Backpack blower - pros and cons

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I'm thinking of purchasing the EGO backpack blower. Would someone be willing to summarize for me what people tend to like and dislike about the blower? Are there any changes planned for the backpack blower for next year, or accessories for the backpack blower that EGO is planning to come out with soon that might address some of people's concerns.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Well, as far as what people like and dislike about it, you would figure that out by just reading the reviews, though of course you are hoping that one of us has and would sum them all up for you.

As far as finding out whether it is the right blower for you, it depends on what you want out of it, so what do you want out of it?  What do you need it to be able to do?
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No idea about the future.  Some think the control interface will adopt the features of the recent 575 CFM handheld with cruise and no turbo button, but that's all speculation as of right now.  We don't even know when a revised version will come out.

The BP blower is a bit cumbersome for small jobs.  I see its real strength on larger jobs where arm fatigue would become an issue holding a handheld blower for long periods.  For small/medium jobs I see the handheld models as more convenient.
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There are some large beds of pachysandra where a lot of leaves fall in the autumn. Currently I clean the beds up with a rake, but raking damages the pachysandra plants and I don't want to use a gas blower to do the job. If I got the backpack blower with the 7.5 Ah battery, I could also use the 7.5 Ah battery from the mower, giving me two 7.5 Ah batteries to do the job. Does anyone have experience with using the backpack blower to clean out pachysandra beds? If so, how does it do?
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