Hoverboards to Pitching Machines: 6 Clever Leaf Blower Hacks

Hoverboards to Pitching Machines: 6 Clever Leaf Blower Hacks

The almighty leaf blower, a tool that is the staple of any landscaper worth his or her weight. These handy power tools that are often the bane of those trying to sleep in, will not only will push leaves across your yard but have some excellent alternative uses as well.

Here we take a look at some familiar and not so familiar things you can do with an extra leaf blower (or two) you may have sitting around.

Ping Pong Ball Shooter

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Your table tennis serve will never be the same. Check out this project to build your own.

Pitching Machine

Eliminate those sore shoulders while pitching to your kids.



You probably would want to go with a gas powered unit, but this could make for some fun sidewalk surfing.

Motorize a Kayak

If those quiet mornings on the lake are just, well, too quiet, adding a leaf blower to your kayak may be the trick.

Twin Supercharge Your Car

If your 1978 Chevy Monza could use a little more oomph, well try adding a leaf blower supercharger. Couldn’t hurt right? Cut to the 8:45 mark and see how a couple of leaf blowers give this old car a few extra horsepower.

The Streamerator 2000

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Need to mummify someone in five seconds flat? Look no further than The Streamerator 2000, which launches streams of toilet paper into the air.

As you can see, whether moving leaves in the yard or adding more horsepower to an old car, the leaf blower is definitely a tool of many uses. What will you do with yours?

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Jason is a software engineer, father of 3 boys and avid builder of wacky things. When he's not conceiving one one crazy idea or another he can be found wrenching on a vintage motorcycle.

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