Best electric leaf blowers – tips and great deals

These days, electric leaf blowers are perhaps the most popular such tools for around the house use. They are not as punchy as the gas powered leaf blowers, but do offer a good balance between performances, comfort and acquisition price.

Not to mention that most such devices are lighter than the gas blowers (the majority are handheld) and also offer mulcher/vacuum operating modes, so you’ll not only use them to blow leafs away, but also to cleanly vacuum and gather the debriefs.

Electric leaf blowers - great for tasks around the house

Electric leaf blowers – great for tasks around the house

In this post I’m going to tell you a couple of things about the electric blowers, about their pros and cons, and I’ll also show you what are the most popular such house tools in the US at the moment, based on my personal experience with most of them and also the marks and reviews posted by regular buyers.

So, here’s what’s to like about an electric leaf blower:

  • these devices are generally quiet and clean;
  • also, they won’t generate as many vibrations as a gas blowers;
  • they provide decent power, but can’t face heavy stuff like moving vast amounts of leafs or big wet debriefs (wet leafs are a problem too for most of them);
  • most versions offer mulcher/vacuum functions;
  • they come with pretty affordable prices, but remember, you do get what you pay for in the end.

And of course, there are some bad parts:

  • while some electric blowers can offer a decent amount of power, they are not match for the petrol powered ones;
  • they need to be always connected to a power cord, and you’ll have to drag a cable behind you. This limits mobility and brings extra costs (as you might have to buy a longer cable to be able to perform all the needed tasks)
  • most such devices only come with 1 year warranty (there are some bundled with 24 month warranty though)
You do get stuck with a pesky power cord in your way though

You do get stuck with a pesky power cord in your way though

So, electric blowers are great for basic tasks around the house. If you plan to use them for driveways, decks, garage floor or in the yard, but don’t have too many trees or a big lot, if you live in California (or other places where most gas blowers are banned) or if you leave somewhere in the south (where you’ll seldom have to face wet leaves), these machines are great for you.

Plus you do get a clean and quiet device and you won’t have to spend a fortune on it. However, if mobility and power are the things you need, you’d better turn towards one of these gas leaf blowers.

Now, that you know what to expect from these electric tools, here are theĀ  most popular devices right now in the US, based on their price/performances ratio and reviews from those who already own them. Click each name for more details, reviews, pics, etc.

 

The Best Electric leaf blowers available right now

  • Toro 51609 Ultra – handheld, 12 amp engine, variable speed, 235 mph air blow, most popular in the US right now in this class, 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher, metallic impeller;
  • Toro 51618 Super – handheld, the cheaper version of the one above, has a plastic impeller, 12 amp engine, variable speed, 230 mph air blow, 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher;
  • Troy-Bilt TB125QS Mulchinator – handheld, 12 amp 2-speed engine, 257 mph air speed, 425 CFM, 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher with leaf bag included, 2 years warranty;
  • WORX TriVac WG500 – handheld, 12 amp engine, 210 mph air speed, 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher, ergonomic and light body;
  • GreenWorks24022 – 12 amp engine, 235 mph air speed, 2 speed electric engine, 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher, affordable;
  • Black & Decker LH4500 – handheld, 12 amp 2 speed engine, 240 mph air speed, 385 CFM, 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher, comes with leaf bag;
  • Weed Eater WEB160 – handheld, 7.5 amp single speed engine, 160 mph air speed, light, very cheap and reliable;
  • Toro 51585 – handheld, 7 amp 2-speed engine, 160 mph air speed, very light, good reviews from owners.

As you can see, you have a couple of different options for good electric blowers, all with discounted prices. You can see some more in here , plus accessories for them in the dedicated category on this site. Remember that if you want to get them in the grass, you should pick something with an air speed above 200 mph. In fact, the more powerful the better, although power on such machines comes with increased size and noise levels (to around 70 db).

Of course, there are surely other good electric leaf blowers on the market I might have missed. If you happen to know some, please leave a comment and I’ll have a look. For now, that’s about it and I do hope I’ve helped you pick a proper leaf blower tool, according to your needs and budget.

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