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Not content with rakes, boards and oversized barrows, the other half now wants a blower 😊 for her birthday 👍 She spends most of the winter filling the compost leaves so she would use it. Already has muffs and big boots 😳any recommendations for a lightish but zippy blowerplease?

Most of our kit is Stihl but we do have Husky and Makita too

Many thanks


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6 hours ago, Jwoodgardenmaintenance said:

What about mitox? For part time use there only £100 or so and supposed to be a good little handheld 



I have one and it's perfectly good. Only use one for cleaning off the processor and it's survived a couple of years use and bashing around in the back of the truck. Seems a bit thirsty but can't compare it to other brands as it's my first one. 

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Funny, my missus gave me a blower for my birthday.. nothing to do with leaves though..

Jokes aside, if you have a stihl kombi head just get the blower attachment for that, i have one and its plenty good enough for regular use. 

Or maybe splash out on a battery powered one? Quieter, less hassle to start etc.

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don't need anything all too powerful for home. I still have my bg85 although its getting a little tired and I don't really plan on replacing it.


Does that little model take the pro batteries or the homeowner range? That would be the clincher

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The entry model had a built in battery, so you just plug it straight into the charger. You get approx 10 mins of full power trigger time per charge.

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2 hours ago, Jonesie said:

If it's only for occasional use the Stihl domestic battery one is under £90.00



I use this most days but with the battery back pack.


Edit: actually I think this one looks a little different from what I have

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