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Measuring Your Leaf Blower’s Power – CFM vs. MPH

A savvy shopper always wants to get the most bang for their buck. When it comes to leaf blowers, measuring the bang can be a little tricky. You will often times see two numbers describing the power or air flow of a certain blower, the CFM or Cubic Feet per Minute and MPH or Miles […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Weed Wacker and a Brush Cutter?

Weed wacker is another name used for string trimmer. A weed wacker, or string trimmer, is a tool used for trimming away weeds, tall grasses, and other such unwanted growth around walkways, decks, siding, trees, and flower beds. Weed wackers are typically hand-held, but walk-behind string trimmers are also available at specialty stores like String […]

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Leaf Blower Noise – The New Frontier

A growing trend has cities and townships looking to ban leaf blowers to cut back noise pollution, but a simple look at newer models of gas leaf blowers will show that measures have already been taken by manufacturers to dampen the sound produced by as much as 90% when compared to some old models. In […]

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What Do People Love About Mantis Tillers/Cultivators

You’ve likely heard more buzz about Mantis tillers than any other, but it’s not because they’re the biggest, baddest, more powerful tiller on the market. People tend to love the Mantis tiller because of its ergonomic, ease of use and its versatility in tight, garden-bed type areas. We’ve found that the most popular model of Mantis […]

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How to Repair Dead Grass Killed By Dog Urine

If you have a dog, you’ve likely found a dead spot or two in your lawn from time to time. I know a guy who has three large dogs, and every year he ends up with a large dead patch of grass on the side of his house. Come springtime, he always had trouble getting […]

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Rear Tines, Front Tines, & Cultivators… Oh My!

What’s the difference between a rear tine tiller and a front tine tiller? What’s the difference between a tiller and a cultivator? Many people use these terms interchangeably, but they mean entirely different things. A tiller is designed to actually break into and loosen soil. They’re used to create new gardens from hard soil. A […]

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Drying Your Truck or Car – Leaf Blower or Air Compressor?

Air compressors are great tools that serve many purposes quite well. In fact, if you’re looking to clean leaves out of your garage and off of your drive, they will work quite well for that. But what if you’ve just finished washing your truck and want to give it a quick spot-free dry? Air compressor tanks […]

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Honoring the Lawn Mower Man

A month later, but not forgotten. Chris Cox, nicknamed the Lawn Mower Man, will be returning to the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday, November 13th to be honored in a small ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial steps where he will receive a new chainsaw and $1,800 to help cover any […]

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Clean up Mission Impossible: How to pick up Acorns Sweet Gum Balls and Pine Cones

A healthy portion of my time here in the clean-up friendly confines at Leaf Blowers Direct is spent researching specific manufacturers and models of all types of blowers, vacuums, and sweepers.  I also get to spend a nice part of my day fielding questions that you, our valued past, present and future consumers pose to […]

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Cyber Monday’s Almost Here!

  Everyone knows about Black Friday sales, and most of us have become familiar with Cyber Monday sales by now. If you’re not familiar with it, Cyber Monday is a day when online retailers drop prices and list significant sales on their products. It’s a day when millions of online shoppers can get Black Friday […]

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