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.
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.
Top Rated Electric Powered Leaf Blowers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cordless electric tools are the way to go. Over the last few years, battery technology has improved a great deal. This means that the cordless tools that are available today are more powerful and give you longer working times than they did in the past.
Electrically powered leaf blowers are preferred by most homeowners. They are quieter than gas machines, require less maintenance and don’t emit fumes, nor do you need to mix gas and oil. Electric leaf blowers are also lighter and easier to use. The only problem with leaf blowers that use an electric cord is that the cord limits your working range. You have to work within a reasonable distance from a power socket and the cord can easily become tangled as you move around the garden. This is why so many people are choosing battery-powered leaf blowers over any other option.
Top Rated Cordless Leaf Vacuums
In this article, we’re going to look at the best cordless leaf blowers that you can find. All of them offer outstanding value for money, so whether you want a really powerful machine that will make light work of cleaning up even the largest yard or something smaller and lighter, you’ll find it here. Our aim is to help you make an informed decision before going out and spending your money.
Many people have difficulty choosing battery tools because the specs can be a little confusing, especially when it comes to battery power. There are always two battery specs that you should look at, that is the Amp Hour (AH) rating and the voltage. Your working time will be determined by a ratio of the two specifications. A machine that uses higher volts will require fewer amps to run. So if you compare a 20V blower to a 40V one, they could well deliver the same power but the 20V machine will require twice as many amps to deliver the same watt output. If both these machines use the same AH battery (eg 2AH) and deliver the same power output then you will get twice the amount of working time from the 40V machine. Often you’ll find that the machine with the higher voltage has a lower AH rating. So if the 20V machine has a 4AH battery and the 40V model has a 2AH battery, your working time will work out the same.
We look at the power of a leaf blower in terms air volume measured in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) and airspeed, usually measured in Miles per Hour (MPH). The CFM determines the amount of debris the blower can move. A leaf blower with a high CFM rating will be able to move heavier objects like stones, wet debris or snow. A higher CFM rating also means that it will move a larger volume of light material than one with a lower CFM. The MPH determines how fast the blower will move debris. So if you’re looking for a machine that will clean light material like dried leaves very fast, you’ll want one with a higher MPH rating and not necessarily a high CFM rating. If you’re going to want to clean heavier material like snow or wet debris, a higher CFM rating will be preferable.
Now that you have a better idea of what you’re looking for, let’s take a look at the top-rated leaf blowers on the market in 2018.
The GreenWorks range of garden tools are very popular and their Pro 80V batteries are used in wide variety of tools. This means that you can get all the battery tools that you’ll need for working in the garden and they can all use the same battery. This is a great advantage, especially if you want to get extra batteries to extend your working time. Having all your tools using the same battery will make it much more affordable compared to buying separate batteries for each item.
The 2AH 80V battery used in the GreenWorks Pro GBL80300 gives you outstanding power with a very good battery time. So you can expect up to 70 minutes when used at low power and around 30 minutes if you’re blasting at higher power settings. With a power capability of 500 CFM at 125 MPH, you’ll get a lot done in short space of time.
The Greenworks Pro leaf blower is a very easy and comfortable machine to operate. It has a trigger switch to control the power that is perfectly positioned within the soft-grip handle. With a weight of 8.9 LBS, you can work effortlessly for good length of time without experiencing any discomfort.
The GreenWorks Pro is an excellent choice for people with any size yard and the 80V battery is compatible with many other GreenWorks tools, even high-powered items like a lawn mower or chainsaw. The kit comes with on 80V 2AH battery and charger. There larger batteries available in the 80V Pro series if you want to extend your working time on a single charge.
The Oregon 40V Max leaf blower offers very impressive battery power and excellent quality. Using the standard 40V 4AH battery will give you a working time similar to that of the GreenWorks blower that we’ve just looked at but with a bit more power. This leaf blower delivers 507 CFM at 132 MPH thanks to their advanced fan technology. You also have the option of upgrading to a 6AH battery that will further extend your working time.
It’s designed for maximum user comfort with two power triggers, one that presses from the top and one in the usual pull position and it has a trigger lock switch which means you don’t have to hold the trigger switch when you’re using it continuously for longer periods. It weighs 8.9 LBS so it’s just as light as the GreenWorks blower. It’s a very compact machine, measuring 11.5″ X 5.5″ X 31.25″.
Oregon is known for producing quality tools and offers a 3-year warranty on the machine as well as a 2-year warranty on the battery. This is a powerful and compact leaf blower that rates very well among the top brands.
This little blower from DeWalt is ideal for cleaning up around the home, garage, patio and smaller yards. It is not as powerful as many of the others (400 CFM at 90 MPH) but makes up for this in other respects. It’s designed to be compact and lightweight and is the perfect solution for people want to use it both indoors and outdoors. Weighing only 9.7 LBS and measuring 23.44″ X 7.81″ X 15.25″, it’s one of the smallest and lightest leaf blowers you’ll find. It’s exceptionally quiet too (61dB), which further improves its indoor use advantage.
The 20V 5AH battery gives a very good working time and the 20V DeWalt battery tool range includes around 160 different tools all using the same battery. What’s even more impressive about this 20V range is that they are compatible with the new DeWalt FlexVolt battery which offers up to five times more working time than the conventional 20V batteries.
I like the robust design that is a DeWalt trademark and the battery housing makes a useful stand for when you place the tool on the ground. It has a variable speed trigger control that can lock into position when you don’t want to hold the trigger continuously.
The DeWalt name has a longstanding reputation for durability and performance, which makes this an easy choice for those who trust the brand. It’s ideal for people who want a quality blower for cleaning the patio, indoor areas, and smaller garden cleaning tasks.
The Snapper XD 82V cordless leaf blower offers just about the best power you’ll find at a price that compares well to less powerful models. At 550 CFM and 130 MPH, it can hold its own alongside much larger gas leaf blowers and the 2AH 82V Briggs and Stratton battery offers a very reasonable working time for a machine this powerful – up to 40 minutes. Like the others, you have an option of getting a larger battery to extend your working time.
One of the features on the Snapper, that is not found on many leaf blowers, is the steel tip on the blower tube. This allows you to scrape hard stubborn debris that can’t be removed by air power alone and generally protects the tube from damage. Controlling the power is fantastic with an infinite control trigger switch.
The Snapper kit includes the 82V 2AH battery and charger. This battery can also be used in a number of other Snapper garden tools. The warranty is also one of the most impressive at 5 years for the machine and 2 years for the battery. This powerful leaf blower is great for larger yards and will make heavy cleaning jobs as easy as it gets.
Makita has been making battery powered tools since the late 1970’s, so they have a lot experience when it comes to batteries. This is most evident in their chargers which offer rapid charging (probably the best charge times of any battery charger) and electronic charge monitoring. This, together with a fan-cooled charger, means that Makita batteries tend to outlast most others. In my experience, Makita batteries can last up to a year longer than others. They also have an extensive range of tools that use the 18V LXT battery. So when it comes to a one size fits all battery, the Makita LXT range is one of the best.
This leaf blower is similar to the DeWalt model that we looked at, in that it’s a lightweight compact blower designed for smaller tasks. It has a capacity of 155 CFM at 208 MPH. Its size and weight make it the ideal tool to use around the home and in the garden. The little Makita weighs only 8 LBS with batteries with a total length of 36 1/4″. The soft grip handle and easy trigger control make it a very comfortable and easy tool to use.
The cordless leaf blower comes with a battery and rapid charger. Makita is also one of the top brands when it comes to battery tools and their battery charging technology is, arguably, the best there is. If you’re in the market for a small multi-purpose blower, this one is one of the best alongside the DeWalt that we looked earlier.