it is enough to suck in foliage or small chips.

Engine types

The following types of motors are installed on the blowers :

  • network electrical (also called electrical);
  • battery electric;
  • gasoline;
  • diesel.

The mains electric type of motors is the most popular due to their low price and low weight, however, devices equipped with it can be used only where there is a possibility of connecting to a 220-volt outlet or generator.

Rechargeable devices are more autonomous, but the operating time on a single charge rarely exceeds 40 minutes.

Therefore, you must either take several charged power supplies with you or recharge them, which requires an electrical connection.

In addition, the cost of rechargeable devices is noticeably higher than electric ones and, at times, even exceeds the price of gasoline devices of the same power.

Gasoline-powered garden blowers and foliage vacuums are completely self-contained and can be operated away from electrical energy sources for many months.

Such devices are more expensive than electric ones and are comparable in price to rechargeable batteries, but excluding the cost of purchasing a battery. They are installed on both hand-held and mobile blowers or vacuum cleaners.

Diesel ones differ from gasoline ones at a significantly higher price, but they surpass them in reliability and are noticeably more economical. Therefore, they are installed on those devices that are planned to be used for several months a year, and not only during foliage harvesting.