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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended or typical retail, as of December 2017.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 59 and 997
Some models are blower-only; this option shows the ones that also have a vacuum feature.
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.
enter value/s in increments of i between 55 and 86
Ease of use score
We check how easy each model is to use. This includes using its controls, and and how comfortable it is to hold and operate.
enter value/s in increments of i between 67 and 83
enter value/s in increments of i between 1.7 and 5.2
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Noise at user's position and at 7.5m (dBA)
- Battery capacity (Ah)
- Battery life (min) / stated charge time
- Good points
- Bad points
- Vacuum function
- Motor power / capacity
- Cord length (cm)
- Claimed blow speed (km/hour)
- Claimed bag capacity (L)
- Detachable tube
- Carry strap
- Nose wheel
- Warranty (years)
- Blower dimensions (cm, L x W x H)
- Weight (kg)
- Contents of packaging
- Country of origin