The 5 Best Leaf Blowers

This device is supposed to move any kind of gardening debris, like leaves or cut grass by using a stream of air. This is important if you want to keep your yard free of plant rubbish, so it looks tidy. The motor inside can be electric or gasoline, and the electric ones can be corded or battery-powered. Both have their benefits, however today the electric variety is more popular for being ecologically cleaner, more quiet and maneuverable. The petrol-powered machines are usually bought for large-scale cleaning and landscaping of large lawns.

All models on the market are different, and they have their good and bad sides. However some are doubtlessly better than others, and are more than worth their money. So, in this list we have assembled the 5 best leaf blowers, to help buyers make an educated choice when buying one.

Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Electric
#1
DEWALT DCBL720P1
9.9
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Hitachi RB24EAP
9.5
/
10
High-volume gas-powered device
#3
KIMO 20V Lithium 2-in-1 Sweeper
9.3
/
10
Small, ultra-light model
#4
WORX WG520 Turbine 600 Corded
9
/
10
Powerful corded model
#5
Poulan Pro PR48BT
8.7
/
10
Fastest wind speed
DEWALT DCBL720P1
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.9
/
10

This model is equipped with a powerful brushless motor, which allows the model to use its battery for a longer time. The fan design also improves the efficiency by making air move much faster. The machine performs at 400 CPM and 90 MPH. The weight and ergonomic handle makes it much easier to move around and maneuver. Also, with a weight of only 9.7 pounds with the battery it makes very little stress on your arms.

The powerful battery gives 20 volts at 5 Ah, and this battery is shipped with the machine, along with a charger. The very quiet operation of the motor allows you to work without muffs. The speed of the motor is controllable – the harder you push, the stronger the pressure.

Pros:

  • The battery allows more than 30 minutes of continuous work
  • Pretty powerful – tears off cobwebs easily and blows away pine needles
  • The shape of the blade allows the air to go in a wider space, causing more debris to be blown away

Cons:

  • The motor is pretty strong, but it is not strong enough to clean up a big yard on one charge.

Hitachi RB24EAP
#2
High-volume gas-powered device
Editor’s Rating:
9.5
/
10

This one has a speed of 425 CFM and air speed of up to 170 mph. This allows you to clear large volumes of garbage in record short times. The device is therefore intended for large yards with many trees, and you can finish rather quickly. The tank holds 16.91 ounces of fuel.

This model works on gasoline, so it is very powerful. For a gas powered unit it is pretty quiet, and at the user’s ear the volume is 94 dB. Still, it is a good idea to use muffs with this one. All the controls are located in easy-to-reach places and contribute to the overall convenience of this device.

Pros:

  • Very powerful, is able to quickly clean up a big yard or lawn
  • For a gasoline motor it is not too loud
  • Lightweight – weighs only 10 pounds with the fuel and oil

Cons:

  • The plastic nozzle, through which the air exits, is poorly designed and falls off during work

KIMO 20V Lithium 2-in-1 Sweeper
#3
Small, ultra-light model
Editor’s Rating:
9.3
/
10

This is a maneuverable cordless model, which weighs only two pounds. This is ultra-light, and most blowers weigh at least twice as much. This lets you use it for a long time without getting tired. The 2 in one design allows you to reach places, which it would be otherwise hard to reach with a usual model. This model is good not only for yard cleaning, but it also does a good job at cleaning the inside of a car or a garage.

The all copper motor can run at top speed for over 20 minutes. You can reverse the workflow of this model, by installing the air tube at the inlet and putting a trash bag at the other side. This makes it a great vacuum cleaner, which will work great for cleaning up in a house.

The batteries charge up to full capacity in a single hour. The power indicator shows the amount of energy left, so you will always know when a battery needs to be replaced.

Pros:

  • Small, light design makes it very easy to hold and carry around for a long time
  • Comes with both a battery and a charger
  • The company is well known for quick response and great customer service

Cons:

  • Small and rather weak – great for a small yard, but not able to deal with large areas

WORX WG520 Turbine 600 Corded
#4
Powerful corded model
Editor’s Rating:
9
/
10

This model is innovative for using a jet-styled engine inside a leaf blower. It is extremely powerful, and it can move 600 CFM of air, which is a huge volume. Somehow it also stays pretty quiet, even though it has a huge motor. The engine has a switch for two speeds – one is better for slow work on smooth roads, and the second, fast speed is great for ripping garbage from the surface of a lawn. The power is enough to blow water off of a car’s surface.

The air nozzle is very wide, so you can move a huge volume of thrash in one sweep. Even though the device is extremely powerful, it weighs only 6.4 pounds, so you can actually hold it with one hand without getting too tired. The soft and well-shaped handle is very nice to hold.

The cord will be gripped by a retainer, which holds it against slipping out when you are working.

Pros:

  • Will blow away even wet or heavy foliage from thick grass – very powerful
  • Not too heavy for such great power.
  • Very sturdily made of quality materials and still remains affordable

Cons:

  • It is actually too heavy for one hand use if you are a woman or have a weak back

Poulan Pro PR48BT
#5
Fastest wind speed
Editor’s Rating:
8.7
/
10

This model works on a 2-stroke engine, which has a volume of 48 cubic centimeters. The motor is very powerful and it yields a terrific wind speed – 200 miles per hour, which is by far the highest in this list. The device manages to stay pretty light, even though the engine is so strong. It weighs 22 pounds, so it is still manageable. The motor has cruise control and is encased in a heavy frame. Even though the frame makes it heavier, it is almost indestructibly tough.

The air volume is 475 CFM, which is a good volume for this speed. The blower is shipped with a number of different harnesses, which make it much easier to carry around. The harnesses feature adjustable straps, so anyone can feel comfortable with this.

The throttle allows you to have variable speeds for blowing.

Pros:

  • Starts very easily, thanks to the high quality engine
  • Very powerful – can quickly clear an acre or more of yard or lawn
  • Compared to most gas-powered blowers it is pretty light, and the harnesses make everything easier

Cons:

  • The gas canister is in a very difficult place, and it is hard to reach