Craftsman Variable Speed Blower Vac
For a basic brand name blower, you can't do better than the Sears Craftsman 12 amp Electric Leaf Blower/Vac Model 24031. Although it comes with an extension tube, concentrator and bag, there’s nothing fancy about this blower. It’s the lowest priced blower on the list, blows at 235 mph and comes with 2 speed selections at either 150 mph or 235 mph.
This is a heavier model at almost 9.5 pounds but it will reduce 14 bags of leaves down to 1 bag of mulch. The sturdy metal impellor blade will chop up leaves and tiny twigs but the unit can potentially clog up when larger leaves are vacuumed. Still, it functions well as a blower and for the price it's hard to beat.