The Unicorn Lives - NEW EGO 650cfm 180mph Blower

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  • the power

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Adam Neusbaum

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Thanks for sharing KA! 
It looks like a real nice unit. As a new independent Ego dealer I'll look to place an inventory order for this blower.

I was just outside using the new 18" chainsaw while up in a boom lift. 
Between a LED headlamp & the saws LED light I could easily perform lots of cuts in the dark. What a difference over my original 14" Ego saw. 
If I could figure out how to unplug the lifts "in-motion" beep-beep-beep that chimes while you're moving the boom around well then my neighbors wouldn't even know I'm out there.

Looking forward to your next feature. 
Regards- Adam
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Thanks Adam...Should be a breeze to sell these
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szwoopp, Champion

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A real blow out
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Bryan

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I'll be curious how long battery life is with this new blower versus previous EGO blowers.
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Michael G

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Don't know about everyone else but KA's tests are very valid. In the spring/summer I do tame down my blower but in the fall leaf season running at full power constantly is necessary.
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Andrew does a good job.  He comes up with some good tests to measure performance of various tools.
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Oregon Mike, Champion

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Agreed with you both. I enjoy Andrew's reviews very much.
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David HD, Champion

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I don't have a big yard like KA, but I am one of those people who runs their blower on FULL POWER.
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Kite Army

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Thanks for the support - anyone else get their hands on one of these yet?
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Dave .

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Thanks to Newton's Law, my 530 really taxes my arm when running on Turbo mode.  I would think the new model would require that I go to the gym and work out!
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I get that with my 575. And I rarely have the need to run at full tilt. I have no desire to go to the 650. Whew. 
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I believe the 575 and 650cfm both weigh the same.  Though the 650cfm puts out more force - don't know if that will fatigue you more.  Also, they have a shoulder strap for these too.
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I tried using my 575 with shoulder strap. The strap really limited mobility, IMO. It was helpful from a weight support standpoint, but I couldn't as easily change angles and directions on the blower.
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I could see that - I have never used the shoulder strap.  I often use the blower with the 2.5Ah.  This works great for quickly blower leaves out of the garage and grass in the summer.  In the fall I have to move to the 5Ah for the fall leaf cleaning.
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Same - 2.5 is great for everyday clean ups
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I wonder how much it’ll be in Australia? It normally takes a few months for us to get new tools after the U.S gets them. I brought the 580CFM blower kitfor $580 AUD (blower, rapid charger & 5.0ah gen 2 battery with 2.5ah third gen battery by redemption). Ive had the Milwaukee gen 2 Fuel blower and the Ego 530CFM blower. The Ego 580 is my favourite.
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Hey Jesse - we don't have any deals in the US where you get a second battery.
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I assumed Ego Australia was running the battery promo to clear their existing stock of the gen 2 batteries but the redemption batteries i received have been the new gen 3 models.
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Winning :)
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Michael G

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Anyone see these in the HD stores yet?
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szwoopp, Champion

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Menards does not carry Ego as far as I know.  But HD still gives the 11% rebate match ;)
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I have need been to a Menards but supposedly they do sell EGO.  Funny that you can match to a product that may not even be available.
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Like - Thanks for your review on the 650 blower - Just received mine this past weekend and love the product. Are you able to inform what a combined run time would be with the 5.0 amp battery. One review was based the on run time vs the 530 - in turbo mode only.  
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Many videos I've seen show these blowers blowing leaves off of a driveway or cement sidewalks. I can probably do this with my wife's hair drier !  I have a small lot (1/2 acre) but a lot of leaves. How does the ego 650 with a 5.0a battery pack last in the turbo position ?
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From the manual;
Approximate run time (With EGO BA2800T/BA2800T-FC 56V Battery 5.0 Ah)
 200 min (Low speed)
 30 min (High Speed)
 15 min (Boost mode)
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Thanks Mike
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I would say that the Boost mode and High speed estimates fall right in line with my testing - low speed for 200min sounds like torture.  I can't imagine anyone using this blower on low speed only.