Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share
20 November 2018
Finally, a leaf blower that works: Stihl
I love autumnal weather. The temp is perfect, the scent is crisp and the colors are brilliant. But dang it, if I can’t stand anything, it’s managing leaves strewn about my yard. In years previous, I spent every weekend hoarding leaves into a massive pile with my putz of a Husqvarna blower. Then I would rake them onto a big blue tarp and drag them curbside. There, they sit for weeks suffocating the lawn, until it was time for pick-up. Yea, I was bitter. Especially since I was losing time in my favorite month. That’s why I finally bit the bullet and spent the money to buy a Stihl blower.
Buying a Stihl changed my world and gave me all sorts of time back. And that’s worth any bit of cash. Here I was, arm aching as I held my Husqvarna, moving about three leaves at a time two to three feet. And the thing had decent power (or so I was told). Enter Stihl and my back and front yards were clear in 10 minutes. No need to lug things on a tarp as the machine holds the power of a gale force wind, sending the leaves curbside in no time.
Stihl, yes. Husqvarna never again.
The Stihl brand needs some work. It builds its brand message based on being real and made in the USA, the latter of which is surprisingly not all that emotional when it comes to choice. But the brand itself supports the strength the name itself suggests.
“Stihl builds a brand based on being real and made in the USA, the latter of which is surprisingly not all that emotional when it comes to choice. But the brand itself supports the strength the name itself suggests.”
While I have reservations about its brand, the Stihl blower removes my frustration. Everything about it feels better, from how it rests on your back, to its multiple attachments, to its various models to fit specific needs. Most of all, it houses a whole lot of power. And that’s all I want when dealing with those pesky leaves.
Now it takes me about an hour to blow the leaves rather than four. Yes, I was bitter. Now I’m happy.
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