Today we review the Greenworks G-Max 40v leaf blower, a tool that will shorten your time spent collecting fallen leaves while increasing the effectiveness of this crucial part of winterizing your yard.
Raking leaves is a terribly time-consuming activity that seems to eat up the hours we could spend doing other lovely autumn activities. Not to mention this activity is arduous and labour-intensive, leading to exhaustion and muscle aches. If you are a person with mobility issues or lack the strength to endure a raking of the yard, a leaf blower may step in and introduce its helpful self to your winterizing routine. Autumn brings with it the constant struggle to keep the lawn free of debris as the trees prepare for winter. There are many reasons to keep your yard free of leaves: as the leaves accumulate, moisture collects beneath them and does not have a chance to dry. This, in turn, rots the leaves making a stinking mess as well as turning your yard to muck. In addition, failure to remove leaves in the autumn will cause much headache in the spring when you remember how much you enjoy being outside and using your yard.
Leaf blowers are also very handy for getting leaves out of unlikely places like the garden or other landscaping. Let’s look at some of the specifics of this model:
It features a high performance G-Max 40 volt lithium-ion battery, a powerhouse that delivers fade-free power with no memory loss after charging. There are variable speeds, delivering wind speed up to 150 mph. This strength is perfect for cleaning leaves and other debris off the lawn, hard surfaces areas, and patios. The sweeper tip offers additional speed control for better sweeping and gathering capabilities.
This is a low-maintenance electric tool that stores away quietly without gas and oil mess. Altogether these features make up a lightweight, robust design that is highly efficient but easy on the user. This tool only weighs 3.3 pounds, so it is very easy to hold and maneuver. Efficiently designed, it has a two-piece blower tube that adds extra control while sweeping up debris. The variable speed dial is located just under the thumb for a quick and convenient change of speed for different areas of the yard. For example, there may be light debris like sawdust lying around, and this tool will enable you to clear away the sawdust without blowing away any nails or bolts that are buried within the sawdust. Once the dust is cleared, you can pick up the pieces you need. This makes it great for cleaning up after all kinds of projects.
Its size makes it perfect for small to medium-sized projects around the yard (depending on yard size, of course). This leaf-blower measures 37” by 7” by 10”. It is perfect for gathering leaves and debris, possessing the power necessary to effectively clean your yard. Best of all it is low-noise, so it won’t cause any damage to your eardrums or irritate the neighbours when you decide to use it at 8:00 A.M. Its easy design and lightweight help you focus on the job at hand, on perfecting your yard, without having to think about the tool you are using. That’s the sign of a good tool! It helps you get the job done efficiently, but you are able to focus on the work being done. This is a very low-maintenance leaf-blower. All it requires is a recharging of the battery when needed.
The battery is included with the purchase of the leaf blower, and comes with its very own charger. The rechargeable nature of the battery makes this leaf-blower a more eco-friendly choice for leaf removal, as compared to those fuelled by gas or electricity. No more gas fumes or dangerous flammable materials, plus you don’t have to worry about spilling gas or running out of it! You get up to 35 minutes of run time on this battery, making it easy to get the whole job done in just one charge. It takes up to sixty minutes to fully charge the battery. Should you require more than 35 minutes’ run time, this tool is also compatible with GreenWorks’s G-Max 4 AH battery that provides additional run time.
The leaf blower is such that it can be used for things other than removing leaves: for example, you can clean out the interior of your vehicle, or use the leaf-blower to dry your vehicle after washing it in the driveway. It can also power through dry grass clippings. It is most ideal for walkways and concrete, and works great on porches, patios and the garage, too. Keep in mind that it may not be strong enough for damp clippings or heavy, clumped materials. It is most ideal for dust and light debris. (You shouldn’t try to blow around wet leaves or gutter junk anyway: scoop that stuff out with a trowel and place into bag).
The Greenworks G-Max 40v leaf blower sells for around $130 and comes with a four-year warranty, and the battery itself comes with a two-year warranty.