Ease of Use: Ego vs. Gas

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I just wrote a review of my Ego 530 cfm (not mph—have to keep those straight!) blower after a few months of use, and finally figured out how to verbalize why Ego's blowers are such a game-changer for me.

It all comes down to ease of use—how long does it take to actually start using the blower. I was often reluctant to clean up after mowing or trimming because all the hassle of getting out and starting the gas blower took more time and effort than actually using the blower to clean up!

A picture tells a thousand words, so here's what I mean:

Gas blower:
https://youtu.be/O-0BIkNDsfU

Ego blower:
https://youtu.be/H8qCmzaqtno

No wonder I never felt like it was worth getting out the gas blower! I can be completely done cleaning up using the Ego blower in less time than it took just to get the gas blower to start!
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Nice Job David.. Watching you work that speed knob on the blower made me think of one thing I would like to see.  A variable speed trigger like you get on a gas blower.  They did it to the weed eater and it's awesome.  Time to do it on the blower.
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And variable speed for the chainsaw. Not only for useability, but to make the tool feel like the gas tool that everyone is used to.
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Variable speed trigger like on this model Ego sells in Europe?

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Nice job David, though part of me feels the gas blower wasn't given a fair chance... if you were a little taller you would probably get a better pull on that cord. ;-)

The new blower is fantastic! I finally had a chance to get mine out of the garage last night after my first now of the season. I did a little test between the two blowers, the 480 and 530, I'll post a review shortly.
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Lol. Funny one. Stupid gas engines. I love how that blower is so compact.
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Completely agree. Mowing, edging, and cleanup is so much easier with electric tools. No hassle to get started and less vibration means you are not as tired or fatigued afterwards.

re: variable speed trigger. I actually like that the blower has a separate knob to change speed. I generally use the blower on high all the time and press the turbo button for stubborn leaves/grass. I only set it to low power when my grandson wants to play with it!
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I use mine pretty similarly, except high is a bit too much power for cleaning trimming out of the beds. Medium is just enough to move the loose trimmings without blowing the mulch out of the beds into the lawn.

Hitting a chunk of wood with the lawn mower just one time is a lasting reminder to be careful to keep the mulch in the beds and make sure it doesn't escape into the lawn again!