The reason why people love electric leaf blowers is simple. They are much quieter than gas blowers, they’re cheaper and very easy to use. An electric leaf blower requires basically no maintenance and you don’t have to worry about mixing gas and oil every time you use it. You also don’t have any of the unpleasant fumes that are emitted by a gas leaf blower.
Electric Blowers for Your Workshop, Garden or Garage in 2018
If your yard is of the size that you can work easily with an extension cord then an electric leaf blower is the best option for you. There are so many models out there and making a decision on which is the best one for your needs can be a mammoth task. Instead of wasting your time going through hundreds of specs, all you need do is read this article. All the work has been done for you. We’ve compiled a list of the best electric leaf blowers and taken a good look at what each model has to offer.
Keep reading and you’ll be sure to find an electric leaf blower that suits your budget and your gardening needs. Though, a leaf blower is not just a great way to easily clean up leaves and debris around the yard. They’re also great for blowing away dust and debris from the garage or clean up as you do woodwork and other DIY tasks. The high-powered blast of air that you get from a leaf blower is also perfect for cleaning out air filters and it’s also fantastic for drying the car after washing or dry off the porch after a rain shower.
With all these amazing tasks that you can perform with a good leaf blower, it’s time to look at what’s available to you this year in 2018.
1. Greenworks 24012 7 Amp Single Speed Electric 160 MPH Blower
Greenworks is a company that takes pride in providing gardening tools that have a low environmental impact and this leaf blower forms part of that philosophy. The 7A motor is low on energy yet provides a good amount of power, able blast at 160MPH.
It’s incredibly easy to use with a single switch to get the machine going. Its lightweight ergonomic design means that you can work for any length of time without tiring. The Greenworks 24012 weighs only 5.5 LBS and has a very compact design, measuring 9.84″ X 7.26″ X 17.32″. This machine makes child’s play of gardening work and is an absolute pleasure to use. They’ve incorporated a cable safety clip that holds cable tightly to the body of the blower and protects it when pulling on the cord.
So if you’re in the market for a very affordable leaf blower that meets the highest quality standards, this model will certainly impress you. As a testament to their assurance of quality in design and manufacturing, Greenworks offers a 4-year warranty on this machine. That will definitely give a lot of confidence in your purchase.
2. WORX TURBINE 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower
The Worx Turbine WG520 is quite a powerful machine for its size. It has an excellently designed Hyper-stream nozzle that gives you very good air volume. So, while the Worx model may not provide the best air speed (60 MPH at low power and 110 MPH at high power) it does provide 600 CFM air volume. This makes it very good for moving heavier debris like wet leaves or even light snow.
Weighing 6.4 LBS, it is light enough for anyone to use comfortably and the handle design is also designed for perfect of ease of use. Controlling the power is made simple with a single switch at the top of the handle that can be easily moved with one finger to increase or decrease the power as you work. It has a long blower nozzle so it is not as compact as the Greenworx blower that we’ve just looked at, measuring 9.6″ X 11″ X 40″.
The Worx Turbine WG520 is very well priced for a machine of this size and offers excellent value for money. With a 3-year warranty, you should have no doubt that you’re buying an item that is made to last and work hard.
3. Sun Joe SBJ601E 10 Amp 215 Max MPH All-Purpose 2-Speed Electric Blower
The Sun Joe SBJ601 probably has the best air speed in its class, an incredible 215 MPH when the 10A motor is set at full power. This means that you can blast away leaves and other light debris with incomparable speed. All this power in a machine that is very light and easy to use. It weighs a mere 4.4 LBS with a very compact design with dimensions of 10.63″ X 7.48″ X 31.5″.
The flat tip of the nozzle design gives you a very concentrated blast of high-speed air, so it’s great for getting into small areas and dislodging stubborn dirt. This design is good for high-speed work but will limit it slightly in terms of moving large volumes. It is probably best suited for cleaning patios, the garage, and driveway. If you’re looking for something that’s going to move large piles of leaves from the lawn, perhaps one of the other models will be more appropriate.
It also has a safety clip for the electric cord, so it won’t pull out or get damaged when you tug on the cord as you work.
Sun Joe is renowned for providing highly affordable good quality machines and it comes with a 2-year warranty.
4. Toro 51585 Power Sweep Electric Leaf Blower
Apart from being a very beautiful piece of machinery, the Toro 51585 Power sweep has some pretty impressive features. With two power settings, you can work easily in restricted areas and boost your power when you want to take advantage of its full capacity of 160 MPH and 155 CFM. This makes it very a versatile blower for all conditions.
It’s very compact design is great for working in small areas, it measures only 8.5″ X 28″ X 11.5″ and weighs 4.7 LBS. It’s very energy efficient for the power it produces and only uses a 7A motor. The handle design is great, making it comfortable to hold with a power switch that’s within easy reach of your thumb. The Toro Power Sweep is a pleasure to use.
This leaf blower offers an excellent combination of power and economy and if looks are important to you, it must be one of the best looking garden tools that you’ll find. This machine is well worth its price and comes with a full 2-year warranty.
5. BLACK+DECKER BV5600 High-Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher
Black and Decker have a longstanding reputation for producing high-quality equipment at a very reasonable price. The Black and Decker BV5600 combination leaf blower, vacuum and mulcher is certainly no exception.
There are many reasons why this model can be seen as an excellent investment. Firstly, it has multiple uses, the Black and Decker can function as a regular leaf blower with outstanding power, being able to blast at an incredible 250 MPH on the highest of its two speed settings. It also functions as a vacuum with a large bag for collecting debris. Added to this, is a mulching feature that will compact garden debris up to 16 times less than its original volume. These functions make it perfect for composting, with virtually no effort from you.
Another amazing aspect to this leaf blower is that it’s one of the quietest that you’ll find, with noise levels of 68dB, that’s about the same noise level of a normal conversation. It has a two handle design so you can hold it in the normal position and give extra support with a handle at the top, this will make it easier to control as the debris bag fills up. It’s a little heavier than many others (14.3 LBS), I suppose this is inevitable as it has the extra mulching feature and a collection bag. Though, this is still not very heavy. The dimensions are 9.88″ X 20.75″ X 15.63″.
While the Black and Decker may not be the cheapest option, it is very affordable and considering all the extra features that you get, it’s probably one the best value for money leaf blowers that you’ll find. I’ll say that this is my personal favorite because it makes composting so easy. This advantage will make it very attractive for those who are prepared to pay an extra few dollars for this convenience. Quality is a given with this brand and it comes with a 2-uear warranty.
6. Homdox 500W Handheld Blower Dust Leaf Blower Vacuum
If you’re looking for a small leaf blower and Vacuum combination at a very affordable price, you’ll love the little Homodox 500W leaf blower/vacuum. It’s small, lightweight and very compact as well as being one of the cheapest that you’ll find.
The small size (and price tag) come with some compromise, though. Using a 500W motor means that it won’t be nearly as powerful as the others. They don’t give specs for air speed or volume and this is probably because they are not worth mentioning. You won’t be using this little leaf blower for large amounts of debris, so these figures aren’t too important.
Its size and vacuum ability make it ideal for cleaning indoors or outdoors. It’s more suited to cleaning the porch and small gardens as well cleaning up around the garage or home. At such a low price it will be worth buying, even for many people who will be buying a larger machine for bigger garden tasks but also want a handy little dual purpose leaf blower/vacuum for quick cleaning jobs.
The Homodox 500W blower/vacuum it weighs only 2.2LBS with dimensions of 9″ X 8″ X 8″, so anyone even with limited upper body strength wouldn’t find it difficult to use. The bag is quite small which makes it easy to handle but you won’t be sucking up large volumes without emptying the bag quite often. I can see this as being a very handy little tool in any home because of its size and versatility.