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4 Best Budget Leaf Blowers for Fall

Although a rake may be the cheapest tool for the job, the time-consuming and back-straining work drives some homeowners toward a more powerful alternative.
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Many people look forward to the changing colors this time of year, but not many look forward to disposing of all the leaves. Although a rake may be the cheapest tool for the job, the time-consuming and back-straining work drives some homeowners toward a more powerful alternative. Before you buy a leaf blower, note that your neighborhood association, municipality, or state may have specific rules about leaf blower use. Some localities have outlawed the machines completely on the grounds that they emit too much noise and/or pollution. This often applies only to gas-powered leaf blowers, but even electric blowers have been banned in some places.

Experts recommend shopping for a leaf blower at the end of the season if you're determined to get the best deal. If you can't wait that long, look to the slide show below for four top picks from Cheapism.com. Cheapism.com reviewers. They include a mix of electric-powered units under $100 and gas leaf blowers under $150.

4 Best Budget Leaf Blowers for Fall

For a complete cheap leaf blowers buying guide, visit Cheapism.com.

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