New Ego Backpack Blower Video - Battery vs Gas

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