Leaf Blowers Features Comparison
For small areas around the house or garage, a cheap electric blower is easy to turn on and lets you avoid the fumes of a gas blower and the added weight of a full fuel tank. But if you will be out of the range of a power cord or have lots of landscaping to work around, a gas blower is the way to go. The power of a budget leaf blower is determined by its ability to push out a high volume of air (measured in cubic feet per minute, or CFM) at a high velocity. A leaf blower that also vacuums and mulches can offer a better value and help you spend less time getting leaves into a collection bin. Weight is an important factor if you want to be able to carry around a handheld leaf blower for any length of time. While no leaf blower can be called quiet, you can minimize the noise pollution you produce. Depending on where you live, you may not be allowed to use a blower that registers more than 70 decibels at 50 feet from the user.
|Power Source||Airflow||Vacuum/ Mulcher||Weight||Noise Level|
|Toro 51599 Ultra estimated price $70||Electric||255 CFM on blow, 390 CFM on vacuum/235 mph||Yes||7.5 pounds||67 decibels|
|Husqvarna 125B estimated price $143||Gas||470 CFM in housing, 425 CFM with nozzle/170 mph with flat nozzle||No||9.4 pounds||70 decibels|
|Craftsman 74828 estimated price $75||Electric||240 mph (Volume not specified)||Yes||8.1 pounds||Less than 70 decibels|
|Weed Eater FB25 estimated price $77||Gas||290 CFM/170 mph||No||8.1 pounds||70 decibels|