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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.


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My shop vac can function as a blower. I'll have to try it. Of course, I'll need to get a cord that's not all chewed up or my experiment will be a very short one!

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I think the Master Blaster is overkill. I use the Air Force Blaster designed primarily for motorcycles. It has more than enough oooomphhh to get the car done!

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My shop vac can function as a blower. I'll have to try it. Of course, I'll need to get a cord that's not all chewed up or my experiment will be a very short one!
You would be better off using a leaf blower.

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I think the Master Blaster is overkill. I use the Air Force Blaster designed primarily for motorcycles. It has more than enough oooomphhh to get the car done!
That machine is HALF what the Master Blaster is. The leaf blower is more powerful for a fraction of the cost. I am of the mindset to go big or go home. With the Master Blaster having two speeds, you can bump it up to get water out of cracks and crevices. I know how much air it takes to get the water out of my mirrors and tail lights so that smaller machine would slow my drying time down big time.

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That machine is HALF what the Master Blaster is. The leaf blower is more powerful for a fraction of the cost. I am of the mindset to go big or go home. With the Master Blaster having two speeds, you can bump it up to get water out of cracks and crevices. I know how much air it takes to get the water out of my mirrors and tail lights so that smaller machine would slow my drying time down big time.
With the concentrator nozzle on it I have no problems. The car is completely dried and done in 10mins....

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