Best Leaf Blowers

Top 10 Rated Leaf Blowers 2014

The best leaf blowers, be they gas, electric, or cordless, must be effective at blasting away leaves, twigs, and other lawn debris. We looked for a number of factors when selecting the top 10 leaf blowers:
1. Easy to start up
2. Powerful engine with high air speeds
3. Durable mulching blades
4. Convenient accessories like vacuum and mulching tools
5. Lightweight to hold by hand or including a strap or harness
6. Low noise and vibrations
6. Great range of mobility and a long battery life if it’s a cordless blower
7. Low emissions if it’s a gas blower
A high-performing leaf blower will certainly speed up your yard work tasks, especially in the fall and spring seasons when leaves, grass clippings, and debris are everywhere.

Tanaka TRB24EAP  9.5/10

23.9 cc 2-cycle motor
1.13 HP
170 MPH
8.6 lbs.
 

A quiet, light weight gas blower, the Tanaka TRB24EAP blower saves you the trouble of dealing with a complicated start-up system. This Tanaka blower starts up immediately and has strong blowing…read more


1.13-HP motor
441 cfm air volume
8 3/5 pounds
 

With 2 stroke technology, this gas-powered leaf blower from Hitachi has reduced emissions, and it’s a powerful performer with air speeds up to 170 mph. Able to handle large quantities of leaves…read more


Husqvarna 150BT   8.5/10

251 MPH
50.2 cc
2-cycle engine
Backpack blower

For the professional landscaper or the average homeowner with very large property, this Husqvarna 150BT leaf blower has incredible power, reaching air speeds up to 251 mph with its 50.2 cc motor…read more


Troy-Bilt TB4BP  8.5/10

32 cc, 4-cycle engine
480 cfm air volume
72 dBA
20-ounce tank
22 pounds
19.5″ x 21.2″ x 15.8″

A powerful backpack leaf blower for the reasonable price of $230.88, this Troy-Bilt model is fairly no-fuss with its 4-cycle engine, which keeps the oil and gas separate for you. The padded harness…read more


Husqvarna 125BVx  8.5/10

1.1-HP motor
16:1 mulch ratio
16.91-ounce tank
107 dBA
9.6 pounds
38.5″ x 9″ x 14″

A handy leaf blower with a vacuum and mulch kit, this Husqvarna gas blower has enough power to clear away a lot of debris. Its 1.1-horsepower motor reaches a maximum power speed of 8,000 rpm while still staying relatively quiet…read more


36 volts
120 MPH
Cordless electric blower
85 CFM
 

A lightweight, easy-to-maneuver device from Black & Decker, this cordless electric leaf blower does efficiently what a push broom would do: sweep hard surfaces of leaves and debris. It’s best used…read more


Toro 51585  8/10

7 amps
4.6 pounds
11.8″ x 7.9″ x 16.5″
 

An efficient tool for clearing sidewalks, driveways, and patios, the Toro 2-speed electric blower has a low speed of 130 mph and a maximum speed of 160 mph. That’s more than sufficient power to…read more


12 amps
69 dBA
8.1 pounds
15.7″ x 9.8″ x 20.9″

A powerful leaf blower, vacuum, and mulcher, this Black & Decker electric blower effectively mulches leaves, twigs, and other yard debris and collects it in a zippered leaf bag. The two speeds provide…read more


Worx WG500  7.5/10

12 amps
350 cfm vacuum capacity
8.4 pounds
 

An effective leaf blower, vacuum, and mulcher, this Worx model is ideal for the average size yard. With blow speeds as high as 210 mph, it can handle even wet leaves and debris pretty well. As with…read more


WORX WG545  7/10

20 volts
80 CFM
120 MPH
Cordless electric blower

A cordless leaf blower with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the WORX WG545 is well suited to light yard tasks like blowing off the patio, pool deck, or sidewalk. The blower’s nozzle has a narrow range…read more



 

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