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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.
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.
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.
Those things are impressively quiet.
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.