Power Equipment for Left Handed People

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It would be nice for an innovative company like EGO to pay more attention to the 1 in 8 or so left handed people. Specifically the backpack leaf blower and chain saws. Virtually every manufacturer ignores this population so it’s not unusual that EGO would do it the same. It sure would be refreshing, innovative, and welcomed to build and supply products for us lefties.
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I'd calculate there is a 7 in 8 chance of that not happening... =)
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We're with you, PhotonTom! Suggestion already shared with the team. :-) 
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I'd love to see this happening as well. You can "just" do swappable handles like they do on some assault rifles.
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Ego incorporating assault rifle technology into their equipment :)
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A tool ONLY for lefties would be wasting valuable SKU space on store shelves.  Making a tool that leaves out the vast majority of potential customers isn't a smart business decision.  A tool that converts to left/right...now that has some merit.
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As a leftie I would appreciate this but stores could not accomodate to different versions of every tool.  A convertible right or left model would be the best idea.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Backpack leaf blowers, consider a design that can be used by both right and left ....

For backpack leaf blowers, consider a design that can be used by both right and left handed people. The current design can't be modified so that the blower is on the left hand side. For left handed people this is very difficult to use
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Same here I'm left handed and the edger might be going back to home depot.

And IT would not be a waste of space since it could be an online only item like the edger and a lot of other power + add-ons.
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