Gas & Electric Leaf Blowers That Don't Suck

Gas & Electric Leaf Blowers That Don't Suck

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 15, 2008

091508-leafblowers.jpg We never thought we'd be the type of people to rely on a machine to scoot leaves around our yard. However, our new home is blessed with a ridiculous amount of trees. And although it feels poetic and seasonally hip to rake your leaves, we know we will be in for more than just a few hours of raking, so we're looking at other options. Click through for reviews on these 4 leaf blowers... that don't suck.

Having grown up in a household that was firm on the belief that, what didn't kill you only made you stronger and manual labor builds character, we consider ourselves to be pros when it comes to leaf removal. But knowing the task that lies ahead of us, we're turning to reinforcements. Even though we'd like to say that we are willing to devote each weekend this fall to the task, we'd much rather be out picking apples, enjoying a hayride or tracking down estate sales and auctions.

The leaf blowers above are under review from Wired Magazine and range in price from $80-$160. The prices vary on power, noise, accessories and convenience. Click over to read the full and brutally honest write up on these great machines (something we appreciate before laying out $100 bucks on something of this nature).

Photo by: Thomas Hannich for Wired Magazine 16:09

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