Knowing how to start a leaf blower quickly and easily as well as how to use a leaf blower will save you both time and energy. With the right technique, you will not only be more efficient but will avoid muscle fatigue in your arms.
Get the most out of the top-selling electric leaf blower and rid your garden of dead leaves. Whether you are using a cordless leaf blower, corded leaf blower, or a gas leaf blower for maximum power, these are the instructions you need.
How to Start a Leaf Blower – Electric Cordless
How to start cordless blowers or corded leaf blowers, is essentially the same.
Step 1 is checking the power source. With a cordless blower, you make sure the batteries are placed correctly and with a corded blower, you ensure both the extension cord and power cord are good.
Then, just find the starter switch. Press or flick the start switch and your gas blower is good to go.
How to Start a Gas Leaf Blower
There is a slight difference in how to start a leaf blower with a two-cycle engine and a four-cycle engine. A two-cycle gas engine uses a gas and oil mixture while a four-cycle engine only needs gasoline.
How to Start a Leaf Blower – Two-Cycle Gas-Powered
- Mix 1 part 2-cycle oil with 50 parts gas fuel (or 2.5 oz of engine oil per 1 gallon of gas fuel) in a small container. (Note here that there is pre-mixed fuel available on the market nowadays)
- When completely combined, pour the oil-fuel mixture into the leaf blower’s gas tank.
With a 4-stroke engine leaf blower simply pour the gasoline directly into the fuel tank.
Follow the next instructions after adding the fuel into the gas leaf blowers.
- Read the manufacturer manual to understand all the feature functions of the leaf blower.
- Put the choke on.
- Prime the gas leaf blower by slowly pushing the primer bulb five times or six times.
- Turn the choke into the run position – in-between the open and close marks.
- Get into the start position.
- Pull the cord as many times as it takes to start the engine. Usually 1-5 times.
- Once the engine starts, let it run for 10-30 seconds.
- Open the choke again.
- Your gas-powered leaf blower is now ready to use.
If the engine stalls operation after you put the choke open for the second time, your machine needs extra time to warm up. In that case, repeat steps 6-9 with an extra 10 seconds at step 7.
Different types of gas-powered leaf blowers may start differently. This does not only depend on whether it is a 2-stroke engine or 4-stroke engine but also on the specific series models.
The most important thing to remember with gas-powered leaf blowers is how to place the choke lever and giving the machine enough time to work properly. Also, be precise in how much oil you mix in with the gas fuel in 2-stroke leaf blowers.
Follow these instructions step-by-step and you will know how to start a leaf blower. Fallen leaves are no longer a problem once you master this yard equipment. Start the blower!