Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

There are earlier posts of mine about gas-powered leaf blowers: read them here and  here. Washington, D.C., recently enacted a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, to take full effect by 2022. The journalist James Fallows and his wife Deb were among a small group of neighborhood activists who started working toward this in 2015. You can read here a short article by Fallows at The Atlantic with links to additional information.

2 thoughts on “Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers”

  1. I really like the EGO brand , batteries are interchangeable between machines. they are quiet and powerful. i am a tool aficionado so you trust what I am saying. Currently I own a lawnmower , chainsaw ,leaf blower, line trimmer, hedge trimmer. I have used gas powered version of all the above and I believe the electrics are far superior in every aspect. Not having to store gas and oil and problems with gas units not starting is reason alone not to buy gas powered, then on top of that the noise and pollution you have to deal with makes switching to electric a no brainer.

  2. Thanks, Ken. I couldn’t agree more. I have a battery-powered blower to clean off my sidewalk, porch, and driveway periodically. Even on its lowest setting it moves dirt and leaf debris off concrete pretty well. I was using it one day when a bike tour came down my street. The tour guide almost had a wreck — “That’s the quietest leaf blower I’ve ever heard, or not heard, I mean.” All-electric lawn care services are springing up. Unfortunately, it looks as though this one does not serve our area of town:

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