575 CFM Blower has cruise control! Pre-review

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So my 575 CFM unit came in today, but it was dark when it got here, so I did not have time nor the right conditions to make a video demonstrating it along with my other units, which include: two 480 CFM EGO units, one 530 CFM EGO unit, a Greenworks 80V unit, and a Kobalt 80V unit.  With those, I can give a pretty good idea of the power of all of them. Here is a feature mentioned in the title that isn't at the moment mentioned on Home Depot's website or on EGO's website except maybe in the manual.

This unit has a variable speed trigger and cruise control, of course different from any of their other units, which have a one-speed trigger, variable speed dial, and turbo button. I believe that this new unit is there to give users two different options for control interfaces, and I therefore think an LB6000-A or an even more powerful backpack blower may hit the market soon (hopefully a LB7500?), one with the variable-speed and cruise control that many of you have been waiting for.

I will also tell you that this unit is glassy smooth in its operation, next to no vibration, and near perfect balance of the motor and fan.  It leaves me at a loss to understand why my neighbor's 530 unit is so imbalanced.

More on this unit will be posted tomorrow, but so far, I'm so happy with this unit that I'm going to purchase a second one after I get the backpack blower.
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That's why I'm waiting to buy a backpack blower. I want one with variable speed trigger, and trigger lock.
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Atom,

As soon as Jennifer announced the "cruise control", I knew it was going to be a hit.  TBH, that is the only fault with the blowers, the trigger.  They've now addressed it.
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Correction noted, cruise control is mentioned by someone other than me.
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Thanks for the quick pre-review!
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You're welcome.
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FYI, my 530 unit is very smooth.
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Anyone who sees this and has a 530 unit, tell me how smoothly it operates and what it sounds like on full power. It is possible that the imbalance of my neighbor's unit was either a fluke or some kind of thermal damage that happened while the unit was in storage, because my 575 is absolutely smooth and sounds like a jet turbine.  The motor makes almost no sound at all.

Also, my 530 unit is very smooth, but not as smooth as my 575.
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I suppose you carefully inspected the impeller of the 530?
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I have not inspected the fans of my 530 and my 575, and my neighbor's 530 is not well balanced, and mine is pretty well balanced. I have not made an attempt to disassemble the EDF in my 530, and I do not have permission nor a significant need to disassemble my neighbor's.
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Just look down the tube to see if a vane is broken off.
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I tend to think if an entire blade was missing the fan would shake itself to oblivion in short order. ;-)
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The fan with a blade missing would probably make quick work of ruining the motor.
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Does the 580 come with a variable speed trigger and lock like the 575?
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From the 580 Ego page -
  • Variable-speed control delivers 225-580 CFM
And the manual - 


Yup.
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Thanks. I wish they had these in stores so I can see how the trigger lock works. Do you reach a particular speed then move the trigger forward or backwards to lock? Do you push a button on the other side? Can you reach max speed with just the trigger or do you have to hold down the turbo button on the 580? I already have a 5 and 7.5 amp battery. I'm debating between the standalone 575 for $105 or the standalone 580 for $169. For anyone that has seen and used the 575 and the 580, I'd love your suggestion. I'm assuming the bare units weigh the same without batteries. My biggest concern is that there is an unknown reason the 575 was discontinued.
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If you're holding the 580 in your right hand you can easily turn the dial with your thumb.

Since spring still hasn't arrived where I live I haven't used the 580 enough to be able to answer the rest of your questions from memory. I'll refresh my memory after work tonight and reply here again if someone else doesn't weigh in first.
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OK, so I played with this a bit to refresh my memory.

The trigger and the dial on the side work more or less independently of each other.

The trigger is variable speed, from off the high, with a turbo button above it to give it an extra kick. Let go of the trigger and the blower shuts off

The dial on the side covers the same range, except it stays wherever you set it. It’s easy to turn with your thumb, then the blower stays at that setting unless you move it, or squeeze the trigger to increase the speed.

Honestly, the two blowers are so similar I don’t know that the 580 is worth the price premium, unless Ego had a reliability problem with the 575 and fixed the problem with the 580.
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Thank you so much. That helped a lot. I wish Ego would show less advertising videos and more hands on videos. I really appreciate your reply.
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https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product... - just ordered the 575 for $105.00 - Done.
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That's a great price, and the 575 and 580 are both great tools. I liked my original 480 cfm blower, but these are vast improvements.
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Agreed. Thanks Ken.