Efco SA2026 Ergo Blower

It's Efco's latest generation blower. It has got more power than before, better performance than before and lower vibrations than ever.

The SA2026 is fitted with Vibcut — a vibration damping system comprising four rubber mounts that separate the engine from the body of the machine and the handles.
“The vibrations seem low but what I like is the throttle stop, which allows you to adjust the airflow directly from the handle. It makes it easy to match the work and to control the noise levels depending on your surroundings,” says the tester. Shhh — we must be quiet when we’re outside the college library.
We also appreciate the thought that has gone into this unit’s safety features.  For starters, there is an air-intake guard to cut the risk of clothing being caught in the machine. And inside the guard there is a microswitch to automatically kill the engine in the event of the cover being opened accidentally or when the vacuum tube has not been fitted correctly.
Converting the blower into a vacuum is a simple, tool-free job. The suction fan on this model is fitted with a stainless-steel mulching blade to shred the collected material and reduce the volume sent to the bag. It’s not alone in that aspect, but this one does seem to work particularly well.

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