Gas blowers provide tremendous power and are ideal for heavy-duty tasks, such as blowing leaves from landscaping and gutters. With no power cord to get in the way, you're free to roam wherever duty calls. Two-stroke engine models require a mix of gas and oil to operate, while four-stroke models require no mixing. Gas blowers maximize air speed and volume, with high ratings both in terms of miles per hour (mph) and cubic feet per minute (cfm), or air volume, making them suitable for all jobs.
Gas blowers are generally heavier to operate, but backpack blowers that strap onto your back can help distribute weight across your shoulders to reduce stress on your arms. These models may require a larger up-front investment, but can be worth the extra cost if clearing large areas. There are also wheeled models, but they are generally designed for commercial use.