Rookie Leaf Blower Operator
Bought one this fall. I found that it works best if the nozzle is close to and parallel to the ground. I conclude that the happy successful leaf blower operator shold be built like an ape. Short legs and long arms.
The box said 240 mph blower. I fired it up to full speed and GINGERLY stuck the tip of one finger into the blast. Somehow it felt just a tad under 240 mph. Like maybe 200 mph less? I spect the advertised 240 mph velocity is off the tip of the impellor.
I observed that it would be best to cut the grass real short before blowing the leaves. Not quite sure just how to do that. Maybe mount the blower on the mower such that it would blow leaves out of the cutting path. After that round em up the regular way.
Bunching the leaves into a convenient 12 foot diameter pile 3 inch deep was no trick at all.
I did not throw away the hand rake.