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Postby Bailey » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:42 am

my leaf blower is also a vacuum, it sucks up leaves and chops them up, It works great for my composter, the leaves are already chopped, they decompose faster.

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Postby gailr » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:51 pm

In my observation, leaf blowers seem to be weapons of passive aggression for certain yard warriors. X stealthily blows leaves from his driveway to B's yard one day; Y returns fire the next the next. Z diverts half to each side. Field exercises.

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much the same thing happens with some snowblowers too...
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Postby sluggo » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:03 pm

Huny wrote:Speaking of tools. How about the leaf blower. All they seem to be good for is blowing the leafs off your driveway/sidewalk after you have mowed the lawn to right back where they started from...the lawn. Not to mention they contribute to getting that buggery little speck of God-knows-what lodged under your contact lens. It's a never ending, vicious cycle.

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Hey, that's hardly all the gas-powered broom is good for. Consider the hugemongous amount of air pollution they contribute, easily worth a fleet of school buses; not to mention keeping that dreadful neighborhood serenity thing at bay. If that's not enough, you get to spend a hundred times more that you would have for a broom and don't have to be burdened with the nuisance of controlling where the stuff goes!

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Postby Perry » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:58 am

Truth is, mine (electric BTW) is used to blow the grass clippings from my mulching mower back onto my own lawn. I rarely have to deal with leaves at my house. By the end of fall, they have usually blown away to the woods at the end of our dead-end street. :lol:
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