From the dawn of the invention of leaf blowers, the manufacturers kept trying to develop better products. They tried to meet the new of the customers and thus, the new types of leaf blowers kept coming in the market. As a result, there are many types of blowers in the market right now. But there are basically five kinds of leaf blowers which are most conveniently used.
Different Types of Leaf Blowers and their Pros & Cons
There are five types of leaf blowers in the market. They are Handheld leaf blowers, backpack leaf blowers, Blowers with leaf vacuumed, Walk-behind leaf blowers and Sweeper Blowers.
Handheld Leaf Blowers
These are the classic leaf blowers. It is put together with the wand, power-head and handles. This type of blower proposes sturdy power and easy portability. It is easy to handle, lightweight and it speeds up the cleaning process. Easily portable so it can cover more ground in less time frame. It comes in both the engine types (2-stroke engine/4-stroke engine). 2-stroke handheld leaf blowers are preferable as it weighs less and it is indeed more powerful.
Pros of Handheld Leaf Blowers
- Easy to carry and use
- High air volume and velocity
- Low emission engine (2-stroke engines)
- Runs on gas/oil both.
Cons of Handheld Leaf Blowers
- Extreme noise and air pollution.
Backpack Leaf Blowers
These leaf blowers are more or less like the handheld blowers but with an attached backpack. The powerhead can be carried around like a backpack rather than holding it. The control buttons of these blowers are usually on the wand head. And rest functions the same. It can easily be utilized using one hand only. They come in both 2 and 4 cycle engines, but as it is carried on the back, 2-stroke backpack blowers are preferable. They are usually gas-engines. So they make extreme noise while turned on.
Pros of Backpack Leaf Blowers
- Takes the load off hands.
- Decreases pressure and increases working sessions.
- Easy to carry
- Easy to use
- Offers Less tiring work time
Cons of Backpack Leaf Blowers
- Extreme noise pollution,
- Headgears (Noise-canceling Headphones) required while using it.
- Takes up loads of storage area.
Leaf Blowers with Vacuum
This kind of leaf blower is prevalent among suburban areas. A Household with decorative lawns is keen to have one of these. The concept of a leaf blower with a vacuum came from the idea of dismissing mess. So here, the leaf blower does not just pile up the leaves and debris. It also pulls them in using the suction created by the vacuum. There is a shredder in the powerhead which shreds the waste and gathers them in the collection bag. Therefore all the dust, dry leaves and debris get collected rather than piling them up. I can clean up the lawn nice and pleasant. It clears all sorts of trash and even snow.
Pros of Leaf Blowers with Vacuum
- Easy to carry around.
- Reusable collection bag
- Blower to vacuum easy conversion
- Noise levels are low
- Multi-Purpose design.
Cons of Leaf Blowers with Vacuum
- Not suitable for large factories, lawn, or projects.
- Not budget-friendly
Walk-behind Leaf Blower
This is a leaf blower for the heavy work pressure. Moving large piles of leaves and debris in a concise time is its primary purpose. Walk-behind leaf blowers are sold to commercial companies, especially to manufacturing or storing factories. The machine consists of a standard engine, pushing lever handle, wheels and nozzles. Their functions are the same but the engine’s motor power is immense. It removes large piles of debris in minutes. You do not need to carry the engine, simply push it around and move the debris to the garbage. Household users often oversee the product because it is more likely to be used by professionals or Industrial maintainers.
Pros of Walk-behind Leaf Blowers
- Easy to use and maintain
- Powerful engine
- Premium product service
- Saves time and energy
- Perfect for industrial use.
Cons of Walk-behind Leaf Blowers
- Makes immense noise
- Not budget friendly
With the progress of technology, some advanced features have been added to the leaf blower machine, such as variations of blower wands (nozzles) with each unique characteristic and purpose. Some are like brooms, vacuum machines and sweepers. These varieties of leaf blowers are called sweeper blowers. They do not just work as air blowers. They can be used to sweep the garbage away. Vacuum and sweep inside the patio, sidewalk, garage and on the carpet as well. These advanced features make the blower more convenient. Maximum sweeper blowers are battery powered but manufacturers make natural fuel powered sweeper blowers as well. Sweeper blowers are premium products. With the revolution of technology, the premium machines are now available at lowers rates as well.
Pros of Sweeper Blowers
- Multi-purpose product
- Quicker way to clean the property
- Handy and susceptible design
- Easy to use
- Energy saver
- Complete cleaning system
- Qualified for sweeping, dusting, inflating, deflating etc.
Cons of Sweeper Blowers
- Costly product
- Takes up ample storage space