Hints & Tips
Don’t the leaves look nice, fluttering down in the breeze?
Well yes and no. Yes they are picturesque; if you like that sort of thing.
No, they are a bloomin’ nuisance because they’re ending up on the lawn and flower beds and need clearing.
And tempting though it may be to wait until you have a complete tree-full laying around, but they do need clearing or they will mat on the paths and leave them slippery and will choke late autumn growth in the lawn.
So here’s a great new leaf blower, light and easy to use and very effective.
The Redback E435C Cordless Leaf-Blower is from a range of battery-powered equipment which we helped develop and uses the latest Japanese, lithium-ion technology.
You need to buy the battery and charger separately, and if you intend to buy any other tools in the range you would be advised to purchase the most powerful one as smaller batteries might not be suitable for the chainsaw or lawnmower.
The leaf blower will shift matted and thick falls of leaves and has four speeds which you can adjust according to what you are shifting.
It weighs only 2.5kg, excluding the batter, but you can buy a power-belt to hold the battery if you prefer. And it gives a 121mph blast of air
It has the advantage of being very quiet when running so that it won’t disturb the neighbours. It will run for 200 minutes on the largest 6Ah battery.
It costs £89, a saving of £30 on the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a three year warranty.