Blowers Buying Guide

When it comes to tidying up or cleaning yard messes, a blower can be a homeowner's best friend, helping to make quick work of piles of leaves, lawn trimmings, and more. Here's help in deciding the type you need.

Types of Blowers

Types of Blowers

The hard work of yard cleanup used to be done solely by hand -- and by rake and broom. Luckily, blowers of all types have lessened the workload and time necessary to get the yard in tip-top shape, whether during spring cleanup, summer maintenance, or autumn wind-down. And there are lots of options when it comes to types of blowers. Here's a quick guide to electric handheld, gas-powered handheld, cordless/rechargeable, backpack, and push/self-propelled.

Electric Handheld

If an electrical outlet and extension cords are convenient, an electric handheld blower offers a no-fuss power source and efficient cleaning method for sidewalks and driveways.

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Sun Joe
$99.39

Powerful, reliable and effective, the Sun Joe Blower Joe 3-in-1 Blower, Vacuum and Leaf Shredder makes yard work fun and easy. The... Blower Joe has the versatility to change jobs with the flip of a switch. Easily convert your tool from a powerful 200... read more

Sun Joe
$39.99

Turn tedious outdoor cleaning chores into a pleasure with this Sun Joe blower! You'll be blown away at how much easier yardwork is... when you unleash the power of this Sun Joe. The efficient electric motor creates up to 215 MPH wind speeds to send leaves, grass clippings, and debris flying. Just what you need for spring and fall yard cleanups and cleaning patios, driveways, garage floors and more. Also features 2 speed settings to tailor the performance to the task at hand and instant start. Comes with safety glasses and wall mounting bracket. 2-year limited warranty. read more

SereneLife
$91.99 $84.05

Your trees add beauty to your lawn or garden, but inevitably they shed their leaves—leaving you with a mess! if you're looking for... freedom when cleaning leaves, look no farther than the Electric leaf blower from serene-life. This rugged blower features simple 1-handed operation. The cordless design lets you go anywhere you need to get the job done. read more

BNJ
$102.00

Powerful reliable and effective the Sun Joe Blower Joe 3-in-1 Blower Vacuum and Leaf Shredder makes yard work fun and easy. The Bl...ower Joe SBJ604E has the versatility to change jobs with the flip of a switch. Easily convert your tool from a powerful... read more

Gas-Powered Handheld

All handheld blowers require some coordination and strength; gas-powered versions also need fuel replenishment. These blowers, however, are more convenient to move around because they're not tethered to a cord.

Cordless/Rechargeable

Combining some of the best features of electric and gas versions, these cordless/rechargeable blowers are powered through a battery that is charged by plugging it in. The blower then operates without a cord.

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$139.00

Keep your yard, sidewalk and driveway tidy with this cordless blower. It weighs just 3-3/4 lbs. so it's easy on arms and back. The... 24-volt lithium ion battery ensures operation at consistent full power until the battery is ready for recharging - unlike other types of batteries in which the power begins fading soon after you begin working. Up to 25 minutes of run time on a full charge Charger fully charges battery in 60 minutes Ergonomic handle reduces fatigue Quieter than most leaf blowers Made by Earthwise®, known for high-quality, earth-friendly lawn and garden tools. Includes blower, 24-Volt, 2.5Ah lithium-ion battery and battery charger. Earthwise 24-volt batteries are compatible with other 24-volt Earthwise tools. Additional batteries and chargers sold separately. 33" L x 6" W Nozzle is 20" L with 2" opening Weighs 3-3/4 lbs. Rechargeable 24-volt, 2.5Ah lithium-ion battery Includes leaf blower, battery and battery charger read more

Scotts
$73.22 $46.72

The SCOTTS SYNC System Cordless Lithium-Ion Blower is the perfect addition to all of your SCOTTS lawn care products. The innovativ...e charging station allows the user to charge the battery on the tool or alone like a traditional charger. The wall mounting charger doubles as a hanger for the tool; no more excuses for an unorganized workspace. Powered by the SCOTTS 20V, 2.0 Amp Hour battery, this blower is perfect for all of your light clearing needs. Ideal for hard surfaces, the SCOTTS SYNC System blower is great for clearing walkways, decks, garages and driveways. No brooms, cords or gas cans are needed when you have this unit. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the SCOTTS SYNC System Blower is engineered for performance and durability. read more

Makita
$369.99

The Makita 36V Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower Kit (model UB360DWB) has a variable 2-speed motor (0-10,000, 0-17,000 RPM) ...for optimum speed control and a maximum air velocity of 208 MPH with up to 30 minutes of continuous run time on a single charge. Added benefits include lower noise at only 86 dB(A) and zero emissions, making it ideal for applications in residential areas. The UB360DWB requires none of the maintenance associated with comparable gas-powered blowers: simply insert a charged 36V Lithium-Ion battery and the tool is ready for work. read more

SereneLife
$91.99 $84.05

Your trees add beauty to your lawn or garden, but inevitably they shed their leaves—leaving you with a mess! if you're looking for... freedom when cleaning leaves, look no farther than the Electric leaf blower from serene-life. This rugged blower features simple 1-handed operation. The cordless design lets you go anywhere you need to get the job done. read more

Backpack

Most backpack blowers are gas-powered; they are designed to be carried on the operator's back, leaving both hands free to operate the nozzle.

Push/Self-Propelled

Push/self-propelled blowers resemble push lawn mowers; the operator gets behind the machine and pushes it to blow away the leaves. These tend to be more expensive but also may have more power.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Although blowers are fairly simple garden machines -- they utilize high-power air to clean up outdoor surfaces -- there are still some key purchase considerations to review before you invest in one. For example, anyone considering an electric version needs to keep cord length in mind so that operating the machine doesn't become an exercise in frustration. As you think about purchasing a blower, keep that in mind, as well as safety, accessories, maintenance, air speed, and nozzle type. Then find the right tool to make outside work easier.

Safety

Safety concerns should be paramount for garden blowers -- both for operators and anyone in the yard. As part of your purchase, invest in safety goggles as well as headphones or earplugs.

Accessories

Many standard and optional accessories may enhance the use, convenience, and flexibility of your blower. Those include gutter kits, mulch kits, and maintenance kits.

Maintenance

All blowers will have some sort of maintenance requirements, including regular cleaning. Before you buy yours, check out what's recommended and decide whether they're tasks you can tackle on your own.

Air Speed

All blowers are rated by air speed; the bigger the air speed, the more powerful the blower -- but the heavier the machine, too. Some have built-in air-speed variability.

Nozzle Type

Blowers have either round or flat nozzles; blowers with flat nozzles generally have a higher rate of air speed than those with round nozzles.

Cord Length

For electric-operated blowers, cord length will determine how far you can reach without additional extension cords. Measure your yard and locate your outdoor plug-ins to know the distance you need to reach.

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Positec
$263.75 $121.32

Product Features High capacity air volume with turbine fan technology (340 CFM) Two-speed design to tackle any job Lightweight and... ergonomic one-hand operation Hyper-stream air nozzle for extra tough conditions Simple tool free assembly. Please refer... read more

Pack'em
$187.98 $148.50

PK-OP1 Enclosed is to be used in enclosed trailers. This product includes: 1 Backpack Blower Rack (Lockable) 1 Beverage Cooler Rac...k 1 Line Holder Rack Assembly hardware. (Equipment/tools not included) Backpack Blower Holder : The backpack blower holder... read more

Positec
$263.75 $121.32

Product Features High capacity air volume with turbine fan technology (340 CFM) Two-speed design to tackle any job Lightweight and... ergonomic one-hand operation Hyper-stream air nozzle for extra tough conditions Simple tool free assembly. Please refer... read more

Pentair
$1,171.98 $425.42

This Combustion Air Blower Kit is designed to use with Pentair Mastertemp Pool and Spa Propane Gas Heater Models 175Lp, 200Lp and ...also Compatible with Pentair Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Pool and Spa Propane Gas Heater Model 200Lp. It Includes Single Volt... read more

Stens
$31.49 $20.99

Quality aftermarket starter recoil assembly Fits: Stihl BR500, BR550, BR600 backpack blowers Replaces OEM part: 4282 190 0300

Pack'em
$161.60 $127.50

PK-OP1 is to be used on open trailers. This product includes: 1 Backpack Blower Rack (lockable) 1 Beverage Cooler Rack 1 Line Hold...er Rack Assembly hardware. (Equipment/tools are not included) Backpack Blower Holder : The backpack blower holder is... read more

Walbro
$78.10 $65.08

Walbro Carburetor for RedMax EB7000 Backpack Blower Carburetor# WYK-123-1 Proper function in any attitude Metering system and fuel... pump integrated in the carburetor casting Adjustable high speed needles, idle needles and available idle adjust screw Can... read more

Walbro
$105.62 $88.02

Walbro Carburetor for Echo PB411 Leaf Blower Walbro Carburetor # WT-684-1 Before gasoline makers started adding ethanol to gasolin...e, rebuilding a carburetor was a repair that was rarely--if ever--needed. Since the ethanol in gasoline breaks down the... read more

Walbro
$89.85 $74.88

Walbro Carburetor for Echo PB210E Leaf Blower Carburetor# WA-157-1 Proper function in any attitude Metering system and fuel pump i...ntegrated in the carburetor casting Adjustable high speed needles, idle needles and available idle adjust screw Can be... read more

Makita
$610.48 $549.43

Landscapers are seeking more cordless alternatives to corded and gas-powered outdoor power equipment, and Makita is meeting demand... with an expanding line of cordless OPE. The XT274PM packs two cordless solutions for cutting and clean-ups, but with zero... read more

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