Best Leaf Blowers & Ratings for 2018
Are you looking for a new top-rated leaf blower? Maybe a new leaf blower vacuum? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you’re looking for a lightweight battery powered blower to do a little yard work around your home or your commercial property needs a heavy-duty gas powered machine, we can help you choose one that’s just right for you.
Below you will find five of the best leaf blowers, according to our Yard Care Gurus. Each one was rated on its price, blowing power, weight, and convenience, allowing you to make an informed choice without spending countless hours scouring the internet for the best options.
Quick Look: Here are my picks for the best leaf blower
Husqvarna 350BT 7500 rpm 180 MPH Backpack Leaf Blower: best overall backpack leaf blower
DeWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower: top rated battery powered blower
Toro 51619 UltraPlus Leaf Blower Vacuum: highest rated electric powered blower.
Greenworks PRO GBL80300 80V Cordless Blower: most powerful cordless blower
Hitachi RB24EAP Handheld Leaf Blower: best consumer rated gas powered blower
Note: The leaf blowers on this page are rated according to how the rank in each individual category - for example, backpack, cordless, electric and gas. If you want to see an expanded view of all the blowers in each category, please visit those individual pages here:
Top Rated Leaf Blowers Choices
- Lightweight blower with integrated back pack harness for landscape professionals as well as...
- 2.1 HP X-Torq engine reduces harmful exhaust emissions and increase fuel efficiency. Idling speed...
- Comfortable, ventilated and load-reducing harness with hip belt and wide shoulder straps
- Fan speed can be set for easier handling; air purge removes air from carburetor and fuel system for...
- Brushless Motor maximizing motor efficiency and durability
- Innovative axial fan design that maximizes on air output and run time
- 400 CFM and 90 MPH performance
- Variable trigger and speed lock. Lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes...
- Superior blowing and mulching proven by controlled laboratory testing
- Powerful up to 250 mph degree. 350 CFM blow mode and 410 CFM Vac mode
- Vacuum tube, bottom-zip bag, cord storage hook, shred-all shred ring and time-saving oscillating...
- Variable speed control for better control in both blower and vac mode
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5
GreenWorks Pro GBL80300
4.5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Handheld Vs. Backpack Blowers:
One important consideration when you’re shopping for a new blower is whether a handheld model or a backpack blower is right for you.
In general, handheld blowers are more convenient and easier to use. That’s because they’re made with the average homeowner in mind. They weigh a lot less than backpack blowers and make short work of leaves and debris on sidewalks and driveways. Many offer multiple attachments and some can even be turned into mulchers and vacuums.
Backpack blowers, on the other hand, are created with the large landowner in mind. They often weigh a lot more than other blowers and they usually utilize a gas chamber for prolonged blowing. They are mostly recommended for people with over an acre of land, as well as commercial landowners.
Gas Vs. Electric Blowers:
Gas blowers function much like traditional gas lawn mowers do. They contain a gas chamber that must be filled and maintained, but they offer prolonged use without the need to deal with a clumsy cord. It is a good choice if you’ve got a lot of ground to cover.
Electric blowers offer the same power that gas blowers do without the messy, smelly, and heavy gas chamber. However, you have to plug the blower into the wall, which is why it is most often recommended for residential homeowners.
Cordless Vs. Corded Blowers:
As you might expect, cordless blowers allow for more freedom, but it does come at a cost. Cordless blowers are sometimes gas powered, which requires you to deal with a heavy, smelly gas chamber. Battery powered blowers are a good choice for the average homeowner, but they don’t usually hold a charge for very long. A charge of 15 minutes isn’t uncommon, which means you might need to have more than one battery around so you can swap them out.
If you want to skip all the fuss, you can choose a corded blower instead. However, you’ll have to be prepared to deal with a long extension cord when you head out into the lawn. They’re not a good idea if you have a lot of ground to cover.
How Much Horsepower Do You Need?
Horsepower is directly related to the overall power of the leaf blower. In order to determine how powerful your blower needs to be, you must consider what it is you’re looking to blow. Getting rid of dry leaves on walkways requires a lot less horsepower than dealing with small branches. If you’re looking for a blower that doubles as a mulcher or a vacuum, you should look for one with more power.
BEST SELLING & TOP RATED BRANDS
If you consider your leaf blower needs very carefully, you’re sure to find one that you’ll be able to use for many years to come. Whether your budget is your largest consideration or you’re looking for a blower with the most power, there’s one on our list for you. We’d love to hear about your experiences with these blowers.