2nd handle coming for new 580 CFM blower?

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4 years ago someone suggested a 2nd handle for the leaf blower would be helpful.  I just got the new 580 CFM blower and I couldn't agree more.  There appears to be a slot molded into the top of the blower that looks like it might accept something like a handle.  Perhaps this will be offered as an add on accessory in the near future?  The problem is that when you have a 5.0 battery and you've been blowing for more than 5 minutes, you need two hands for better control and fatigue relief.  My old B&D corded blower had a "T" handle on the front in addition to the loop handle on the back where the trigger was.  Either a "T" or a loop like on the hedge trimmer would work and you could switch hands as well.
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Posted 10 months ago

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That slot is for this shoulder strap which may help with your hand fatigue.

https://egopowerplus.com/collections/accessories/products/blower-strap


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Szwoop is correct regarding the shoulder strap, Rick. However, we'll share your feedback with the team today to review. 
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Interesting idea. I do like using the shoulder strap that came with my leaf blower. It does take a bit of the weight off the grip hand.
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Thanks for the quick reply!  Yeah, I'm aware of the black clip for the shoulder strap, which looks like a great accessory to have.  I'm referring to what looks like a slot in the gray plastic on top.  See attached photo: