are the "Back pack" leaf blowers really worth the extra expensive price?

if not,,,,why do all the commercial lawn care people have these? have yet to really see one using a standard hand held leaf blower...but why? (do they really save time? how and in which kinds of situations? are they really worth the money?) also they are very heavy? Anyone know how expensive they are roughly? how depends if it is a Shindaiwa or Stihl brand etc?

Asked By: ? - 8/24/2012
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Answered By: abertram87 - 8/24/2012
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Backpack blowers are great for professionals or home owners with lots of hard scape that needs blowing. A hand held blower is fine for most home owners. My husband is really bad about blowing the driveway and sidewalk. I can not start the gas blower so I had him get me an electric blower.I really hate having to mess... More
Answered By: Elizabeth - 8/24/2012
Professionals use backpack blowers because they use them for hours everyday - hand held ones can cause carpel tunnel damage to the hands that have to hold them that long and often.
Answered By: G Wiz - 8/24/2012
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