I am thinking of getting a leaf blower. I REALLY hate them mostly because of the noise they make. I want to get a cheap one and perhaps an electric one. I have an electric chain saw and like it. My yard is small (50 ft. x 150 ft.) and I have an long outdoor cord I use with the chain saw. Anyway, does anyone know of a cheap electric one that is not so loud? Are the electric ones less loud than the gas ones? There is one at sears that is 39.99 that I am eyeing. I can't really spend a lot on this but I spent about three hours raking today and I've barely put a dent in it. I have lots of ivy and lots of places the leaves seem to congregate that the rake makes hard work.