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Reviews of Top 10 Leaf Blowers & Vacuums
Reviews of Top 10 Leaf Blowers & Vacuums
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Performs well with plenty of power
  • Easy handling; Easy to use
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Not as loud as some other blowers
  • Has 2 speed settings
  • Portable and perfect for quick clean ups
  • Great blower for a great price

    Cons

  • Some users find this blower less powerful
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Homelite UT42100a  is a 7 Amp electric blower and sweeper. This blower offers 2 speeds at 120 mph and 150 mph for quiet or power mode. Now you can easily clean  your lawn and outdoor surfaces with the help of this compact and lightweight blower.  It is easy to use and handle and is ideal for blowing grass clippings, dry leaves and small debris, and is recommended for smaller yards up to half an acre. This portable blower also has a cord lock for convenience and easy storage. This Homelite blower also has an ergonomic and comfortable pommel hand grip.

Some users find this blower/sweeper less powerful.

Overall, the Homelite 7 Amp Electric Blower/Sweeper (Model: UT42100a) is highly rated and recommended by users and it comes at a great price. It also comes with a two-year warranty.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Dual speed blower with powerful motor
  • Slower speed works great in the flower beds
  • Lightweight with low vibration motor
  • Shorter flow tube and excellent air control flow
  • Very easy for a woman to use
  • Easy to use, handle and maneuver
  • Excellent product at reasonable price

    Cons

  • Doesn't come with a cord so need to buy that extra
Review Summary

The Toro 51585 Power Sweep 7 amp 2-Speed Electric Blower is the perfect blower for clearing leaves and debris from sidewalks, decks and driveways. This blower has a 2-speed motor and generates air force of 160 mph and is very lightweight at 4.6 pounds. The Speed Control switch is located right on the handle. The low speed offers greater control in tight spaces or delicate areas like flower beds, while the high speed setting gives the power to blow leaves and debris from a bigger area. It is easy to use and handle for long time of usage. Many users say that this blower is very easy for women to use because of its lightweight and low vibration motor.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good blower for small jobs
  • Light weight with plenty of power
  • Convenient with no cord or gas engine to deal with
  • Easy to handle and use
  • Has a built-in scraper to help loosen debris, dirt or wet leaves
  • Zero emissions; Reduces your carbon footprint
  • Nice, comfortable and low noise design

    Cons

  • Battery life is short; Lasts only 15 minutes
  • Some users report that charging is slow and takes long time
Review Summary

The Black and Decker LSW20 20-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper is ideal for clearing driveways, sidewalks, decks, garages and other hard surfaces of leaves, grass clippings, and other lawn debris. This lightweight (just 3.7 pounds) sweeper is easy to handle and won't twist the wrist. It has plenty of power for small jobs and is very convenient to use with no long cords or gas fumes to deal with.  This sweeper also has a built-in scraper to help loosen debris, dirt or wet leaves. Users find this cordless sweeper comfortable and less noisy. It also has no emissions and it reduces your carbon footprint.

However, some user reviews mention that the battery life is short and it lasts only 15 minutes. Some users also report that charging is slow and takes long time.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Super powerful blower; Really moves leaves, pine cones, acorns, twigs and wet leaves
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to start; Need to follow the directions for starting
  • Lightweight for its power and size
  • Contoured shoulder/back harness for comfort and fit
  • Variable speed trigger and cruise control
  • Works very well for the price

    Cons

  • In some cases, it broke down after some usage
  • Gets hot and may not be very comfortable on back
Where to Buy

$148.00

eBay
Review Summary

The Ryobi RY08420A  is a gas powered backpack blower with an extra large 42 cc engine to produce 185 mph of air speed at 510 CFM. This backpack blower is designed to handle your toughest clearing jobs. The unique engine mounting is engineered to deliver maximum air flow at all times, and the contoured shoulder/back harness provides ultimate comfort and a perfect fit. The tube construction includes a variable speed trigger and cruise control for easy command, and the angled nozzle points naturally downward reducing effort, and maximizing clearing power. This backpack blower is sturdy, but lightweight- at just 18 lbs. It is easy to assemble and use right out of the box. Users find this blower easy to start when they follow the procedure and directions for starting.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Powerful and portable battery powered blower
  • Lightweight (Only 3.7 lbs.) and Compact (only 20
  • Variable 3-speed motor
  • Charges quickly and battery lasts for 12 minutes on single charge
  • Easy to handle and use with soft grip handle
  • Great for small cleaning jobs on hard surfaces; Versatile design for a range of applications
  • Good price and comes with 3 years warranty

    Cons

  • Blower nozzle is only 7
  • Some users find this blower less powerful
  • Becomes expensive as have to buy battery and charger extra
Review Summary

The Makita BUB182Z (Bare Tool) is a 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion versatile cordless blower built for maintenance professionals, repairmen, remodelers, electricians, cabinet installers, woodworkers and general contractors. With excellent power-to-weight ratio and longer battery run time, the BUB182Z is the perfect addition to any kit, tool bag or work shop. It features a Makita-built variable 3-speed motor to produce a maximum air velocity of 179 MPH and optimal speed control. Users love this blower for its compact design, lightweight and the soft grip handle for increased comfort on the job. You can get up to 12 minutes of continuous operation from a single charge at high speed and LXT Lithium-Ion battery and Rapid Optimum Charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles. Battery and charger are sold separately.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good blower with excellent power, air speeds up to 235 mph and air volume up to 390 cfm
  • Great variable speed control
  • Easy to change from Vac to Blower with a Quick-Release latch
  • 3-in-1 blower, vacuum, and mulcher; Works extremely well
  • Easy to handle and use
  • Comes with a rugged metal impeller
  • Well worth the price

    Cons

  • Zippered bag makes it hard to empty into leaf bags
  • Need long extension power cord to drag around
Review Summary

The Toro 51609 Ultra Blower Vac delivers all the power and versatility you need to tackle every clean-up chore. This electric blower vac offers a Magnesium impeller with serrated blades for very good mulching performance and an infinite variable speed motor for better control and ease of use. The 235-mph air stream clears debris, sticks and large, heavy leaves. It converts quickly to a vacuum without any tools and reduces leaves up to 16 bags to 1.  It comes with a cord storage hook to allow convenient storage of the electrical cord with the blower.

However, many user reviews mention that the zippered bag makes it hard to empty into leaf bags. Also users find it hard to drag this blower around with a long extension cord. Some users find the cord storage hook to very small. 

Overall, the Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller is a great 3-in-1 tool for yard, garden and patio cleanup. It has plenty of power and is well worth the price.  It comes with a 2-Year Full Warranty.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Powerful blower with 50 cc engine
  • Comfortable, ventilated and load-reducing harness for backpack
  • Quiet considering the 50cc engine
  • Easy to assemble, start and use
  • Has a big gas reservoir
  • Comfortable controls
  • Great price point

    Cons

  • Tube does not have a curved end
Review Summary

The Husqvarna 350BT is a unique lightweight, back pack blower with the large landowner in mind. This popular 50 cc mid-size blower features a new, powerful X-TORQ engine for increased power, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. The harness is comfortable, ventilated and load-reducing with a hip belt and wide shoulder straps. The controls are ergonomically designed for high capacity and ease of use. Throttle controls are mounted on the tube. Users find this blower to be quiet considering the 50cc engine. It is very easy to assemble, start and use. It starts on 1st or 2nd pull most of the times. The Husqvarna 350BT comes at a great price point given its quality and features.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Works great for vacuuming and mulching; Saves a lot of time raking and bagging
  • Very easy to switch from vacuum to blower
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Powerful machine; Not too loud
  • Angled tube for gives easy access under small spaces
  • Easy to assemble; Easy to clean
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • Heavier than expected, as per some users
  • Collection bag too small and cumbersome but manageable
  • Becomes unbalanced and difficult to hold, as the bag fills up
Review Summary

The Worx TriVac WG500 provides the versatility of 3 different tools in a single electric, lightweight machine. It is a great blower, a handy mulcher and a powerful yard vac.  It has a 12 Amp motor with variable speed settings to provide a max of 210 MPH and 350 CFM air volume to get the job done. The compact design features 1-handed operation for ease of portability and use. It features an angled nose to help work around small cramped spaces. A simple lever allows easy switch from vacuum to blower and from blower to mulcher.  It is easy to assemble, start and use.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Professional grade, two-stroke engine for excellent performance and reliability
  • Easy to start; Starts on first or second pull every time
  • Lightweight and has low vibrations
  • Easy to use and control; Well-balanced
  • Quiet for a blower
  • Air volume of 441 cfm makes it suitable for big jobs
  • Good value for money

    Cons

  • Intake is on left side which causes problem for most right handed users
  • Eats up rubber gaskets and fuel lines
Review Summary

The Hitachi RB24EAP is a Gas Powered Handheld Blower with 23.9cc 2 Stroke commercial grade engine. It  is one of the lightest yet most powerful blowers in its class at 441 CFM and it is designed for outstanding power and reliability. This blower has low vibrations and exceptional balance that makes it easy to use for a small clean up or larger yard work with less user fatigue. The large two finger throttle allows for easy operation by homeowners and professionals. It is easy to start and starts at first or second pull every time. The RB24EAP features a purge primer for quick and simple starts and a low emission PureFire engine for a cleaner environment. It is quiet for a blower and comes at a very good price and Hitachi's industry-leading seven-year consumer warranty.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Powerful with good air flow at 160 MPH air speed
  • Lightweight; Weighs only 4.5 pounds
  • Compact and sleek
  • Comfortable and well balanced
  • Simple and easy to use; Easy to start
  • No smell, No fumes, No emissions
  • Value for money for quality and power

    Cons

  • Single speed
Review Summary

The Weed Eater WEB160 is a 7.5 amp electric blower which is perfect for hard surface cleaning such as driveways, sidewalks and patios. This lightweight, compact and sleek blower generates up to 160 mph air speed and 240 cfm air volume. It comes with a comfortable low vibration handle and prevents fatigue during use. This blower is easy to start with a spring assist starting to reduce pulling effort for starting. This simple and easy to use blower is well balanced for easy handling. Since, it is electric blower, it has no smell or fumes and is environment friendly.

However, some users find the single speed motor of this blower a limitation.

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By Anonymous on February 12, 2015

what is meant by a blower with 510 CFM Gas