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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Buffalo
$24.63

The electric mighty pro blower offers convenient lightweight hand held mobility. This hand held blower provides affordable solutio...n to lawn and garden clean up around the house. read more

Sun Joe
$39.99

Find Yard Power Tools at Target.com! The Light Choice IS THE Right Choice! When a big blower is simply too much for the job, this ...diminutive dynamo’s 10-amp motor packs a powerful 215 mph punch. It’s just the right size for light-duty household applications like sweeping porches, patios, walkways, decks and garages - and even light snow! Two speed settings tailor the wind to suit the task with the flick of a switch. Plus, at just 4.4 lbs, you’ll want to take it everywhere, and when you’re done, it’s small enough to stow away quickly and easily in the car trunk, deck box or broom closet. Bigger isn’t always better - when sometimes all you need is small! Best use: sweeping patios, driveways, decks and garages Air speed (max): 215 mph Speed setting: 2 No load speed: 12,000 / 15,000 rpm Motor: 10 amp Weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg) Certifications/Warranties: Etl/2 years Color: Green. read more

AAVIX
$64.44

This black and blue colored AAVIX AGT309 electric blower is all you need to make your compound clean from leaves and debris. This ...is an all-in-one system for vacuuming, blowing and mulching leaves for your garden. Easily clear your driveways of leaves... read more

Worx
$59.99

The WORX WG520 Blower is a High capacity air volume blower with TURBINE fan technology that delivers a powerful performance with u...p to 600 CFM. With air speeds up to 115mph and a variable-speed control system allows this blower to tackle any job. The dynamic airflow design forces air in a streamline motion to deliver consistent and powerful results. The 600 CFM is in line with the air volume moved by a some professional backpack blowers, so you know you can get the job done. 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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Oregon Cordless
$299.00

The Oregon 40V MAX Cordless Blower delivers gas-like power and performance. This convenient, cordless blower has a brushless motor... and premium fan design. The 40V MAX lithium ion battery delivers constant, no-fade power that holds up on the job. A turbo button delivers that extra boost when your need it. Instant start operation with no pull cords, no warm up, no gas/oil mixing and no emissions. Noise Level dB 64.6, Air Volume CFM 507, Air Velocity MPH 131 1/2, Blower Type Handheld, Power Source Battery, Tool Weight lbs. 8.9. 40V MAX lithium ion battery delivers constant, no-fade power that holds up on the job Turbo button delivers an extra boost, with output at a max volume of 507 CFM and a max speed of 131.5 MPH to move even the toughest yard debris Variable speed trigger maximizes control and run time Voltage meter lets you know where your battery power level stands Lightweight, ergonomic design for easy handling Run time of up to 90 minutes on low, 15 minutes on high, or 7 minutes on turbo Stays silent between trigger pulls 64.6 dbA noise level on turbo setting meets most community noise regulations B600E lithium ion battery holds a charge for extended periods and does not suffer from memory effect capacity loss Battery life is approx. 1,000 charge/discharge cycles with proper care and use Includes B600E lithium ion battery and C600 battery charger Model Number: 572621. Size: 40. Age Group: Adult. read more

Snapper
$149.01

Send the leaves on their merry way with this powerful and durable Snapper Cordless Leaf Blower. Look spiffy while you are taking c...are of your outdoor cleanup and say adios to grass clippings, leaves, debris, and even light snowfall on your sidewalks, p read more

Greenworks
$86.03

The Greenworks Leaf Blower is about to blow you and your leaves away completely. This powerful sweeper is totally hassle-free. The... cordless, battery-powered design gives you freedom to roam anywhere in your yard, and it's ultra-lightweight without a gas e read more

WORX
$126.95 $118.51

TURBINE fan technology delivers forceful, high-capacity air volume Powerful 20V MaxLithium battery provides cordless convenience t...oquickly clean up your outdoor spaces such as decks or patios 2-Speed control for versatility to switch between lighter &... 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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$184.00 $99.00

Makita Specifications: Max. Air Volume: 91 cfm Max. Air Velocity: 179 MPH No Load Speed: 0-18,000 Watt hours: 54.0 Battery: 18V (3....0 Ah), not included Overall Length: 20-3/4" Tool Weight (with battery): 3.9 lbs. Makita BUB182Z Includes: Blower (Bare tool) Nozzle (132025-7) Makita BUB182Z Features: LXT Lithium-Ion battery and optimum charging system produces 430% total lifetime work with 2.5x more cycles Makita-built motor produces a maximum air velocity of 179 MPH and a maximum air volume of 91 cfm Up to 12 minutes of continuous operation from a single charge at high speed Variable speed (0-18,000 RPM) for optimal speed control Compact design at only 20-3/4" long and weighs only 3.9 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue Ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control Soft grip handle provides increased comfort on the job Makita Lithium-Ion provides longer run time, 5x lower self-discharge (for use any time) & 16 firm holding contact terminals (for constant high power) 3-year manufacturer warranty on tool Battery and charger sold separately. This unit replaces the BUB182Z. read more

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