Reviews of the Top-Rated & Best-Selling Cordless Electric Leaf Blowers
Are you searching for a powerful lawn care tool that won’t require spending money at the gas pump?
For a budget-minded (and eco-minded) homeowner, a cordless blower is a perfect tool for removing leaves and debris.
But which model is right for you? We made that dilemma easy to decide with reviews of top-rated, and best-selling products below.
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There have been several preceding cordless leaf blowers that we thought couldn’t get any more powerful. Until most recently, the EGO LB5300 56V blew (pun intended) out the competition with its maximum 530cfm air volume capacity.
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As they are, stuck leaves in tile crevices can be dealt with by a high airspeed blower. However, it’s the volume that matters more. And it’s amazing that the EGO LB5300 can push a whole lot of air (up to 530 cfm), beating even other leaf blowers that are gas-powered. It seems it is built with a heavy-duty motor, enabling it to cover more ground in less time.
When it comes to noise levels, you can say that the EGO LB5300 machine is pretty quiet for its kind. At its highest airspeed, the generated sound of 91 decibels is relatively tolerable.
While it has an ergonomic design, it helps only on low-speed settings. Anything higher and your arm is bound to ache nonetheless. With increased speed, you’ll get about 20 minutes of run time, half of that in turbo mode. Anyhow, the 199-dollar price tag offers a lot of value indeed, which may change your mind about cordless leaf blowers in general.
The Makita XBU027 blower is one of the latest brushless leaf blowers from the company that also offers gas-powered types. It is capable of blowing out at 473 cfm from its wider nozzle, and with an air speed of 120mph. Like most blowers, you can extend its run time by going at it using a low setting and still get a good amount of power for you to move leaves efficiently.
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The ergonomics of this Makita blower is beneficial for tall users as its body can be extended, having 3 nozzle positions to choose from. It offers excellent grip such that you can operate it single handedly with much ease.
With its high air and impeller speed capacity, this machine can generate noise of up to 96 decibels, which may be more than one can be comfortable with. In any case, it uses an inline fan and 8 increases the product weight and speed controls from 2 to 6.
Although it is priced at 290 dollars, the fact that it runs on 2 18v lithium batteries means you don’t have to spend for a new battery system, especially if you are already used to the Makita 18-volt platform.
The Greenworks brushless Jet leaf blower is another reason why going cordless is not such a bad idea anymore. It strikes a balance between having a wide tube and a narrow one. With a tapered opening, it doesn’t appear wide yet it’s not thin either.
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This jet blower does not only clear your ground of leaves and dirt, it doubles as a vacuum, too. You simply switch the output tube in order to use this functionality. Back to its primary feature of leaf-blowing, you have 2 speed dials and 5 power settings to rely on.
Operating this machine does not entail squeezing a trigger, making it easier to handle in case of prolonged usage. You can lead the leaves to where you want them, picking up even sticky dirt piles along the way.
When you need a lot of power to move piled on leaves, you would want to take advantage of its turbo option. Doing this with the Greenworks blower will compromise run time yet it will make your job less of a hassle. It is great to know that at only 125 dollars, it won’t break the bank.
Dewalt’s entry into the world of cordless power equipment still caters to its own market consisting mostly of contractors. These types of users will operate this machine simply to rid their space of dirt more than leaves. This delimits the use of this brushless wonder, making it more multi-purpose and versatile.
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As they say, the devil is in the details. One thing you’ll notice from the get go is its battery installation, which is below its motor housing. This is a clever idea as it balances the unit and prevents hitting the battery itself in case of accidentally dropping it.
The streamlined blower and open tube helps reduce air friction thereby increasing its air volume output. As such, it can handle dust sweeping surprisingly well, saving precious time doing it manually with a broom.
Of course, the Dewalt Max blower is not a perfect tool. There’s the issue with short run-time and efficiency in cleaning up your space, which are typical as with other leaf blowers. The 90mph air velocity may not be too impressive but it compensates with its relatively high air volume at 400cfm. The price is reasonable at 199 dollars.
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While this compact blower is not for heavy-duty cleaning, it is good enough to dust off your dirty rugs, and sweeps quite efficiently. It is a sweeper more than a blower given its lower air volume capacity. As such, it all depends on your purpose or application. It works great with moving dry leaves from flat surfaces.
Another thing you will appreciate in the Black+Decker 20V Max Lithium Sweeper is the lightweight design and durability. This makes it easy to maneuver around by getting into the tightest nooks and crevices without a hitch. The power switch is also strategically located where your thumb can easily access it.
You would prefer this to have a quicker charging time, because 3 hours would seem an eternity. The tube assembly locks can also be a challenge to unfasten. But at only 60 dollars (less in other stores), who ‘s complaining?