How to Use a Leaf Blower - Correctly and Safely


How to use a leaf blower: What’s the fastest way to collect all the leaves scattered around your garden? Well, it would be to use one of these.

This is a leaf blower, and you can hire them from Speedy, the UK’s number one hire company.

A couple of good things to remember when hiring from Speedy, all our hire equipment is checked, tested, cleaned and serviced before every hire and will come ready to go. You’ll also notice a folder attached to your product, these are safety and operating instructions, please make sure you read these before you begin your job.

Before you use this leaf blower it’s really important that you wear the correct PPE, eye protection, safety boot and gloves are essential and we’d also recommend that hearing protection is worn when using this petrol-powered equipment. Any PPE you do require can be purchased from Speedy.


Speedy Top Tip! Please Watch our How To Use a Leaf Blower Video below:




This leaf blower is the perfect, lightweight bit of kit for gathering up leaves or grass trimmings, especially if you have a large area to cover. When it arrives from Speedy it will look like this, essentially a small engine attached to a tube.

Using the leaf blower could not be easier. This leaf blower runs off normal unleaded petrol and filling it up can be done by removing the cap here and filling up the tank. After use, the engine of the blower can get really hot, so if you need to refuel, you should always allow the engine to cool down as refuelling when the engine is hot can be really dangerous.

Starting the blower is really easy. To begin with you will need to flick the switch on the handle into the on position. Then you can prime the engine by compressing this pump 4 or 5 times. Finally, slide the choke lever up into the on position. Now you should place the Blower on the ground and hold the handle to keep it secure, then with your other hand, pull the chord. Don’t worry if it doesn’t start straight away, as it might just take a couple of pulls. Once the blower has started, slide the choke lever down into the off position.

Now with the engine running, you’re ready to blow some leaves. To operate the blower you simply point it towards the leaves you want to move and squeeze the throttle trigger on the handle. The trigger controls to how powerful the blower is, so if you compress it all the way the blower will be at its most powerful. A neat feature on this blower is this switch on the side of the handle which will lock the trigger into a half throttle, ideal if you’re working in a large area and want to give your hand a rest.

When you have finished with the leaf blower turning it off is really easy. It can be done by flicking the switch at the top of the handle to the stop position.

If you have any issues with any of the products you hire from Speedy, just give your local Service Centre call as we're always available to help and remember to always check the safety and operating guidance before you use any hire product.


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