dealsworx air 18-volt cordless blower/sweeper for $59…

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Darn...I thought this was a chainsaw!

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30 minute charge time is great, but how long will it run at full blast? Or even partial, um, blast? Can you clear more than a minute area, or will it run for longer than it takes to charge it? That battery in the video looked mighty small...

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I still fail to understand why these blowers are useful. Doesn't a broom do a better job?

Upvoted only because the price is good and it is a deal...

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brooms are much harder...talk about a time saver, just blow!

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buying 2 - 2nd just for the battery ($57+ new).

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I've got the weed-eater by them and I LOVE it. I've got a good size yard and it's older gen, so it's the previous version of rechargeable battery and it holds ample charge to tackle it in even the worst of times. On the back of that, I can't imagine this battery not being more than capable of taking on any job you would have for it from a single charge. Seriously considering getting one of these and making it a pair.

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Totally want this, but I'm too poor, now. Sure, a broom does a better job, but this is easier for just blowing stuff out that's under cabinets and in all the nooks and crannies. It's like a lazy man's broom and I'm somewhat lazy.

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The battery alone costs about $80 at amazon.

http://www.mowersdirect.com/WORX-WA3512/p3073.html?source=amazon&utm_source=amazon&utm_medium=shop+portals

(79.99 plus shipping, etc.)

So buy two or three!!

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Excellent price compared with Amazon ($143), but many bitter reviews frustrated with faulty batteries and short battery life. Perhaps explains why these are refurbished; they have been returned by unhappy buyers.

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I've had my weed eater for over 4 years... never had a problem. Not to crap on this Woot deal or anything... but.....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250893319978

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@cpheral: I don't get it. I see people using these things and just blow things all over the place and dirt in the air. And THEN they use a broom to scoop up the mess. How is a broom "harder"?

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So, how do you get under tight spaces or in tiny crevices with a broom?

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@deathopie I dunno, it swept me off my feet.

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These folks totally need to get Jennie Breeden as a spokesperson/endorsement...

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great gift for a Motorcycle person. I use one to blow my bike dry when i wash it. You should never use pressurized water on a motorcycle. Just rinse, blow, and polish. Easy breezy/

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have the set battery does chage for 30 for my small home it works great light weight and strong may want a second batttery if its a bigger yard

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@lll0228: No broom necessary. Lay a tarp on the ground. Blow leaves across yard onto tarp. Pick up tarp and dump wherever is right in your municipality. Many do curb pick up if you pile the leaves at the curb.

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The constant high-pitched whine of leaf blowers is a scourge on my neighborhood, almost year round. The last thing I want to do is contribute even more to the noise pollution. No thanks.

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Does this use the same batteries as other Worx tools (corldless drill, circular saw, etc.)?

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I'm wondering about the "hurricane force winds." My mom is looking one of these to blow pine straw out of rubber mulch around her house. Would this be strong enough?

This Troy-Bilt is considerably cheaper and boasts winds up to 150 mph. http://goo.gl/yy0U1 I don't know much about blowers, but this is looking less & less like a good deal.

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With a big yard and lots of trees, have gone through several blowers over the years. This one is very tempting just for use on the driveway, patio, etc. (not powerful enough for leaves on grass) Note that it has a lithium-ion battery. This version has good reviews on Amazon. Means you have full power until the battery drains.

BTW, this would be good choice for blowing pine straw out of mulch - you don't want high velocity for that particular job. Corded leaf blowers are much cheaper, if area is reasonably close to an outlet.

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@klandon61: Thanks for the reply. Sounds like I can grab something cheaper locally.

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@mlkcrtnmdl: I could be wrong, but the link you posted shows a NiCad battery. This uses lithium.

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If you own a home, live in the suburbs and are over 55 it is mandatory you own one of these. You must get up at 6 am Saturday and blow. Blow those leafs from one end of your yard to the other and back again. When your done, do it all over again. Sit down and rest. You see your young neighbor and his family outside eating breakfast, drinking coffee and orange juice? That means it's too peaceful. Your 30 minute recharge time is done and you can blow some more with that high pitched, droning noise maker.
Really, I bought a leaf blower and used it twice. It creates too mush wind that it just messes up what you just cleaned outside and inside the garage. And you'll be covered in dust--a very unclean feeling. I don't understand the benefit of having to move the same debris over and over again to a tarp or curb.

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Can't even get rid of this crap at a garage sale. Buyer beware. Add a quarterly expense for new batteries because 'worx' they do not....

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I bought a WORX cordless weedeater this summer at Home Depot. I am tempted to buy one of these just for the spare battery. I have a corded blower, but a cordless one might be nice.

I read many reviews and comments about battery life. The charger that came with my weedeater is basically a wall wart and does not seem to have sophisticated circuitry to avoid overcharging. I think the people who find their battery not holding a charge are leaving it on the charger too long. I only leave my battery on the charger for about 4 hours to avoid overcharging problems. The charger included with this blower looks more sophisticated.

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These are also for blowing leaves into piles instead of raking your lawn multiple times. It also is great for blowing off a driveway after mowing - grass sticks to brooms.

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@glorph: These battery powered leaf blowers don't make a lot of noise like the gas powered ones. I have both and I don't think the neighbors could even hear my battery powered blower.

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For the people who don't get why a relatively low-power, battery-operated cordless blower is a great thing, here are a few use cases:

1) Leaves, small branches, and dirt accumulate on my outdoor porch. To clean it off, I just turn on the blower, walk around the porch, and sweep it back and forth a few times. No need to reach under the table, grill, etc. with a broom or sweep the same spot repeatedly to get all the dirt.

2) After I mow the lawn, there's moist cut grass on the driveway. I walk up one side of the driveway with the blower going, then down the other side - done. No need to alternate between sweeping and banging the broom on the ground to get off wet blades of grass.

3) The garage, which is filled with things like bikes, tools, etc., accumulates leaves and dust. I open the garage door and blast the blower - out all the dust and leaves go. I don't have to pull out everything to sweep.

So - is it absolutely necessary? No. Will it save you tons of time? Hells yeah.

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Worx makes real good yard tools and this is a Lithium Ion version of the battery, so there is no power lose as the battery dies. Full power from start to finish and Lithium Ion goes a nice long time. Good buy, plus, you can pick up the other tools as you find them, all the batteries work with all the tools.

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I recently had a problem with the lithium battery that came with the worx weed eater. It did loose its spunk to where it would only run for 30 seconds. I called and was told by the guy that he would be happy to send me a new battery. Simple as that. Call took 3 minutes.

It sounds like some of the batteries are a little faulty but it looks like they do not have a problem replacing them when you call.

Best.Yard.Tool.Ever.

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comments on Amazon.com say 2 hour charge for 7-10 min of use. don't plan on using this for a big area. i was interested b/c i live in a townhouse with a 25 ft driveway, but not anymore.

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Hahahaha! I honestly don't need a leaf blower, but reading this made me kinda want one!

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The ultimate bachelor house cleaning tool.

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@sublime-1: Works great for a car or truck too. This is the only way to quick dry a vehicle after washing it. It really helps dry out hood scoops and other places that seem to just hold on to water.

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It's all about how hard it blows for how long... I'd sure LOVE to avoid either a long extension cord or the stinky noisy gas motor option. But the mention of 7-10 minutes run time on Amazon puts it WAY under the "useful run-time" category for me. Still, price seems good by comparison to other venues if a blower that only goes for 7-10 minutes fits your needs.

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I have a dog that sheds a LOT. This will be great to blow out my car. It will be better than lugging out the gas powered one that I am not strong enough to start.

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@robinbobcat: Definitely one if the shortest, but altogether funniest comments I've read in a while. Awwwriiight.

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@jannonlarue: I think that's a job more suited for a vacuum. Otherwise, you'll be blowing from one crevice to another what you would more efficiently be sucking.

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Is the battery brand new? Also, is it (the battery) under warranty with Worx?

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Consider the run time folks. Looked at this a while back but ended up buying another brand. I have a cordless greenworks blower and weedeater that work very well. The weedeater better than the blower. The blower, like all battery powered blowers, has less than half (my estimate) the blowing force of a corded or gas powered item. It certainly won't work for blowing big piles of leave, but on my fairly modest sidewalk and driveway and back patio it does the trick for clippings/edging dust. I had a corded worx weed eater that was serviceable that I gave away. Damn cord.
The greenworks has a massive lithium battery. I run the blower and weedeater for about 45 minutes edging and it has a 1/3 or 1/4 charge left.

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Might serve well as a blower for a DIY personal hovercraft. If you can get where you're going in 7-10 minutes.

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With a little modification, this is a great way to TP houses and small children. Add a bit of wire to the end to hold the roll above the airflow, and you now have POWERED PRANKING. Imagine a constant line of toilet paper carried on your very own jet stream.

You're welcome.

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The story just sold this for me. Lol. How much for a blower? Hahaha.

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I bought the Worx weed wacker from an infomercial several years ago. In a phrase....totally useless CRAP! Run from this brand as fast as you can. If this was free, I wouldn't pay the shipping to get it. No more infomercials for me either!

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Nearly every review I have found online says the battery lasts at MOST 10 mins. Pretty horrible.