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post #2461 of 2469
I am getting a gun if you are getting leaf-blower.

Dog, I hate neigbours.
post #2462 of 2469
Meeting Saturday with the landscape architect we hired to re-vision our property and build all the stuff we want. Little does he know we'll probably not start until May 2015 but this should not be a hasty process I figure.
post #2463 of 2469
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Any leaf blower recommendations?  Thinking of a Stihl BR350 which is one step below professional grade.  With 10-20 large trees I need something with power and preferrably a backpack as I will have to use it to cover a little over an acre.  Trying to keep the price <$500.

Also a side note....anyone have a preferred brand of power equipment?  My experience has been good with products sold at specialized dealers instead of Lowe's or HD.  Though I do love my Honda mower.

Most brands have a much more worthwhile professional line, are you specifically talking about landscaping tools?

I prefer to use handtools for most pruning and trimming. Nice to be able to get between the fine new growth.
post #2464 of 2469
I'm happy with my Husqvarna tractor. Can't recommend my Troy-Bilt blower though. I should have gotten something bigger and better.
post #2465 of 2469

Shoot out some brands that are quality and worth looking into.  For some reason my trees are already losing their leaves yet none of my neighbors have this problem.

post #2466 of 2469
I bought most of my tools from Hida tool, just choosing the more expensive handmade varieties of what they sell. Really happy with the result. I also use a bow saw for pruning limbs larger than what a lopper would be able to handle, but if I would not recommend that approach over getting a proper saw for that job.

I really like Honda's power equipment, they are good about maintaining considerations for noise and that sort of thing. For instance, I think my honda inverter generator is only slightly louder at idle than my mercedes, where my neighbor's can be heard for miles.
post #2467 of 2469
I got a little handheld Hitatchi leaf blower this year based on the very positive reviews online. http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-RB24EAP-Powered-Handheld-Compliant/dp/B003VYC31Q

It cost about $120 on sale and despite being small and light it doesn't feel underpowered. The best part about it is the motor -- the little two stroke is smooth, quiet, and starts easily, everything you could want. It puts every other two-stroke engine I have to shame.
post #2468 of 2469
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I really like Honda's power equipment, they are good about maintaining considerations for noise and that sort of thing. For instance, I think my honda inverter generator is only slightly louder at idle than my mercedes, where my neighbor's can be heard for miles.

Those things are impressively quiet.
post #2469 of 2469

For the size of our yard I will need something with power and a backpack as the one armed thing could be annoying quickly.  I will look into Honda for power tools.  We use hand tools whenever we can but mowing, edging, leaves, and other large things for yard maintenance we need power.  I originally bought a blower from HD that was lacking in power so once the leaves piled on top of each other it was worthless.

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