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mrad

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Posted: 11/17/21 09:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am wanting to buy a battery-operated blower to blow debris off my slideouts before bringing them in. I am curious as to how many out there are using one of these. I am also curious as to how many have a larger volume blower (350+ cfm) to use for yard work also. We have Milwaukee 18V tools with a couple of 3 amp hour batteries. I can get a Milwaukee 18V blower that puts put 450 CFM for $149. I know this would be overkill for bowing off the slideouts but would come in handy for blowing snow off cars in the winter and short bursts of blowing leaves off the patio when we don't want to start the gas backpack blower. My concern is the battery life as well as the durability of the tool. I have read some bad reviews on the Milwaukee's on their longevity. Curious as to the opinions on those who have used these for both blowing off slideouts and using them for light yard work.

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Posted: 11/18/21 01:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Slide toppers eliminate the need to sweep or blow off the slide...but no reason it shouldn't work.

A blower is great for getting a campfire going quick.


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I use a "Green Machine" 40V. Does OK. This time of year, leaves and debris get blown in under the toppers. Blower works good for that. I adapted a vacuum extension with a 90 on it so I don't have to climb.


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Posted: 11/18/21 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you just want light duty then the Black and Decker 20V blower w/boost works very well. For anyone wanting an actual yard blower the Greenworks 80V back pack blower does an amazing job for a battery powered blower.

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We have had one for 3 years and use it for everything. Never a problem

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I bought one from Harbor Freight a few years ago and it is awesome!


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I have an 18 volt ryobi which works great. don't know how the OP can run a battery dry just doing slide toppers unless he doesn't recharge them. buy a couple of additional batteries and problem is solved. I also have a 120 volt and a gas powered one for driveway/deck etc.
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Greenworks is good. The higher the voltage the better. I also have a 110v battery lawnmower that does an excellent job.

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I have a Ryobi 40V handheld model that works very well. It easily works as well as the old corded electric one I had for blowing of the roof of the sticks and bricks home. I really bought it for the battery so I would have an extra for my mower. I could by a replacement battery for $149 and the blower with battery was on sale for $179.

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I use a Ridgid 18v Jobsite Blower. It is absolutely excellent. I just got done clearing leaves and pine needles and twigs off a driveway. It ran continuously for 30+ minutes and the 4AH battery was still going strong.

If bought at Home Depot, it comes with a TRUE lifetime warranty on both blower and battery. For non-commercial use, if either one fails, they will repair or replace it free forever. They even pay shipping in both directions.

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* This post was edited 11/18/21 02:14pm by Homeless by Choice *


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