Best Selling Leaf Blowers

 
Portable Leaf Blower

Portable Leaf Blower

Leaf Blowers Make Removing Debris Easier

Home owners mow lawns every year. In some instances, there may be times they have to remove the excess grass cuttings and in the fall, leaves or debris falling from trees unto the yard which requires raking or the use of a leaf blower. The best selling leaf blowers will provide you with some of the most popular blowers on the market, and at reasonable prices to help you with this chore to make life easier.

Blowing leaves does require some careful planning and knowing how and when to use the tool to blow debris is very helpful. If you are on the fence about whether to use or not use a leaf blower, read the information below.

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Leaf Blower Comparison Video

Below is a video on the various types of leaf blowers. Take a look!

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Leaf Blower Comparison Chart

To aid you in your selection of leaf blowers, we have provided a comparison chart that compares over 35 leaf blowers at a glance. The comparison chart below will provide information on the following features to help you decide on the best blower for your needs.

  • Manufacture – The company that made the blower
  • Model Number – The model number of the blower
  • Type – Back, Battery, Electric or Gas Powered
  • Price – Cost of the blower at time of review
  • ASIN # – Amazon’s number assigned to the product
  • Tool Weight – Total weight of tool out of the box
  • Engine – In cc’s for gas powered, Volts for battery powered and Amps for electric powered leaf blowers
  • Warranty – Number of years for limited warranty by manufacture
  • Origin – Country of Origin USA, China or Mexico
  • Dimensions – Length, Width and Height of tool
  • CARB Compliant – Yes or no

Note: In the “type” column “Back” represents backpack leaf blower models that are all powered by gasoline.

BEST SELLING LEAF BLOWERS
Manufacture Model # Type Price ASIN # Weight Engine Warranty Origin Dimensions CARB
Husqvarna 350BT Back $319.95 B002FU5SKU 22.5 lbs. 50.2cc 2-Years USA 14.5×17.5×19″ Yes
*Husqvarna 130BT Back $249.99 B00EWFEWUI 18.4 lbs. 29.5cc 2-Years USA 15.8×13.1×18″ No
Husqvarna 150BT Back $297.03 B004FOIPQS 22.5 lbs. 50.2cc 2-Years USA 50x20x15″ No
Husqvarna 560BTS Back $399.95 B0063PKKLA 23.2 lbs. 65.6cc 2-Years USA 21.8×21.2×21″ No
Husqvarna 570BT Back $475.00 B008JL05I4 24.5 lbs. 65.6cc 2-Years USA 21.8×21.2×21.2″ No
Husqvarna 580BTS Back $539.99 B009ROQNBA 25.8 lbs. 75.6cc 2-Years USA 21x21x22″ No
Makita BBX7600N Back $469.00 B00ABB830M 22.6 lbs. 75.6cc 1-Year China 14.8×19.7×21.3″ Yes
Troy-Bilt TB4BP Back $229.99 B005BFMG88 21.8 lbs. 32cc 2-Years USA 21.3×19.4×16.1″ No
Troy-Bilt TB2BP Back $199.00 B000ZJUOUW 17.8 lbs 27cc 2-Years USA 19×19.8×15.8″ No
Black & Decker LSW20 Battery $88.00 B00602J2ZQ 3.7 lbs. 20 Volt 2-Years China 37×10.9×6.3″ No
Black & Decker LSW36 Battery $123.95 B00AXTO41E 4.7 lbs. 40 Volt 3-Years China 14.6×10.6×6.3″ No
Black & Decker NSW18 Battery $68.86 B00602J2IS 4.8 lbs. 18 Volt 2-Years China 37×10.5×6.5″ No
Black & Decker LSWV36 Battery $149.00 B006Z63K1O 6.9 lbs. 40 Volt 2-Years China 37×8.5×20.4″ No
Dewalt DCBL720P1 Battery $199.00 B00TL72F2E 9.7 lbs. 20 Volt 2-Years China 15.2×7.8×23.4″ No
Dewalt DCBL790H1 Battery $369.00 B00TF02TJG 15.7 lbs. 40 Volt 3-Years China 15.5×22.3×10.4″ No
GreenWorks 24252 Battery $114.99 B00AW72V4O 3.3 lbs. 40 Volt 4-Years USA 31x7x10″ No
GreenWorks 24322 Battery $186.99 B00DRBBRVU 5.6 lbs. 40 Volt 4-Years China 32.5×8.5×11″ No
GreenWorks 24352 Battery $91.98 B00LK2MGKE 6.5 lbs. 24 Volt 4-Years China 17.7×6.9×10.3″ No
Oregon BL300-A6 Battery $299.00 B00V6SQOP0 8.9 lbs. 40 Volt 3-Years China 31.2×5.5×11.5″ No
WORX WG545.1 Battery $96.00 B00EOIWKU2 3.5 lbs. 20 Volt 3-Years China 20x7x8″ No
Black & Decker BV5600 Electric $62.80 B00FREQBXE 13.6 lbs. 12 Amp 2-Years China 15.6×20.8×9.9″ No
Black & Decker BV3600 Electric $49.97 B007VSQFIU 8.1 lbs. 12 Amp 2-Years China 38×9.9×20.8″ No
Black & Decker BV6000 Electric $79.97 B00FREQC10 6 lbs. 12 Amp 2-Years China 15.6×20.8×9.9″ No
Black & Decker BV6600 Electric $89.97 B00FREQBVQ 14.8 lbs. 12 Amp 2-Years China 15.6×20.8×9.9″ No
GreenWorks 24012 Electric $29.98 B0030BG1CC 4.5 lbs. 7 Amp 4-Years USA N/A No
*GreenWorks 24072 Electric $42.44 B0030BG1DQ 9.3 lbs. 12 Amp 4-Years USA 50x22x38.5″ No
*LawnMaster BL705 Electric $30.18 B00845V2BO 4 lbs. 8 Amp 2-Years China 36.2×6.5×9.6″ No
Toro 51609 Electric $89.99 B007POATV4 10 lbs. 12 Amp 2-Years Mexico 41x9x14″ No
Toro 51619 Electric $74.97 B00SBPFREU 8.4 lbs. 12 Amp 2-Years Mexico 9x41x14″ No
Toro 51621 Electric $99.00 B00TNCJU3E 8.9 lbs. 12 Amp 2-Years Mexico 45x9x14″ No
WORX WG505 Electric $75.65 B00LQZP2D8 11 lbs. 12 Amp 3-Years China 20x15x9″ No
Hitachi RB24EAP Gas $129.00 B003VYC31Q 8.6 lbs. 23.9c 7-Years USA 13x9x8″ Yes
Husqvarna 952711925 Gas $145.00 B002P2ZVQ4 9.4 lbs. 28cc 2-Years USA 38x16x8″ Yes
Husqvarna 125BVx Gas $199.00 B00280MUZ8 9.6 lbs. 28cc 2-Years USA 38.5x9x14″ Yes
Makita BHX2500CA Gas $179.00 B001ASHLSU 9.8 lbs. 24.5cc 2-Years N/A 14x11x16″ Yes
Poulan Pro 967281501 Gas $109.99 B00GAS7MTS 9.4 lbs. 25cc 2-Years USA 36x11x13″ No
Tanaka TRB24EAP Gas $139.99 B003VYC320 8.6 lbs. 23.9cc 7-Years China 11×17.3×15″ Yes
Troy-Bilt TB2BV Gas $154.99 B006JAYUU6 12 lbs. 27cc 2-Years USA 18×15.8×17.8″ No
Weed Eater FB25 Gas $79.98 B003306XI2 8.1 lbs. 25cc 2-Years N/A 14.3×8.4×11.2″ No

*Discontinued by manufacture.

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Models of Blowers

Gas Powered Leaf Blower

Gas Powered Leaf Blower

The models of leaf blowers come in four basic types:

  • Battery
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Backpack

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Battery Powered Leaf Blowers

The leaf blowers that are battery powered will provide you with instant start without the pulling of a cord or having an electric cord in your way while blowing debris.

The tool will provide power up to the limit of the time the battery will provide. The blowing times will vary from each manufacture between 10 to 45 minutes, depending upon the battery being used in the tool. You may consider buying a backup battery to extend the work time so that you can complete the job all in one day.

Another negative about battery models is that the battery requires charging after every use. In some cases, recharging the battery will take up to four hours or more, again depending upon the battery.

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Electric Powered Leaf Blowers

Electric Powered Leaf Blower

Electric Powered Leaf Blower

The electric leaf blowers will vary from the amount of amps the motor will produce. The speeds can be varied depending upon the blowing situation. The tool will start immediately and requires no gasoline or battery to power it.

The biggest drawback to electric leaf blowers is that it must be connected to a power source with the use of an extension cord. Be sure to purchase the extension cord based on the recommendation in the owner’s manual. You cannot use an extension cord that is greater than 100 feet or you will begin to experience a loss of power for each foot longer than 100 feet.

Be sure that the extension cord being used will allow you to reach the furthest point from the electrical source of the area that needs to be blown. If not, you might want to consider using a gas-powered or battery powered leaf blower.

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Gas Powered Leaf Blowers

Gas powered leaf blowers are the most popular models being used today. They can provide sufficient power for you to complete the job all in one day, without having to refill the gas tank on most models.

The biggest deficiencies of gas powered leaf blowers are:

  • Need of Gasoline
  • Oil
  • Maintenance
  • Proper removal of old gas
  • Storage of extra gasoline
  • More expensive than battery or electrical powered models

It’s always best with gas models to add a gasoline stabilizer to the fuel which will extend the freshness of the gas. Add the stabilizer to the fuel when you get a fresh batch of gas. By adding a fuel stabilizer you extend the life of the gas for up to one year. The same is true for gasoline being stored for later use. If the storage time of gasoline is longer than thirty (30) days, it is considered old and needs to be replaced with fresh fuel if a fuel stabilizer is not added.

If you know that your gasoline will be sitting around for a period longer than thirty days, it’s recommended a stabilizer to be added into mixture. Otherwise, you will have to dispose of the old gas based on your local ordinances. Keeping the old fuel longer than thirty days will cause engine problems or difficulty in starting them.

Note: Most of these gas models require octane of 87 and ethanol of no more than 15% and some models 10%. It’s best if you can get gas that contains no ethanol.

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Backpack Blower

Back Pack Leaf Blower 2

Back Pack Leaf Blower

A backpack blower actually fits to your back like a backpack you used when going to school. These models generally have more power to blow debris. It makes the leave blowing job much easier especially for large areas. This type of leaf blower is totally powered by gasoline and is the most expensive of all the models.

If you should have a small to medium size areas to blow, the battery, electric or gas powered hand-held models should do fine for these types of jobs.

There you have it, now, a decision must be made by you to decide on which type of leaf blower to use and which is best for your yard.

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Leaf Blower Safety Tips

Safety should always be your number one concern and priority when using any power tool and this is true for the leaf blower. Below are some safety tips to consider when using a leaf blower.

  • Wear safety goggles for eye protection.
  • Wear ear protection.
  • Wear long pants to cover your legs and long-sleeved shirt to protect your arms.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands from dirt, cuts, and burns.
  • Never point the blowing end of a leaf blower toward people or pets.
  • Clear all obstructions from the yard so you don’t trip on anything while blowing the leaves.
  • Be sure all pets and children are out of the yard before blowing.
  • Check your local ordinances to determine the times of use.
  • Blow the leaves to the side of the curb for the local town truck to pick them up or in a bag for garbage pickup, or in an area designated for them, or add an attachment that crunches them down to a size ratio to 12 to 1.

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When To Use The Leaf Blower

Blowing Leaves

Blowing Leaves

It is best to use it when the debris is dry and not wet and windy. So pick a day when it’s driest and calm as possible. You may have to check with your local municipality to determine the hours of operation for your tool. You can also use the leaf blower for the following situations:

  • You can blow light snow off the driveway and sidewalks.
  • Remove cobwebs from the garage rafters.
  • Remove the lint buildup in a dryer vent exhaust.
  • Scatter some puddles of water that linger on the sidewalk or driveway.
  • Remove debris like fallen leaves, grass clippings, and thin twigs.

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When Not To Blow

There are times or conditions that you should know about before using your leaf blower. Below are some reasons for not using the leaf blower:

  • For small jobs (use a rake).
  • Do not use on gravel driveways.
  • Do not use on bare dirt or any dusty surface.
  • Do not blow after applying fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides.

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How To Use Your Leaf Blower

You can use your leaf blower on a still day or a windy day if the wind is blowing in the direction you want to blow the leaves or debris to go. Generally, it is best to wait for a calm day and then go to work. Only blow the leaves or debris in one direction otherwise, you might find yourself be re-blowing in areas you already worked through.

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Standard Maintenance

Below are some tips on performing some standard maintenance on your leaf blower. Always refer to your owner’s manual for the maintenance that is required to keep the warranty in force.

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Gas Powered Blowers Maintenance

  • Always use fresh gas. Gas stays fresh for 30 days unless you added a fuel stabilizer into the gas.
  • Check the air filter before use and be sure it’s clean.
  • Check the sparkplug. Replace it if warn or every two years.
  • Check the fuel filter that it’s clean. Replace it if it’s dirty or clean it following manufacturer’s instructions in the owner’s manual.
  • When storing your gas blower away, remove all gas from the fuel tank and pour it into the reserve tank. Start the machine and let it run until it dies. Store it away for the season.
  • Always follow your owner’s manual for proper storage requirements.

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Electric Blowers Maintenance

If you should own an electric blower, be sure to do the following before storage.

  • Check for air filter to ensure it’s clean.
  • Check the extension cord for any cracks or nicks and if found, replace it.
  • If your machine requires oil, follow the owners’ manual for proper maintenance.
  • Store your machine away following the instructions in the owner’s manual.

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Battery Powered Blowers Maintenance

  • Check the air filter to ensure that it’s clean.
  • Check the battery to ensure it’s providing the proper voltage. Replace it if not.
  • Follow manufactures instructions in the owner’s manual for proper storage.

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Cleaning Maintenance Video

Below is an excellent video on how to perform maintenance on a hand held gas-powered leaf blower. Video includes instructions for changing the spark plug, fuel filter, cleaning carburetor, and installing a new air filter. Take a look!

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Steps In Changing The Spark Plug

  1. Remove the rubber cap from spark plug
  2. Use a tool to unscrew the old spark plug
  3. Insert new spark plug with the proper gap per manufacturer’s instructions in the owner’s manual
  4. Tighten new spark plug
  5. Re-insert the rubber cap on new spark plug

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Steps In Changing The Fuel Filter

  1. Remove the fuel cap
  2. Use a metal fish hook end to lift the old filter out of the tank
  3. Use a screwdriver to remove the old fuel filter from the rubber hose
  4. Insert the new fuel filter on rubber hose
  5. Drop the unit back into the tank

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Steps To Change Air Filter

  1. Loosen top casing from carburetor using a screwdriver
  2. Remove old air filter
  3. Insert new air filter
  4. Tighten casing on face of carburetor using screwdriver

All of the above steps can be found in your owner’s manual of the tool you purchased. Some of the steps may be different depending upon the type of leaf blower model purchased.

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Best Selling Leaf Blowers (Purchase Links)

To help you shop for the best-selling models, you can click on an image of interest to you and you will be taken directly to the ordering page for that item on Amazon. Once there, you can check out any additional information about the product and read all of the reviews about the product if available.

There are seven (7) backpack models, eleven (11) battery models, eleven (11) electric models, and eight (8) gas powered model leaf blowers, for a total of 37 of the best-selling leaf blowers on Amazon.

Please Note: The prices of the items will vary from time to time due to any discounts that are being offered at the time the order is placed. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Husqvarna 350BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle X-Torq Gas Powered 180 MPH Midsize Back Pack Blower (CARB Compliant)Husqvarna 350BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle X-Torq Gas Powered 180 MPH Midsize Back Pack Blower (CARB Compliant)
Husqvarna 350BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle X-Torq Gas Powered 180 MPH Midsize Back Pack Blower (CARB Compliant)Husqvarna 350BT 50.2cc 2-Cycle X-Torq Gas Powered 180 MPH Midsize Back Pack Blower (CARB Compliant)
Husqvarna 570BT 9666294-02 65.6cc Gas Variable Speed Backpack BlowerHusqvarna 570BT 9666294-02 65.6cc Gas Variable Speed Backpack Blower
Husqvarna 570BT 9666294-02 65.6cc Gas Variable Speed Backpack BlowerHusqvarna 570BT 9666294-02 65.6cc Gas Variable Speed Backpack Blower
Husqvarna 966629602 580BTS 75.6cc 4.3 HP Gas Backpack BlowerHusqvarna 966629602 580BTS 75.6cc 4.3 HP Gas Backpack Blower
Husqvarna 966629602 580BTS 75.6cc 4.3 HP Gas Backpack BlowerHusqvarna 966629602 580BTS 75.6cc 4.3 HP Gas Backpack Blower
Makita BBX7600N 75.6 CC 4-Stroke Backpack BlowerMakita BBX7600N 75.6 CC 4-Stroke Backpack Blower
Makita BBX7600N 75.6 CC 4-Stroke Backpack BlowerMakita BBX7600N 75.6 CC 4-Stroke Backpack Blower
Troy-Bilt TB4BP EC 32cc 4-Cycle NO MIX OIL AND GAS Backpack Blower with JumpStart TechnologyTroy-Bilt TB4BP EC 32cc 4-Cycle NO MIX OIL AND GAS Backpack Blower with JumpStart Technology
Troy-Bilt TB4BP EC 32cc 4-Cycle NO MIX OIL AND GAS Backpack Blower with JumpStart TechnologyTroy-Bilt TB4BP EC 32cc 4-Cycle NO MIX OIL AND GAS Backpack Blower with JumpStart Technology
Troy-Bilt TB2BP EC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower with JumpStart TechnologyTroy-Bilt TB2BP EC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower with JumpStart Technology
Troy-Bilt TB2BP EC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower with JumpStart TechnologyTroy-Bilt TB2BP EC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Backpack Blower with JumpStart Technology
Black and Decker LSW20 20-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper,Includes 20v BatteryBlack and Decker LSW20 20-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper,Includes 20v Battery
Black and Decker LSW20 20-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper,Includes 20v BatteryBlack and Decker LSW20 20-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper,Includes 20v Battery
Black and Decker LSW36 40-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless SweeperBlack and Decker LSW36 40-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper
Black and Decker LSW36 40-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless SweeperBlack and Decker LSW36 40-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper
Black & Decker NSW18 18-Volt NiCad Cordless SweeperBlack & Decker NSW18 18-Volt NiCad Cordless Sweeper
Black & Decker NSW18 18-Volt NiCad Cordless SweeperBlack & Decker NSW18 18-Volt NiCad Cordless Sweeper
DEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless BlowerDEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower
DEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless BlowerDEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower
DEWALT DCBL790H1 40V MAX 6.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless BlowerDEWALT DCBL790H1 40V MAX 6.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower
DEWALT DCBL790H1 40V MAX 6.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless BlowerDEWALT DCBL790H1 40V MAX 6.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower
GreenWorks 24252 G-MAX 40V Li-Ion Cordless Variable Speed Sweeper-40V 2 AH Li-Ion Battery Inc.GreenWorks 24252 G-MAX 40V Li-Ion Cordless Variable Speed Sweeper-40V 2 AH Li-Ion Battery Inc.
GreenWorks 24252 G-MAX 40V Li-Ion Cordless Variable Speed Sweeper-40V 2 AH Li-Ion Battery Inc.GreenWorks 24252 G-MAX 40V Li-Ion Cordless Variable Speed Sweeper-40V 2 AH Li-Ion Battery Inc.
GreenWorks 24322 DigiPro G-MAX 40V Cordless 185MPH Blower/Vac with 4ah battery and chargerGreenWorks 24322 DigiPro G-MAX 40V Cordless 185MPH Blower/Vac with 4ah battery and charger
GreenWorks 24322 DigiPro G-MAX 40V Cordless 185MPH Blower/Vac with 4ah battery and chargerGreenWorks 24322 DigiPro G-MAX 40V Cordless 185MPH Blower/Vac with 4ah battery and charger
GreenWorks 24352 G-24 Li-Ion Cordless Sweeper with 2.0Ah Battery and ChargerGreenWorks 24352 G-24 Li-Ion Cordless Sweeper with 2.0Ah Battery and Charger
GreenWorks 24352 G-24 Li-Ion Cordless Sweeper with 2.0Ah Battery and ChargerGreenWorks 24352 G-24 Li-Ion Cordless Sweeper with 2.0Ah Battery and Charger
OREGON 40 Volt MAX* BL300-A6 Handheld Blower Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery PackOREGON 40 Volt MAX* BL300-A6 Handheld Blower Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery Pack
OREGON 40 Volt MAX* BL300-A6 Handheld Blower Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery PackOREGON 40 Volt MAX* BL300-A6 Handheld Blower Kit with 4.0 Ah Battery Pack
WORX WG545.1 WORXAIR Lithium Multi-Purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner, 20-voltWORX WG545.1 WORXAIR Lithium Multi-Purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner, 20-volt
WORX WG545.1 WORXAIR Lithium Multi-Purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner, 20-voltWORX WG545.1 WORXAIR Lithium Multi-Purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner, 20-volt
Black & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/MulcherBlack & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher
Black & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/MulcherBlack & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher
Black and Decker BV3600 12 Amp Blower VacBlack and Decker BV3600 12 Amp Blower Vac
Black and Decker BV3600 12 Amp Blower VacBlack and Decker BV3600 12 Amp Blower Vac
Black & Decker BV6000 High Performance Blower/Vac/MulcherBlack & Decker BV6000 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher
Black & Decker BV6000 High Performance Blower/Vac/MulcherBlack & Decker BV6000 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher
Black & Decker BV6600 High Performance Electric Blower/Vac/MulcherBlack & Decker BV6600 High Performance Electric Blower/Vac/Mulcher
Black & Decker BV6600 High Performance Electric Blower/Vac/MulcherBlack & Decker BV6600 High Performance Electric Blower/Vac/Mulcher
Greenworks 24012 7 Amp Single Speed Electric 160 MPH BlowerGreenworks 24012 7 Amp Single Speed Electric 160 MPH Blower
Greenworks 24012 7 Amp Single Speed Electric 160 MPH BlowerGreenworks 24012 7 Amp Single Speed Electric 160 MPH Blower
Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal ImpellerToro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller
Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal ImpellerToro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller
Toro 51619 Ultra Electric Blower/Vac, RedToro 51619 Ultra Electric Blower/Vac, Red
Toro 51619 Ultra Electric Blower/Vac, RedToro 51619 Ultra Electric Blower/Vac, Red
Toro 51621 UltraPlus Electric Blower/Vac, RedToro 51621 UltraPlus Electric Blower/Vac, Red
Toro 51621 UltraPlus Electric Blower/Vac, RedToro 51621 UltraPlus Electric Blower/Vac, Red
WORX WG505 Electric TriVac Blower/Mulcher/VacuumWORX WG505 Electric TriVac Blower/Mulcher/Vacuum
WORX WG505 Electric TriVac Blower/Mulcher/VacuumWORX WG505 Electric TriVac Blower/Mulcher/Vacuum
Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)
Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)
Husqvarna 952711925 125B 28cc 2-Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld BlowerHusqvarna 952711925 125B 28cc 2-Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower
Husqvarna 952711925 125B 28cc 2-Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld BlowerHusqvarna 952711925 125B 28cc 2-Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower
Husqvarna 125BVx 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower/Vac With Smart StartHusqvarna 125BVx 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower/Vac With Smart Start
Husqvarna 125BVx 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower/Vac With Smart StartHusqvarna 125BVx 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower/Vac With Smart Start
Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)
Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower (CARB Compliant)
Poulan Pro 967281501 Lawn and Garden Blower VacPoulan Pro 967281501 Lawn and Garden Blower Vac
Poulan Pro 967281501 Lawn and Garden Blower VacPoulan Pro 967281501 Lawn and Garden Blower Vac
Tanaka TRB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)Tanaka TRB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)
Tanaka TRB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)Tanaka TRB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower (CARB Compliant)
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Leaf Blower Review

 

Leaf Blowers Saves Raking Time

If your home and yard is surrounded by trees this is great in the summer because of the shade that they provide. However, in the fall, the same trees and trees from your neighbors can dump lots of leaves all over your yard. With all of these leaves, you will need to do lots of raking to make your yard ready for the spring. This is where a leaf blower can come in handy. The leaf blower review will provide you with information on which type of blower is best for your blowing needs. Having a leaf blower will save you raking time which is great for your back.

Types of Leaf Blowers

Before you go out and purchase any leaf blower, you need to know the basic types that manufacturer’s make today and they are: cordless handheld, electric handheld, gas handheld, gas backpack, and gasoline wheeled models. They will all vary in size, weight, noise and price.

Homeowner Concerns

Depending upon where you live, your municipality may actually prohibit any unreasonable noise, which includes leaf blowers. Before going to the store and buy one, check first with your local village hall and obtain their approval or read any literature they may have concerning noise. Some villages do allow home owners to use blowers if they meet certain number of decibels, usually 70 or less. Most municipalities do impose a time restriction usually between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. Once you know your local law requirements, you are now ready to go about finding the best blower for your specific needs. Most of the blowers in our list do come in at 70 decibels or less.

How to Choose

Choosing a blower will basically be determined on the health of the owner and the amount of leaves that must be blown in one’s yard. The best method is using a handheld gas powered model. However, electric and even some cordless models do great jobs for medium to small areas.

Battery or Cordless Models

These models are less expensive than gas powered models. They do have some restrictions which you should know about. They run only on the single charge of the battery. Battery run times may vary from manufacturer and model. Before selecting this type, determine the run-time and how long the battery takes to re-charge. If you should have significant yard to clear, we recommend you purchase a back-up battery to cover the times when you may need to use the blower longer than one charge. We would not recommend this model if your yard has lots of leaves. Most cordless models are quiet and should meet most noise restrictions that your local village may impose. Some of these models meet the high CARB standards in California and the environment.

Electric Models

The electric leaf blowers are quiet and will meet most noise restrictions your local village. They are also less expensive than gas powered models. However, they do have some restrictions. You can only use them within 100 feet from the nearest outlet. If your yard has areas farther than 100 feet to blow or clear from the nearest outlet, then using this type of model may not be for you. You should consider using gas or battery powered blower. Some of these models meet the high CARB standards in California and help the environment.

Gas Powered Models

Gas powered blowers come in two basic types; handheld and backpack models. Gas powered models are generally more expensive than the electric or cordless models. Backpack gas models are more expensive than gas handheld models. You must decide on which type is best for the area you need to clear.

  • Gas Handheld Models

Handheld blowers do provide the greatest flexibility because they can go most anywhere in your yard without any restrictions. The only exception is running out of fuel.

  • Backpack Gas Models

Backpack gas blowers besides being more expensive than other gas models, they also offer more power for blowing leaves while transferring weight from your arms to your back and shoulders.

Gas Wheeled Models

Gas wheeled models are the most expensive blowers and heavier and they offer the most power of any model type described above. If you have lots of leaves, then our recommendation is a wheeled blower model. Please note these models can be tough to push and control especially if you should have a rough terrain in your yard.

What Else to Consider?

Here are some additional tips to consider when purchasing any of the blower models:

  • Know the law. Some villages prohibit gas blowers. If gas blowers are authorized, know the decibel limits.
  • Decide whether you need to vacuum. Many handheld blowers also pick up yard debris. They have small tubes which limit how much debris you can suck up at one time. If this is important to you, look for models that offer better vacuums and more mulch storage.
  • Factor other features. Flatter nozzles tend to be better for sweeping leaves, while rounded ones are best for loosening them. Adjustable speeds let you power down around fragile garden beds, and a clear gas tank shows the fuel level. Consider which of these features you like to have on your model. Some of these features may cost a little more but may be worth it.
  • Look for labor savers. Look for better balance and grips for added control. A bottom-mounted air intake will tug less at clothing than an intake at the side. A shutoff switch that lets you cut the motor or engine quickly for emergencies.
  • Beware of dirt-cheap models. Don’t be fooled by cordless electric blowers which pack even less power than the corded models. These models tend to either not do a good job or the motor burns out sooner because of over use. Some of these models may come with a shorter warranty period. Buyer beware.

Conclusion

The leaf blower review should have been helpful guide for you in deciding on which type of leaf blower is best for your needs. Since, all of these blowers require maintenance, read my article on leaf blower maintenance.

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Leaf Blower Maintenance

 

Preventive Leaf Blower Maintenance

Congratulations, that you are now a proud owner of a new leaf blower. Did you know that you must perform certain preventive leaf blower maintenance to keep your blower running in top shape and your warranty active? This is where leaf blower maintenance can help. Tips include information for gas-powered, electric and battery or cordless leaf blowers.

This article will cover some safety tips and types of maintenance that owners should perform throughout the lawn care season.

Gas-Powered Leaf Maintenance

If you should own a gas-powered leaf blower, the following maintenance tips should help you.

  • Hoses. Check to see if any of your hoses have any cracks or splitting wear on the hose. Replace any if found. Hoses can come loose so reconnect them. Also, replace any warn or damaged ones.
  • Storage. Important, when storing your gas-powered leaf blower, be sure to store it engine side down if placing it on the floor in your garage or basement. The reason being is so you don’t damage the vacuum tube. If broken, replace it with the correct part in the owner’s manual.
  • Oil and gas. Always place the proper mixture of gas and oil into the fuel tank of the leaf blower. This keeps the engine properly lubricated and will prevent engine problems later. Always use fresh gas at the start of the new season.
  • Debris. If possible, keep debris away from the impeller. As debris can cause the fan to brake and stop airflow from going through the tube.
  • Cracks. Check the unit for any cracks. Use epoxy to seal any small cracks to keep them from spreading.
  • Clean the unit with a damp cloth when cooled. Never clean the blower when the engine is hot. This will help to prevent burns.
  • Check the spark plug once a month. This is to ensure that the electrode gap is free of any debris. Doing this step will help prevent your unit from experiencing any power loss.
  • In the spring, replace the spark plug and clean the air filter.
  • Check for any loose screws, bolts and parts and tighten any if found.
  • Before storage in the winter, remove all gas from the blower and empty any gas remaining in the gas can according to local ordinances. In the spring, use fresh gas for the blower as gas tends to get stale during the winter.
  • Clean the muffler. Inspect vent for any dust, residue or carbon buildup. To clean, use a flat head screwdriver by inserting it gently into the vent to remove any carbon buildup. Use a clean cloth to clean the muffler and focus on the exhaust vent and cylinder exhaust port. Replace muffler ensuring all screws, fittings and bolts are securely fastened.
  • Consult your owner’s manual for any additional maintenance they recommend you perform to keep you from voiding the warranty.

Electric Leaf Blowers

If you are an owner of an electric leaf blower, here are some helpful maintenance tips:

  • Check for loose parts, bolts and screws. Tighten any if found.
  • Check for any cracks on the unit. Cracks can cause your blower from working properly. So, check before using. Repair cracks using epoxy. Use according to directions on the package to seal the crack. If the crack cannot be repaired manually, then order a replacement part.
  • Check out for any warn or damaged parts. Some components can rust over time or lose it sharpness. Replace any warn or damaged parts using the correct part number according to your owner’s manual.
  • Check the extension cord for any wear or cracks. If your extension cord shows signs of wear or cracking, replace with a new one according to the owner’s manual. This will help prevent electric shocks or other electrical injuries.
  • If your unit needs to be lubricated, perform the lubrication according to the owner’s manual.
  • Consult your owner’s manual for any additional maintenance they recommend you perform to keep you from voiding the warranty.

Leaf Blower Safety Tips

Owners of leaf blowers must always consider safety when using this wonderful tool. Besides protecting yourself, you also must consider your neighbors. Here are a few safety tips to help you:

  • Wear hearing protection when blowing to help prevent damage to the ear.
  • Wear goggles to help keep debris from blowing into your eyes.
  • Wear a dust mask to keep you from swallowing any dust when blowing.
  • Wear pants that cover your legs which will keep debris from damaging your skin.
  • Wear sturdy shoes to not expose any part of your feet. This is to protect them from any debris that may damage the exposed skin.
  • Be sure to keep any pets and people far away from the area that you are clearing.
  • To help your neighbors, use the blower during normal daylight hours. Your local village may have an ordinance that requires you to begin no sooner then 8 a.m. and quit by 9 p.m.

Conclusion

By following these maintenance tips you can keep your blower running smoothly for many years. As with any tool, sometimes the tool will fail. Consult your owner’s manual for assistance when this situation arises. It is also a good idea to become familiar with your unit by reading the owner’s manual to help you recognize any signs of possible trouble. You can take corrective action and help prevent a major repair bill later.

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Leaf Blowers

 

Leaf blowers are an essential power tool to have especially if your yard receives lots of leaves every year in the fall. Leaf blowers make the job of removing leaves much easier than using a rake. On this page you will find some great leaf blowers that are highly recommended by Consumer Reports. There will also be a leaf blower store where you can browse for electric and gasoline handheld, gasoline backpack and gasoline wheeled models at your leisure.

All the models on this page come with Consumer Report’s best buy or recommended rating. These ratings will be visible in the description to help you decide on which one is best if you decide to buy one of these models.

You can be sure that a leaf blower can be used in clearing leaves from your yard and debris from sidewalks and driveways.

Check out the article on leaf blower maintenance to help keep your blowers running smoothly. To help you in making a decision on which type of blower is best for you, read the leaf blower review article.

You can also go to the leaf blower store where you will find blowers over sixty leaf blowers to choose from. Select the model that has a great warranty. Warranties will vary from 1 to 5 years depending upon the manufacturer and model purchased. You can also check out our best-selling leaf blowers by clicking on the link.

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