I found myself sweeping the leaves blocking my walkway, sometimes up to 3 to 5 times a day, just so I would not have to walk through them to get to the house. I noticed, as I swept harder and harder, that I was moving more and more leaves.
I also realized, as I swept, that I was no longer touching the ground with the broom.
The power of the air I was generating by “sweeping” was actually doing a better job “blowing” the leaves.
It was then that I had the idea to add something to my broom to “catch the wind”. Well, it turns out that we can easily harness the same wind power that Mother Nature wields. The concept is as simple as a hand fan used to cool yourself. The funniest part is that we have been ignoring it, to our detriment, for years.
I then added a sheet of corrugated plastic to a broom, and the rest (with a lot of help, work, and luck) will become history.
After several refinements, my “Broom Blower” was discovered to work extremely well not only on hard surfaces, but on grass and dirt, as well. Even carpeting bowed to its’ prowess. Stems and even pine needles, that confound leaf blowers and rakes, now were corralled with greater ease and efficiency. If the air power won’t move something stuck, the blade edge is there to physically move it.
Super lightweight, it combines a cleaning edge that sweeps & scrapes, and it also catches and directs a gust of air with each sweep stroke motion. If anything sticks, you sweep it or scrape it with the edge. Then, the vortices and vacuum created by the movement of the air shield easily blows it away. Since, you can both sweep and blow in the same motion, you enjoy the combined benefit not possible with a broom, rake, or even a leaf blower.
For heavier raking jobs, I added retractible/removable rake tines (*additional rake tines attachment are not yet available for Peace Broom). All a rake ever needed was a little wind to help it work better. Together, the tines disturb any stuck leaves and the air blast follows behind to move more leaves, more quickly, with less bending over, and less effort. When you rake, you reach and pull, using a much heavier tool with a longer handle to bring leaves up to your feet.
With the Peace Broom Blower (Rake Blower) – you are basically using a more balanced sweeping motion that crosses your body without reaching, using a shorter, lighter handle, a shorter reach, and a natural shifting of weight. The lower weight, combined with the greater efficiency that takes fewer and easier sweep strokes is enhanced further, as each sweep stroke moves more debris further than a rake, without the air power.
Besides not disturbing the peace, you will have so much fun “dancing with leaves”, orchestrating their movement like a symphony conductor, controlling the wind like a God while the leaves do your bidding. It’s green, it’s Zen, it’s fun and it’s easy.
You’re not done yet, are you? You still have to pick them all up and put them in the trash can or bags. Now, simply scoot the leaves into a trash can on its’ side, or use the blade edge to scoop them up to drop into bags. That’s right, it’s also a dustpan / leaf shovel.
Is that all there is to it? Not yet. Besides being great for blowing pet hair (caution: the hair will fly… out from behind furniture & from under tables, too though), it also works great as a snow broom to clear 4″-6″ of fresh snow off your driveway & walkways. You will find it faster and easier than a snow shovel for lighter snow, and way less lifting. You can even use it to clear snow off your car and windshield, too.
Please check out our videos, and order your very own Peace Broom. Discover just how powerful, efficient, and fun this “wonder tool” really is. Easily 3-5 times more powerful than a broom, @20-30% more efficient raking leaves in grass, clear grass clippings, leaves, seeds, stems, and debris – even snow, and use it on any surface, from pavers to grass, even carpet. Even more, it’s a large dustpan/leaf shovel. No cords, no gas, no noise, no hassles. No other manual tool can boast as many practical uses. Feel the power and connection of commanding the wind. I hope you love it as much as I do.