Blower flat tapered nozzle, not really what you would expect

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I just received the flat nozzle for my 530 blower. I will tell you this, it performs much worse with a nozzle. I'm glad I got it to try, but there isn't really a need for it.

My guess is that it disturbs the airflow from the turbine and kills the velocity. this blower just doesn't need it
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I couldn't disagree more.

I'll have to shoot some video of how much better my blower works in enclosed areas (garage, porch) with the tapered tip.
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I would like to seen that. I tried blowing leaves out of the flower beds and they just weren't getting dislodged. I removed the tip and made quick work of the leaves. I would love to have a animometer to measure the velocity with and without.

The good part out of all of this is that it makes me appreciate just how well the blower is designed.
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Thank you for the update so I don't waste my time.
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One positive note, it does fan out the airflow.  If you are looking for more of a wide angled "sweep", this may be what you are looking for.
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And how are you guys ordering the tip, from the UK site?
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The champion badge comes with the perk of being Ego's willing guinea pigs from time to time...
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Well seems I've got to post more
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I would be interested if you could post a picture of what the nozzle looks like.  If it is reducing the cross-sectional area then you would be reducing power.  I do quite a bit of woodworking so duct work for a vacuum system is a must for me.  when you start redirecting air flow it will create turbulence that reduces the velocity and power of the air.  I have always wondered why there was so much interest in a tapered nozzle.  Now if they took a round pipe and flattened it to make a more rectangular shape to direct the air into more of a knife, then that would be an interesting nozzle to try but I don't know how practical it would be in real life to use.
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Time for another "road trip" across the border ... eh!
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There might be a wall to climb!
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David, where do we sign up for the pass around on that nozzle? =)
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Dig under the wall.
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now was that wall to keep the americans out of Canada who suddenly want to defect north?  

I will be asking my UK relatives the next time they come over to spot me so of the euro EGO swag accessories as it seems there is the place to get everything.
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Getting leaves out of the beds without blowing the mulch around is the most practical use I've found for the nozzle. This was all done with the blower on its lowest speed. Wish I had a video, the leaves moved in a very neat looking wave as they flowed over the rocks and out of the bed.

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