Click to subscribe to the RSS feed Click to be taken to the twitter page. Click to be taken to the Facebook page Click to subscribe to the podcast Click to be taken to the YouTube channel

An Unanswered Letter to Black & Decker

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

November 14, 2011

Stanley Black & Decker
1000 Stanley Drive
New Britain, CT 06053

Dear Black & Decker,

Today I used a leaf blower for the first time in my life. Surprisingly it was quite fun. I blew all the leaves into two big piles and two little piles. Then I took the Black & Decker leaf blower apart and turned it into a leaf vacuuming machine! The metal impeller chewed those leaves right up. We got like nine bags of pulped leaves! (The Leaf Hog 4500 leaf blower is actually my girlfriend’s but she let me use it.)

About the only thing I didn’t like was the constantly needing to empty the leaf bag. That seemed harder than it needed to be. The zipper on the bag should go all the way around so you can open it even further to empty. Or better yet, come up with bigger disposable bags that you just fill up and throw away! Also, make the shoulder strap more comfortable.

When I was a lazy kid I used to sleep a lot and I hated people with leaf blowers. It’s satisfying to get to be that annoying person with the Black & Decker Leaf Hog 4500! Seriously though, you could make them quieter.

All in all I had fun with this thing, but it still seemed too much like work (even if this thing will shoot pine cones a dozen feet or more!). Next year I’ll probably just hire an illegal to do the leaves, but I’ll let him use the Leaf Hog 4500.


Christopher L. Jorgensen


Have a comment? Put a stamp on an envelope and drop it in the mail to:

Christopher L. Jorgensen
PO Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Be sure to mention what letter your comment applies to. Adding some cash with your correspondence is a good thing. You can email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you must.

Latest Replies:

Other points of interest:


The logo of the Randazza Legal Group. Click to visit their site.