Nice power for blowing leaves around, and it's a bit quieter than the gas-powered one I used to use. Just pop the battery in and you're ready to go. Using the blower sucks up a lot of power quickly, though, lasting about 10 to 15 minutes per battery per use. Since I have two batteries, that's usually enough to get what I want done. I really like this system with the 82-volt batteries. The Snapper mower I have does my entire medium-size lawn using just one battery.
This blower has good power for a cordless. I like that I don't have to haul a cord around my yard. It requires a monster of a battery and a quick charger that work well together. The battery charges in 30 minutes and than I get about 15 minutes of continuous run time out of that. That's enough time for me to do my entire front and back yard but thought I would get more time out of it. The blower is balanced with the battery in and easy to use. Gave it a four cause of price. Not bad if you have other tools that require the battery and charger.
“Gale Force” Blower!
This battery-powered blower is great for any around-the-yard clean-ups! The strong 550 CFM blowing force works very well. See my “before” and “after pictures on my driveway.
The blower nozzle easily and securely attaches using a two-tab system (see picture).
The top of the handle has an easy-to-use on/off switch for the power (see picture)
There is a very useful locking mechanism for the trigger grip (see picture) so that your fingers do not get tired. (see picture)
The blower balances well in your hand (see picture)
I highly recommend this battery-powered blower! It is a great design and it is well-made.
I used to own a 20v Black and Decker blower. While it worked good enough on a smooth surface (such as a driveway or sidewalk) it do not have nearly enough power to move leaves off my rock landscaping or lawn. And because I already had the 82v battery/charger for my Snapper mower, I took the leap and bought this blower. It proved to be so much better then my old 20v blower, in every way. If you have a need to use a blower on just a smooth surface, a blower this powerful is not needed. But for everything else, this Snapper blower has no competition, unless you go to a gas blower. And once you did that, you would have the maintenance issues of a gas blower. No such issues with this blower.
Response from Snapper Product ExpertNovember 18, 2020
I'm sorry to hear this has occurred with your batteries. As these batteries carry a two year warranty that cover manufacturing defects and workmanship associated with that, please contact our customer support center at 800-317-7833 so that we can look into this issue for you.