Posts Tagged ‘outdoor power equipment’


How to Choose the Right Leaf Blower

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

leaf-blower-cordlessConsiderations To Make When Purchasing A Leaf Blower

A leaf blower is a handy gardening tool that is used to move debris and leaves using propelled air.

A blower can be backpack mounted or handheld depending on the model to efficiently complete necessary outdoor cleaning tasks. There are so many options in the market and you might need some understanding of the tool to make the right decision when buying for your use.

It is a great tool to invest in and by making a few important considerations you will definitely have an easier time selecting the most suitable for your yard cleaning needs.

1. Power level

Important to remember when buying your leaf blower is that there are light duty, medium duty and heady duty blowers out there.

Heavy duty machine might be bigger in size, but it will definitely do so much more than just clear your driveway off any debris. It however might turn to be noisier than the smaller light duty tools and cost you more gasoline to operate.

Understand the power levels that are suitable for your intended usage of the tool when buying.

stihl-wall-display-true-value2. Power source

Leaf blowers can be electric or gas powered. If your cleaning tasks are light, then a cordless blower can be a good choice to clear your deck, patios and driveway. Electric blowers on the other hand need not be recharged when operating and they can clear a large yard at a go. Think about cord length and your power outlets when getting an electric blower for convenience.

When you choose a gas powered blower, you will enjoy the benefit of portability and power saving. It might be noisier than an electric blower but it is a viable option nonetheless. Weigh all power source pros and cons and make the right choice in relation to your preferences and needs.

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How to Choose the Right Trimmer or Brushcutter

Friday, July 8th, 2016

How to Select the Right Stihl Trimmer or Brushcutter

Are you considering purchasing a new trimmer or brush cutter for your property?

Choosing a lawn and garden trimmer or brushcutter is easy with this video guide

With the Stihl product line up there are several models to choose from that can help you get the job done.

Here are a few tips that will help you get started and making the choice that’s best for you.

To begin there are three basic questions that you should ask yourself. First what material or materials do I need to cut or trim, second how large is the area that I will be working in and lastly are there any noise restrictions that I need to take into consideration.

stihl-trimmer-fs40ceIf you answer these questions and have a small area to trim and you will only be trimming grass such as an urban setting with maybe a flower bed, a few trees, your sidewalk or driveway then a curved shaft trimmer may be a good choice for you. These Stihl curved shaft units are very light and are easy to use in small or confined areas but they have more than enough power to get the job done.

We have our opening price point with the FS 38 up to the FS 50 CE. I prefer the FS 40 C E. Its light easy to use as a simplified starting system as well as the easy start feature and its the perfect size for me.

With the simplified starting system the on/off switch always default to the on position so you won’t need to worry about setting the switch when you’re ready to start the engine and you only need to set the choke once.

When the engine starts and you flip the throttle trigger the choke will automatically switch to the run position and you’ll be ready to go. The easy to start feature enables the user to start the engine with an almost effortless pull on the cord.

For taller people say six feet or more you may want to step up to the FS 50 C E. It’s also equipped with a simplified starting system as well as the easy to start feature and its eight inches longer than the FS 40 making it very comfortable to operate for taller people.

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