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WORX WG545 Review

Electric Leaf Blower  7/10 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, but it’s still pretty powerful for such a lightweight device. We found that the flexible nozzle […]

Husqvarna 150BT Review

Gas Leaf Blower  8.5/10 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. The backpack is surprisingly comfortable to wear for extended periods, distributing the weight evenly on your back. We were […]

Black and Decker LSWV36 Review

Electric Leaf Blower  8/10 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 on patios, walkways, and garage floors; it won’t be able to handle grassy surfaces well. Relatively quiet and creating no […]

Tanaka TRB24EAP Review

Gas Leaf Blower  9.5/10 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 power: up to 170 mph. Its high-quality and durable construction is easy to see and feel just from holding it. […]

Best Leaf Blowers

Top 10 Rated Leaf Blowers 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 […]

CARB Compliant Leaf Blowers

By Brittany Rowland As you browse the selection of gas leaf blowers, you’ll find some listed as CARB compliant and others as non-CARB compliant. CARB stands for California Air Resource Board, an organization that maintains strict air-quality regulations for engines. Other states besides California have adopted these guidelines to ensure that motors release minimal gas […]

Starting a Gas-Powered Leaf Blower

By Brittany Rowland Gas blowers generally break down into two-cycle and four-cycle engines. The two-cycle variety require a special mixture of gas and oil to properly start the engine. The general rule is that for every gallon of gas you add 2 ½ ounces of oil. Adding too much oil to the mixture can cause […]

Choosing a Leaf Blower: Gas, Electric, or Cordless?

By Brittany Rowland You have a yard that requires a lot of work throughout the year. Raking, gathering, and bagging leaves is a tough, time-consuming task. A leaf blower can greatly aid you in your landscaping duties. Additionally, it’s useful for sweeping off patios, pool decks, and driveways quickly. I’m sure we’ve all had unexpected […]

Husqvarna 125BVx Review

Gas Leaf Blower  8.5/10 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 compared to similar models. The cruise control feature is especially welcome, […]

Troy-Bilt TB4BP Review

Gas Leaf Blower  7/10 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 sits comfortably on the shoulders and distributes the weight evenly on your back. For a backpack model, this […]

Hitachi RB24EAP Review

Gas Leaf Blower  9/10 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, debris, and grass clippings, it even picks up wet leaves. Fairly lightweight at just over 8 pounds, it’s easy […]

Worx WG500 Review

Electric Leaf Blower  7.5/10 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 most electric blowers, you need a long extension cord to reach all the areas […]

Black & Decker LH4500 Review

Electric Leaf Blower  8/10 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 you enough control to blast away wet leaves or carefully clear leaves from a flower bed. Lightweight and […]

Toro 51585 Review

Electric Leaf Blower  8/10 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 blow away most leaves and debris. At only 4.6 pounds, it’s also incredibly easy to wield. The […]