If the thought of raking your yard brings groans—and memories of aching shoulders—you’re in luck. New models of cordless leaf blowers can turn this dreaded chore into the most fun you’ve ever had on yard day. These powerful machines blow with the literal speed of a hurricane, clearing leaves and debris from yards, driveways, decks, and patios in no time at all. Compared to raking, bagging, and seeding, just about anyone would raise their hand and sign up for leaf blowing, so make the right choice. There’s a lot of instant gratification in blowing leaves. When you’re ready for perhaps the most fun job in the yard, here are three things to think about when choosing a cordless leaf blower.