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Table comparing different aspects of products.
Costs
Price ($) Expand to view more details.

Recommended or typical retail, as of December 2017.

$299
$472
$379
$99
$947
$199
$619
$49
$119
$199
$129
$349
Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (65%) and ease of use (35%).

Performance score (%) Expand to view more details.

We test with dry leaves and small twigs in a 20 square metre area. We time how long it takes to blow all the leaves into a pile, and for models with a vacuum function, how long it then takes to convert from blower to vacuum mode and vacuum up the pile of leaves. The fastest blowers clear the area of leaves in under 4 minutes. If a model runs out of power before cleaning the whole area its score is penalised accordingly.

Ease of use score (%) Expand to view more details.

We check how easy each model is to use. This includes using its controls, and and how comfortable it is to hold and operate.

Noise, user's position / 7.5m (dBA) Expand to view more details.

We measure the blower noise in blower mode at the user's ear level and at 7.5m away.

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

We recommend blower vacs that score at least 70% overall.

Type
Vacuum function Expand to view more details.

Some models are blower-only; this option shows the ones that also have a vacuum feature.

No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Comments
Good points
Bad points
Features
Detachable tube
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Carry strap
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Nose wheel Expand to view more details.

This helps when vacuuming, as it's easier to trundle the inlet around on the ground if it has a nose wheel.

No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Specifications
Type
Battery (cordless)
Battery (cordless)
Battery (cordless)
Petrol (2-stroke)
Battery (cordless)
Petrol (2-stroke)
Battery (cordless)
Electric (corded)
Battery (cordless)
Battery (cordless)
Electric (corded)
Battery (cordless)
Motor power / capacity
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
0.75
not applicable
2.4
not applicable
not applicable
2.4
not applicable
Battery
18V, Li-ion
54V, Li-ion
56V, Li-ion
not applicable
36V, Li-ion
not applicable
2 x 18V, Li-ion
not applicable
18V, Li-ion
18V, Li-ion
not applicable
36V, Li-ion
Battery capacity (Ah) Expand to view more details.

Measured in ampere-hours (Ah). Larger capacity typically means a longer running time.

Battery life (min) / stated charge time Expand to view more details.

Battery life is the running time in minutes. Stated charge time is the claimed time to charge the battery from flat to full charge (not measured).

Cord length (cm) Expand to view more details.

na - Not applicable (not electric mains-powered).

not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
39
not applicable
not applicable
32
not applicable
Claimed blow speed (km/h)
160
207
176
270
173
not stated
193
270
210
245
375
190
Claimed bag capacity (L) Expand to view more details.

na - Not applicable (no bag / vacuum function).

not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not applicable
not stated
not applicable
40
not applicable
not applicable
45
not applicable
Warranty (yrs) Expand to view more details.

Some blowers have separate warranties for the battery and the blower.

6 blower, 3 battery (registration required)
3
5 blower; 3 for battery and charger
2
2
not stated
2
3
5 blower; 3 for battery and charger
4 blower (6 years with registration), 3 for battery and charger
4
2
Blower dimensions (LxWxH, cm)
90 x 14 x 32
96 x 23 x 40
92 x 16 x 26
87 x 23 x 33
90 x 13 x 27
98 x 27 x 48
98 x 20 x 29
121 x 35 x 18
88 x 15 x 17
97 x 17 x 21
124 x 19 x 43
86/102 x 17 x 23
Weight (kg)
3.35
4.5
3.5
3.55
4
5.2
4.1
3.4
1.7
2.25
5.1
3.35
Contents of packaging
Blower, battery, battery charger, blower instructions, charger instructions, 2 x warranty, battery handle sheet
Blower, wide nozzle, large nozzle, DCB547-XE battery, DCB118-XE charger, instructions, warranty
LB5300E Blower, BA1400 battery, CH2100E battery charger, blower instructions, charger instructions, battery instructions, support sheet, registration sheet
Blower, 76ml synthetic lubricant, instructions, instruction sheet, warranty
Blower, QC330 charger, Bli200 battery, strap, blower instructions, charger instructions, battery instructions
Blower, fuel bottle, blower tube, vacuum tube, mulch pipe, mulch bag, screwdriver/wrench, instructions
Blower, charger, 2 x batteries, blower instructions, charger instructions, warranty
Blower/vac, bag, strap, manual, quick start guide
Blower, PXBP-200 battery, PXCG-120 charger, instructions, 18V range brochure
Blower, RB18L50 battery, RC18120 charger, blower instructions, charger instructions, battery instructions, warranty, safety sheet
Blower/vac, bag, strap, manual, warranty
Blower, AK20 battery, AL-101 battery charger, instructions
Origin
China
China
China
China
Sweden
not stated
China
China
China
China
China
Austria
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