The Toro Ultra Electric Leaf Blower/Vacuum Model 51609 comes in on top thanks to its affordable price and outstanding performance with a 235 mph blowing speed. It features an infinite variable blowing speed control starting from 125 mph; for most people, a variable speed control is overkill, but variable blowing speeds makes it easier to work around garden plants and lawn decorations.
This model also features a metal impeller blade for blowing and chopping, meaning it will vacuum, chop up, and mulch wood debris along with leaves. It will reduce 16 bags of leaves down to 1 bag and comes covered by a two year warranty. This blower also comes complete with all the tubes you'll need, a bag for collection and a concentrator nozzle.
The GreenWorks 12-Amp Electric Leaf Blower/Vacuum w/Variable Speed is one of the lowest priced blowers on this list, but features variable blowing speeds, blows up to 235 miles per hour, and will mulch 16 bags of leaves down to just 1 bag. The variable speed starts at 150 miles per hour, so it’s a bit less versatile than the Toro model, but will blow and vacuum just like our other picks. This blower comes with a metal impeller blade for mulching debris, a bag and an extension tube, so although not as complete as other picks, it still can’t be beat as a basic vacuum and blower. Better still, it’s protected by a four year warranty, so you know this is a quality unit.
If you’re looking for the best designed leaf blower out there, look no further than the Worx TriVac Deluxe All-in-One Electric Blower/Mulcher/Vac. The slanted nozzle makes it easy to blow under and around things, and its ergonomically designed blowing head keeps the nozzle balanced in your hand while on the move.
This 8 pound blower offers a solid 210 mph blowing speed and comes with a complete accessory package to vacuum with. However, the impeller blade is made of plastic which will chip if the unit sucks up a rock or a tough piece of wood.
This unit will reduce 16 bags of leaves down to 1, but it works best when the leaves are dry and not damp. The reality is this unit makes a better blower than a vacuum, so if you intend to use it primarily as a blower it's as good as any of the others on this list and it’s also protected by a two year warranty.
If price is no object to you, the Black & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher can't be beat. It may cost twice as much as our other selections but features a 250 mph blowing speed and comes with a metal impeller that will chop 16 bags of leaves down to 1 bag. This blower also has a two speed selector switch to toggle between 180 mph and 250 mph. It comes with a bag, extension tube, concentrator nozzle and enough power to blow just about anything off your property. This blower weighs about 8 pounds and comes protected by a two year warranty.
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.
Husqvarna 570BFS 65cc Backpack Blower
With an amazing 236 mph air speed, the Husqvarna 570BFS 65cc Backpack Blower is the most powerful commercial quality blower on this list. It's a fuel efficient 2-cycle engine, and comes with a 2 stage air filter to keep dust and dirt from getting into the cylinder. Wide shoulder straps and hip straps with a hip belt distribute the weight evenly over your shoulders so that the nearly 25 pounds of heft won't leave you feeling fatigued.
This backpack blower comes with an ergonomic handle for comfort, frame-mounted throttle control, and protected by a one year commercial warranty or a two year consumer warranty. Although not an inexpensive option, this backpack leaf blower offers some of the best value and features for your money.
Nothing beats the Ryobi 42cc 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower for price and performance in the mid-grade backpack blower category. It has a 185 mph air speed and weighs only 18 pounds making it fairly lightweight. This backpack blower also features a variable speed trigger and a cruise control setting which allows you to set the desired blowing speed.
With the contoured back and shoulder harness, this leaf blower is very comfortable to use for extended periods of time. The blowers 2-cycle engine burns so clean it even meets California C.A.R.B. emissions standards. This best bang for your buck unit is also covered by a three year warranty.
If you want the best home use backpack blower here, the Troy-Bilt TB4BPEC 32cc 4-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower can't be beat. Weighing in at 22 pounds, this is a 4-cycle unit so it’s perfect for home use along with 160 mph air speed with variable speed settings, and protected by a two year warranty. The padded hip belt and shoulder straps distribute the weight evenly, and has an ergonomic tube mounted throttle control.
With this backpack blower there’s no gas or oil to mix so there’s less hassle and more blowing. A spring assisted starter makes for the easiest start on our list, and you can even get an optional electric starter. Although a bit high in price, for the home, there is no better backpack blower than this model.
If you value quiet operation above all else, than the Husqvarna 356BT 52cc 2-Cycle, Low Noise Backpack Blower is what you'll need. This is literally the quietest blower on our list due to a specially engineered exhaust and noise-dampening housing making it a great choice for early weekend mornings. It's no slouch in the blowing department either at 177 mph while an air purge button allows easy starting of the engine.
A centrifugal air injection system keeps dust and dirt out of the carburetor, and it’s also one of the more fuel efficient blowers available. Although it weighs almost 23 pounds, this backpack blower has an adjustable handle and padded shoulder and hip straps for operator comfort. It comes protected by a two year warranty and while not inexpensive, this is the blower to get if you want relative peace and quiet.
Dolmar 75.6cc 4-Cycle Back Pack Leaf Blower
For the best commercial 4 cycle blower on this list, choose the Dolmar 75.6cc 4-Cycle Back Pack Leaf Blower. With no mixing gas or oil, this unit is very user friendly, with a sliding spark plug cover, quick access oil filler/drain plug, and an easy-access, large-capacity air cleaner. It weighs about 22 pounds, blows at 195 mph, and comes with a two year consumer warranty and a one year commercial warranty. A joystick grip on the blower tube lets you swing the nozzle around with ease, and there’s also automatic decompression for easier starting. This is an expensive blower as well, but if you need a hassle-free, 4-cycle commercial type, this is for you.
The G-Max DigiPro 40-Volt-4.0Ah Lithium-Ion Cordless Leaf Blower/Vacuum is a variable speed unit that will give you between 30 and 40 minutes of run time (depending on the speed you choose) on a three hour charge. If you fill up a blower with gas, you'll get about 20 to 30 minutes of run time, meaning the Greenworks runs longer than a gas powered unit.
This unit blows at an astonishing 185 miles per hour, which is 50 miles per hour more than comparable gas powered units. Because it comes with a plastic impeller blade, this cordless blower is better suited for blowing applications than vacuuming, but if the leaves are bone dry, they’ll mulch down from 10 bags to 1 bag.
Covered by a four year warranty, this model also comes complete with extension tube, adjustable blower nozzle and a collection bag. The blower weighs about 12 pounds, which is a bit on the heavy side. It’s priced on the higher end, but the bottom line is if you can afford this blower, there’s no reason to get either a gas powered or corded unit ever again.
If you are looking for the best bang for the buck model in blowers, you've found it with the Ryobi Jet Fan 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Leaf Blower. The 40 volt power gives you 150 mph air speed that lasts about 20 minutes on the highest setting of the variable speed trigger but it does come with a fast 90 minute battery charger. Lightweight at only about seven pounds, this blower is ergonomically balanced for operator comfort and it’s also covered by a three year warranty.
Granted, it's not as powerful as other picks and the charge doesn't last as long, but for most blowing jobs it will be ideal; the cost is also equal to or lower than competitive corded or gas powered blowers. The price is right at about two-thirds the cost of the top rated model and it almost comes in at the lowest priced 40 volt blower here. Essentially, if you are in the market for a leaf blower, but don't want or can't afford the top dog on this list, forget about gas or corded types, this is the one to get.
Kobalt 40-Volt Max Light-Duty Cordless Electric Leaf Blower
If you want the lowest priced 40 volt blower here then look no further than the Kobalt 40-Volt Max 140-MPH Light-Duty Cordless Electric Leaf Blower. It features a five year warranty, 140 mph air speed and a one hour battery charger. It has a variable speed trigger and the battery lasts about 20 minutes at full power.
At seven pounds this blower is lightweight, maneuverable, and classified as a "light duty" blower so it’s best used for moving grass or dried leaves off of patios and driveways. However, even with the lower run time, the price is right, and its performance is comparable to some of the best gas powered leaf blowers out there, minus the hassle of dealing with gas and oil mixtures.
For a price no object leaf blower, consider the Makita UB360DWB 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower Kit. Weighing in at eight ponds, it features a maximum blower speed of 208 mph and features two blowing speeds. The one hour battery charger gets you up and running quickly and the blower will run on full power for a rated 30 minutes of time. This blower is also protected by a three year warranty.
As far as blowing speed is concerned, this thing blows everything else out into the weeds, including gas powered blowers and most corded electric blowers. So you may be asking, why is it not at the top of the list? The reason is it costs at least three times as much as the top rated Greenworks and five times as much as the Ryobi’s bang-for-the-buck model. It’s a terrific blower regardless and if you have the type of the debris-blowing projects our other picks can't touch, the Makita is what you'll need.
For the lowest price blower on this list, the Earthwise LB21018 18 Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Single Speed 140 MPH Blower is your baby. The single speed means you just press the trigger and go, and although it only has about a 15 minute run time, for porches, decks and small driveways, it’ll handle blowing off leaves and grass clippings.
This unit blows at 140 mph so there’s a decent amount of air speed overall. It weighs the least amount of any blower here at about six pounds, so it's light enough for virtually anyone to use. It comes with an extension tube and nozzle, and includes a two year warranty. If all you need is some basic blowing done, with no oil or gasoline hassles, at this price the Earthwise blower can't be beat.
For the top blower here, the Sears Craftsman 4-Cycle 25cc Handheld Leaf Blower w/ Speed Start Capability gets the nod. The spring assisted starting makes its pull start the easiest of the bunch, and there’s even an optional powered starter attachment for electric start capability. The 150 mph air speed makes for solid blowing duties while the three piece crankshaft engine gives off fewer vibrations than regular crankshafts.
A cruise control setting lets you lock-in the speed of your choice, and it’s also California C.A.R.B compliant for use in all 50 states. The unit weighs about 11 pounds, and it’s covered by a two year warranty. While this blower is on the lower end of the spectrum, it’s a good value for the money and a solid performer as well.
One of the least expensive blowers in this segment is the Ryobi 155 mph 4-Cycle Handheld Gas Blower. With an output of 155 mph of air speed, it will make short work of most blowing duties. It’s C.A.R.B. compliant and the low emission engine puts less engine exhaust in the atmosphere. There’s a balanced comfortable, ergonomic handle for extended periods of time and it’s lightweight at just 10.5 pounds. The variable speed trigger features a cruise control that you can set for the speed you want, while the exhaust system is made to reduce noise during. If there was a best bang for the buck model, this one would be it and there’s even a three year warranty on this model to boot.
Leaf Blowers 25 cc 4-Cycle 150 MPH Handheld Gas Blower
The Cub Cadet BV428 Hand Held Leaf Blower puts out 150 mph air speed so for most suburban yards this is all the blower you'll really need; it even converts into a leaf vacuum for more versatility. This blower weighs about 13 pounds, the low compression engine makes it easy to start, and its exhaust system is engineered to cut down on noise, making this one of the quieter blowers on this list.
The BV428 is C.A.R.B. compliant, and comes with an anti-vibration handle for comfort over extended blowing tasks. While protected by a three year warranty, this is a pricey option. However, if you’re a Cub Cadet enthusiast or just want a decent blower regardless of price, this may be the one for you.
Dolmar 4-Cycle Hand Held Leaf Blower
If you want the easiest to service leaf blower out there, than choose the Dolmar 4-Cycle Hand Held Leaf Blower. It comes with a reliable, Makita manufactured engine, but this blower’s main claim to fame is range of user friendly features. There’s a convenient spark plug door for easy access, quick oil change and inspection capabilities, and a decompression valve release for easy starting.
With the lowest fuel consumption on this list, it also runs very efficiently while blowing at a solid 150 mph. This blower weighs in at about 10 pounds and is covered by a two year warranty. While this is the most expensive unit here, the user friendly features are great if don't mind paying the price for them.
Husqvarna 125BVx 28cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower/Vac With Smart Start
If you want the best leaf blower combination vacuum, the Husqvarna 125BVx Leaf Blower/Vacuum is the best choice, offering 170 mph air speed and an air purge button removes air from the carburetor for easy starts. A polycarbonate impeller blade will chop up to 16 bags of leaves down to one bag thanks to two tiny little metal knives attached to the impeller itself so leaves, pine needles, and even small twigs are efficiently cut up and mulched.
Weighing in at about 10 pounds, the inline design gives near perfect balance while the ergonomic handle reduces vibration. It comes with an adjustable extension tube, a high-speed nozzle and a vacuum bag. It also comes with an adjustable extension tube, a high-speed nozzle, and a vacuum bag. Although this is one of the more expensive blowers there is none better than this handheld offering. This model is also protected by a two year warranty.