Saturday, September 30, 2023

Blower – part I – How it works, types, uses and new trends

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One of the best options to remove dirt and keep green, open and other areas clear, are the blowers. These tools implement their blowing or suction power to clean a wide variety of surfaces in a practical, effective and fast way.

How does a blower work?

A blowerRegardless of its model, it uses centrifugal force to move trash, leaves or debris, and group them in one place for easy collection.

Internally the blower It has a fan with many blades, which takes the air from outside and rotates it by pushing it through the blower tube, which has a small opening. Due to the centrifugal force, pressure builds and the air exiting through the tube exits at a high velocity rate, which in some cases reaches 250 mph.

Types of blowers

The blowers They can be broadly classified into two types, gasoline or electric.

Gasoline blowers: this type of blower is much more powerful, as a counterpart it generates more noise and gives off the smell of gasoline. Models that have a two-cycle engine need a combination of oil and gasoline as fuel.

This type of blowers They can be obtained in various models. Among the laptops we have those that can be carried by hand, and those that can be carried as a backpack or backpack. There is another much larger model, which must be pushed by the user, like a lawn mower.

Gasoline Blower

Electric blowers: These blowers are less powerful than those of gasoline, although they are much lighter, they generate less noise and they do not give off odor. Two models are presented, those that work connected to the power outlet and those that work with battery.

How to use a blower?

Using this handy and powerful tool is straightforward, whether you’re using the smaller or larger model. Next, we will indicate the steps to follow so that you can carry out your work in the shortest possible time and with the greatest possible efficiency.

  • The first step is to place the power switch “Start / Stop” in the option of “Start”. In most of the blowers fuel, the switch has the options of “Run and Start / Stop”.
  • Next (this only applies to gasoline blowers), the small plastic bubble near the fuel tank should be located. The button must be pressed 2 or 3 times, to create the suction that releases gasoline into the bubble, which will be used when the blower start.
  • Subsequently, you must start or start the engine of the blower, for which you only have to quickly pull the starter rope. This should be done until the engine runs continuously.
  • The next step is to place the switch on the blower, in option “Run”. In this way the instrument will start to work constantly and will begin to expel air.
  • To continue, you must keep the blower close to your body and point the axis of the tool at a small angle with the ground, it is important that you walk slowly, moving the blower gently back and forth.
  • After the job is finished, be sure to set the switch on the blower in option “Stop”. Store the tool in a dry place.

Remember to always read the manual of the tool, before starting to use it.

Tips for using the blower

  • It is advisable that you define the place of garbage collection, before starting to use it. A good practice is to place a tarp or mesh on the site, to make it easier for you to collect the debris.
  • Work is much more effective if you work in one direction only.
  • It is recommended to use protection for the eyes, ears and hands during use.
  • It is recommended to use the blower During a dry day, wet trash or debris clings to surfaces making the job more difficult.
  • Keep in mind that the blower generates noise, which in some cases can disturb the surroundings. Use it at times that generate less hassle.
Blower with collection bag

Blower with collection bag

New trends in the field of blowers

Due to the high demand of the blowers, new aspects have been considered in the most recent designs, to further facilitate the work of the users of these tools.

The blowers have an ergonomic handle that allows a better grip and manipulation of the instrument. The handle is covered with a special material that prevents the tool from losing its grip, and also fits naturally in the hand.

The models that are not backpack or backpack type have a strap that allows to secure the blower to the user’s body, providing greater comfort during the execution of the work.

On the other hand, the new models have been designed with a minimum weight, which considerably improves their transport and carrying while in use.

Another of the functions incorporated into the blower is the vacuum, which in combination with the shredding function provides a great advantage when removing dirt. As a complement to these functions, the blowers have a waste or waste collection bag, which in some cases has a capacity of 45 liters.

To facilitate the storage of the tool, some models have a special handle, which allows it to be hung easily.

In an upcoming article, we’ll detail how to choose the right blower based on the job at hand.

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