Depending on your needs and what you are searching for a leaf blower can work for you. They come in all shapes and sizes. When you need to blow away that debris or those leaves that fall off the tree, this is the instrument you need to get the job done right.
We will try to touch on some of the different kinds of leaf blowers available in the market today. One is the backpack blower. You wear this right on your back just like a backpack. It is small and compact and light. This is perfect if you have a large yard but cannot use a larger more traditional blower.
If you do need a larger unit then you may also want to look at a gas leaf blower. Be aware you will have to carry this one around though. You cannot wear it like the previous one mentioned. It may be heavier for you so take that into consideration. Since this one uses gas there is no need for an electrical outlet.
You say you only have a little to do here or there, well there is one for you as well. It is called a handheld cordless blower. Depending upon what you need doing, again this may work for you. This one would be electrical though. You need to be able to charge it.
Then there is the electrical kind. Yep, you plug this one into an electrical outlet and get started. Now keep in mind that outlet needs to be close enough to the area you are working in. If your outlet is to far away for the cord to reach and you to finish your job, then this would probably not work for you. Out of all the ones mentioned, this one is also the easiest to maintain according to most homeowners.
Now keeping in mind those neighbors who do not like to be startled out of bed in the morning with the loud noise, you may want to check on electric leaf blowers. Some of these blowers will be quieter than others. Also, it does not depend on size. Don’t think the bigger ones will be louder than the smaller ones or vice versa. Want to keep your neighbors friendly.
Keep in mind whatever you do decide to get, you will need a proper home to keep it in. You do not want to leave your tools lying around getting rusty. Consider if you will be able to maintain them as well. There will be maintenance on your blower. The manufacturer will have that information with the instructions for the equipment chosen. Only buy what you need and can afford. You do not need the biggest, newest model out there. If something smaller works for you then by all means get it. Yes, this is in an investment in the beauty of your yard, but you do not have to break the bank for that beauty.
I say go to the store and try it on for size. Look around and find a leaf blower you think will work and walk around with it. If it is the backpack variety, put it on and see if it comfortable. Do the straps work? Can you adjust for size? Carry some of those bigger models around for a few minutes. If your arms start tingling or hurting, it is probably too much for you to handle. You do not want to get something only to discover you will not be able to do the job. Some of these can be a little heavy.