Left hand operation of backpack blower

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Please design a future backpack blower that can be configured for left hand use. I realize that we are a minority but it is really disappointing that I can't add the backpack blower to my EGo tools. Maybe the support arm could be designed on a locking swivel so that it could easily and quickly change between left and right hand use. Two of the three people in my household that do the yard work are lefties so it would be much appreciated by us. BTW, were are real customers that would actually buy one...we already own the mower, trimmer, chainsaw, hedge trimmer, and hand held blower.
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According to Wikipedia (Scientific American, source), about 10% of the population is left handed:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hande...

That's a lot more than I thought! I'm no expert on leaf blowers, but as a product development team I would certainly consider making a product that didn't alienate 10% of my market! :-)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can the back pack blower be configured for left handed use?.
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I'm right handed and even I was surprised that the trimmer attachment for the new multi-tool was designed more or less for righties. I agree they need to be more ambidextrous.
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Completely agree with everyone on this! It has already been shared with the development team. :-)
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Yep, I'm for this.
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My oldest son has cerebral palsy and has very little use of his right arm. His passion is yard care and I was sad and surprised that I could not find a back pack blower that would work for him.