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Junkman2008 06-14-2013 05:40 AM

The Air Force Master Blaster vs. the Electric Leaf Blower
 
In this video, I talk about the pros and cons of both the Air Force Master Blaster by Metro, and a standard electric leaf blower. I give the insight that I have from using both devices for a few years. You may find my conclusion surprising so kick your feet up and hear my take.

One thing that people like to suggest is the use of compressed air. Compressor tanks have a nasty little habit of collecting dirt and water in the bottom of them. If your compressor lines are not properly filtered and the tank and filters are not checked and maintained often, you risk the chance at sandblasting your paint with debris. NOT a smart scenario. Compressed air can also do damage to emblems and decals if you get too close to the car. Thus, I never recommend the use of compressed air to dry a car with. I know first hand how much of a hassle it is to maintain pneumatic lines as that was one of my responsibilities at the Motorola depot that I worked for years ago. No compressed air!

Another thing you must take into consideration if you plan to buy a Master Blaster is the amperage that the unit draws. You must have a 20-amp outlet to use the device at full tilt or it will shut down the line that you plug it into. It draws a hefty 19-amps on full tilt so understand that before you plug it up and turn it on.

If you decide to purchase the Master Blaster, this link on Metro's website shows all of the authorized resellers of Metro's products. Take a look at them as you may find one close to you, which will keep you from incurring shipping charges if you can pick it up locally. Otherwise, check out this link for the electric leaf blower that I would recommend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq7TSEfNWds

trm2 06-14-2013 07:47 AM

So you're saying that you are a baller? :lol:

Junkman2008 06-14-2013 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by trm2 (Post 6668913)
So you're saying that you are a baller? :lol:

It was a good month. :D

Rob21sf 06-14-2013 08:27 AM

Great review! You actually helped me make a decision on this, thank brother!

BTW, they do sell 2 speed electric leaf blowers for about the same price for those wanting the "yeah" and "Hell Yeah" factor!

Junkman2008 06-14-2013 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob21sf (Post 6668989)
... BTW, they do sell 2 speed electric leaf blowers for about the same price for those wanting the "yeah" and "Hell Yeah" factor!

True, but not for $30!

Rob21sf 06-14-2013 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Junkman2008 (Post 6669016)
True, but not for $30!

But didn't you say you we're a Baller? What's $5 more! :cool:

Glen e 06-14-2013 08:48 AM

this is a great unit I keep in my trunk, have done 3-4 cars, all in a row and batt holds up fine:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-N...ds=leaf+blower

Junkman2008 06-14-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Glen e (Post 6669043)
this is a great unit I keep in my trunk, have done 3-4 cars, all in a row and batt holds up fine:

I have yet to see any cordless leaf blower that was worth a crap. From everyone I have talked to who owns one to every one that I have used, the battery always ends up dying or the amount of air that it puts out diminishes rather quickly. I wouldn't waste my time or money on one. Plus, that one cost twice what a powerful electric one costs.

Glen e 06-14-2013 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Junkman2008 (Post 6669421)
I have yet to see any cordless leaf blower that was worth a crap. From everyone I have talked to who owns one to every one that I have used, the battery always ends up dying or the amount of air that it puts out diminishes rather quickly. I wouldn't waste my time or money on one. Plus, that one cost twice what a powerful electric one costs.

going on two years, used every day, batt fine.... and I'm not near an outlet...

but again...in the minority here...C5 has spoken - DON'T BUY THIS UNIT!!!!LOL

Junkman2008 06-14-2013 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Glen e (Post 6669548)
...C5 has spoken - DON'T BUY THIS UNIT!!!!LOL

... if you can't easily afford it. No one is saying NOT to buy it, I'm saying only buy it if the price doesn't faze you. There's a difference and that unit is worth every penny.

Glen e 06-14-2013 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Junkman2008 (Post 6669630)
... No one is saying NOT to buy it, .

but then you said...

"I wouldn't waste my time or money on one"

ummmm....seems like that's what you're saying....but hey, does not bother me at all....I like the cordless and will continue to use it...

Junkman2008 06-14-2013 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Glen e (Post 6669648)
but then you said...

"I wouldn't waste my time or money on one"

ummmm....seems like that's what you're saying....but hey, does not bother me at all....I like the cordless and will continue to use it...

I misunderstood your post. I thought you were talking about the Master Blaster. My opinion of the cordless leaf blower still stands. I definitely wouldn't buy one of those.

Glen e 06-14-2013 12:01 PM

yup..we get that...enjoy!

MMC 06-14-2013 12:11 PM

Regardless if you use a Master Blaster or a leaf blower always make sure the outlet you use is protected by a class "A" GFCI.

http://www.ul.com/global/documents/c.../january09.pdf

AmericanMuscleCars 06-14-2013 01:59 PM

Junkman, always keepin' it real!

charlietuna 06-14-2013 02:29 PM

how about a demo...... I love a good pep talk and love the honesty as money should be somewhat of a determining factor but lets see the big baller mofo next to the hobo sears special.

Junkman2008 06-15-2013 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by charlietuna (Post 6670411)
how about a demo...... I love a good pep talk and love the honesty as money should be somewhat of a determining factor but lets see the big baller mofo next to the hobo sears special.

That's the problem. The performance between the two units is pretty much identical, with the Master Blaster having the edge because the air is heated. Is that advantage worth $300? You got my answer in the video. Besides, the only way that I could show you any performance advantage is to use something like an anemometer, and the only thing that will tell you is how fast either unit is moving the air. It doesn't tell you the volume of air being moved. That's why I didn't bother doing any kind of demonstration because frankly, it would have been worthless. Here's a video that I did last year when I was trying to figure out how I was going to compare the two units. In the end, the devil is in the details and that's why I dropped all the info that I did instead of trying to show anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhOjfB7Sl2Y


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