Yeah I know. I'm already invested in the Ryobi 40 V system for lawn tools. I have the 20" lawn mower, straight shave trimmer with attachment capability, pole saw attachment for trimmer power head, and a 14" chainsaw, along with three batteries. All work very well. I had been considering the blower attachment for the trimmer head just to do minor things like clean off sidewalks after mowing/trimming or get some leaves out of the rocks around my house, but hadn't decided yet.The rechargeable ones have come a long way if you dont have extensive needs for it in the rest of the yard.
If I want something for the pool, I should probably spend the money to get the standalone blower instead of the trimmer blower attachment, as it would be a lot more powerful. Actually...yeah, I totally should just get the standalone blower. Without a battery the standalone blower is $99, and the trimmer blower attachment is $75, and I have to swap it out with the trimmer head every time I need it.
Ouch. But yeah, I do really like my electric lawn tools. I think the Kobalt 40 V stuff is fairly equivilent to the Ryobi 40 V stuff.I have an older 40 volt Kolbalt blower and weed wacker (same battery). But I like them a lot. The new ones look different. Use them because of a rotator cuff tear. That's what happens when your blower & trimmer won't start and you get mad and just pull away.