New Ego Backpack Blower Video - Battery vs Gas

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Skip Bedell puts the Ego BP blower up against a gas blower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7BFjPpd9Aw
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As an owner of a 600 CFM, I would agree with Skip on his video as well.  Last year when I bought this blower for Fall leaves, I noticed right away "how easy" it was to blow the leaves off of the grass and mulch bed into a corner for collection.  Because of the "volume of air" blowing through the tube, the Fall leaves did not stand a chance.  With 7 HUGE river birches and 1 GIANT ash tree around my property, this blower was built for the job - and this weekend, this "bad boy" is coming out of hibernation for Fall clean-up ... :-)
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This is sort of crap in one aspect.  He compares running the EGO on Turbo.  We both know the run time on Turbo is substantially shorter and not a good comparison.  He should run the EGO on High and do the same comparison. 

I'm not bashing EGO, I'm being critical of the reviewer for skewing the battery run time information.

Other than that, 600CFM in turbo is amazing.
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Agreed. High speed should be used, not Turbo.
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I never use the TURBO, plenty of power on Normal to High for me.
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He also didn't mention the price difference, as the Husqvarna 130 BT is $250 MSRP ($230 on Amazon), while the Ego 600 CFM backpack blower is  $259 (normally $299) with 5.0 Ah Battery or $480 with the 7.5 Ah battery.

I was actually surprised that with the 5.0 Ah battery they were almost comparable in price, although if you are buying the backpack blower I assume you are planning on doing some extended blowing, and want the larger 7.5 Ah battery.
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Being that it is a backpack, go with the 7.5aH and don't look back. You really can't feel the weight.
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Or, for the extra $40 just get two 5Ah kits instead of one 7.5Ah kit and gift/sell the extra blower. Now you have 10Ah total battery capacity and can charge one while using the other.

This would be a no-brainer for anyone who already has a rapid charger from a lawn mower or snowblower kit (the 5Ah BP blower only has the standard charger), and that pair of 5Ah batteries would be a nice backup for the dual battery snowblower, too. :-)
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While true, that 7.5aH battery is my sweet spot.
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You have a sweet spot? :-)
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I had a feeling my choice of words was going to haunt me.