Celebrated Japanese manufacturers Echo have long set the industry-standard when it comes to the design and production of leaf blowers, so one of their machines should be high on your list of considerations if you’re looking to consign your old garden rake to the shed and take a low-effort approach to leaf and litter clearance!The Echo PB-2520 Handheld Petrol Leaf-Blower is fitted with a powerful but lightweight, fuel-efficient and clean-burning 25.4cc two-stroke engine, which drives a fan developing a rapid 170.5mph air-flow; enough to shift even damp leaves and grass-clippings. A roomy 0.54-litre fuel-tank – translucent for at-a-glance level-checking – works with the economical engine to facilitate lengthy single-fill runtimes.This high-specification machine has been equipped with a cruise-control function, which makes it possible choose the appropriate air-speed and lock the setting in place – great when taking on large-scale clear-up jobs. Its lightweight build (3.9kg), ideally-balanced design and anti-gyro measures contribute further to comfort and ease of use. Other attractive features on the Echo PB-2520 Handheld Petrol Leaf-Blower include handy no-tools air-filter access; and a two-layer debris-guard, which extends engine-life by preventing filter-clogging and component-damaging debris ingress. A fatigue-limiting shoulder harness is available separately.