EGO Snow Blower?

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LOVE the combination of convenience and power in these products. I'd sure love to see a snow blower added to the line. Any plans to add a snow blower to your awesome lineup?
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Jennifer, do you have an ETA of when the Ego snow blower will be available at the Home Depot or any other stores in Canada and its price?  I have been following up with my local Home Depot in Ajax, and although they have a SKU number, they have no idea of when it will be available. Help!
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Clint, the snow blower should be available in Canada sometime in October based on what Jennifer has previously posted. The price is not yet confirmed.
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Clint, as Blue mentioned, please be patient with us for one more month.  More information to follow in terms of pricing and availability in just a few weeks.
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I'm keeping my fingers, toes, eyes and whatever else I can cross hoping I get to review this snow blower through the Home Depot Seeds program.
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Steve, since you accumulated so "many points" as a Seed Member of HD - do share some of your secrets with us "bottom dwellers" who are trying to be like you ... : )  My HD has a sign "prominently" displayed , but no snow blower on the floor to test out.


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I'm in the top 10 of Seeds reviewers, have been from day 1.  Would love to give this a workout in Wisconsin this Winter and a full video review.

I have the original mower, weed whacker, chainsaw and leaf blower, all great tools.
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The key to success in the seeds program for me was when I setup an email filter to automatically send a text to my phone so I get notified in seconds of seeds@homedepot.com sending out their campaign email.
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Thanks Steve.  How are you enjoying your new EGO backpack blower?  I bought mine about 3 weeks ago and have been using it weekly.  With the Fall coming, and my trees in the backyard starting to shed leaves, I will using this blower for this "tough" but "fun" job this year.
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Well, I haven't gotten to use it again the past few weeks due to back surgery with 6 inches of muscle having to be cut, but I do plan to get the mowing done this weekend and I'll use the blower after that.  Overall, I am loving the blower!

One thing I wish Ego would make as at least an optional accessory to it though is different blower nozzles.  I feel like a nozzle that narrows to about an inch would be incredibly powerful and so useful for removing debris from concrete expansion joints and the such.

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I would agree with you on the nozzle attachment.  I do know that they are planning to release one for the 530 CFM blower early next year - maybe this will also fit our new backpack blower?  Another area of improvement I like to see with this new blower is the ability to lock down the trigger, so you don't have to hold the trigger for 40+ minutes, and end up with "hand fatigue."  I will be submitting my "thorough" review soon on this new blower.  Hope you feel better soon from your back surgery....
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Turbine style blowers cannot have back pressure. It will not work. You have to use a centrifugal type to be able to shrink the nozzle much at all. They would have to make a multiple output nozzle that is equal area but shoots air like a shower. Dont know if that would work
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When I submitted a post about a month ago, the 530 CFM in the UK had the nozzle attachment on that blower (YouTube video).  I would assume that that nozzle would also work with the new backpack blower?
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Exactly. The 530 blower nozzle certainly won't restrict much. We could probably expect a similar nozzle for the backpack blower, but it will merely focus the flow a little, not so much direct it in a narrow path.
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That would be more than sufficient for me.  I used an Edger to give me a "clean line" along the grass and the driveway / walkway, and the new backpack blower did a good job getting rid of the clippings - but not as good as my Black & Decker corded blower, with a narrow nozzle.
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I did the same with my trimmer with the 5.0ah battery on my sidewalk to cut through the combination compacted soil and creeping clover weeds.  My neighbor was amazed how much sidewalk I recovered in literally seconds.

But yeah, the backpack blower I would equate to a strong sudden gust of wind (the kind that makes you think a tree will snap).  Sure its powerful, but the kinetic force is far exceeding the transferrable potential force to a smaller surface with such a large nozzle opening.

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How funny, I just used my EGO 15" trimmer yesterday for the "first time" edging my backyard - where the grass meets the mulch bed.  The only way to do that effectively is with the trimmer, but boy, did it kicked up a lot of mulches to the grass area.  Before, this would have been a "time consuming" job raking or leaf blowing the mulches back to the mulch bed, but with my new backpack blower, this was actually fun to do ... : )
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Yeah, if you don't have safety rated corrective lenses like I wear every day, I'd get some safety glasses with side shields, wear denim jeans and preferably a long sleeved shirt.  It kicks up anything not bolted to the ground lol!
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That was exactly my recommendation when I bought the 15 inch string trimmer for a buddy of mine as a housewarming gift. I told him to wear safety glasses and long pants, not shorts, because this thing is an animal when it starts tearing into stuff!

A few weeks later when I asked him what he thought of it ,he told me my recommendations were right on the money. :-)
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Kicked up some rocks did he??
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You are a NICE neighbor Blue - that was one "generous" housewarming gift.  Sounds like your neighbor learned his lesson the "hard way"  : )
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He's a really good friend of mine who had just bought a 4 acre property which needed a lot of cleanup. The old couple that owned it previously just couldn't keep up anymore and it had fallen far behind.

He was kicking out rocks, dirt, thick weeds, just about anything you can think of. He says that trimmer ate it all up and begged for more. He was blown away by how powerful it was, which is a great praise because he worked his trimmer far harder than I've ever worked mine.
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When my old gas trimmer stopped working, I did a lot of research on different "battery" operated trimmers.  This YouTube video on Pressure Test was one of the main reasons why I decided to buy the EGo - and I have not been disappointed since.  Like everyone else, I am still impressed with the power this thing can deliver on a consistent basis.
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I'll have to check to see if I already put a review up for my Ego trimmer on here.  If I haven't, I'll do a 4K recording of me knocking down the massive weeds and grass in my backyard from not being able to mow back there for a month and a half.
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Forgot to include the link to the video ... here it is : )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69ZrsXMMxXg
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I like to see that, as I don't have anything that thick around my property - since my neighbor's house has been built.
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I watched that one too. That guy really takes his time putting out a thorough review!
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I know right?  I don't have the time or the "thick" weeds like him to put together a video similar to this.  My video will probably be simple "tall grass" along the mulch bed and fence line.  Need to have property like Jacob to do a "thorough" pressure test on the trimmer ....


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I've got a mixture of 1"-2" thick weeds behind the garage and the thick 12" tall grass in the back yard that I'll do a recording of.
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Have-at-er Steve, just be mindful of your back! :-)
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It isn't me who should be scared ha ha ha!  I like to play "Up In Here" when I use the trimmer on the weeds.
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I'd be scared if I was a weed in your back yard!!!

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