10 Best Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers of 2021 [Reviews]

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Battery-powered leaf blowers are quiet, easy to use, and come in all shapes and sizes, but which one is right for your yard?

To help you answer that question, LawnStarter studied the market to find the 10 best battery-powered leaf blowers for homeowners. We considered the most important factors — performance, cost, and battery run time, and then a weighted average ranking based on all three.

10 Top Battery-Operated Leaf Blowers – Reviews

*Note: All prices listed are subject to change.

1. Ego Power+ LB6504

EGO Power+ LB6504 650 CFM Variable-Speed 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Leaf Blower 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Included

The Ego Power+ LB6504 is best in performance, and it’s reasonably priced. The LB6504 features a variable-speed dial, as well as a turbo button for blasting through stubborn spots.

Our champ was the heaviest handheld blower that we evaluated, but Ego Power+ sells an affordable shoulder strap that you can easily attach.

When it comes to battery-operated leaf blowers, this Ego Power+ unit stands above the rest as the most capable for even the toughest jobs. Its 650 CFM maximum power even rivals some gas-powered models. 

Specifications:  

  • Power: 134 mph / 650 cfm
  • Weight: 11.25 lbs
  • Battery: 56V / 5.0 Ah
  • Run time: 16 minutes, 56 seconds

Pros

✓ High-powered blower that can handle most jobs
✓ Speed dial and turbo button make it versatile
✓ Good battery life
✓ Includes additional nozzle attachments

Cons:

✗ Heavier than most handhelds

2. Ryobi RY40440

Ryobi RY40440 40 Volt 145 MPH 625 CFM Cordless Brushless Variable Speed Backpack Leaf Blower with Lithium-Ion Battery and Charge Kit

This backpack leaf blower from Ryobi looks like the commercial models used by the professionals, with a pivoting tube and ergonomic handle to go with its backpack style. It has impressive airflow from a brushless motor that makes blowing leaves a breeze.

Bonus points: Product testers at Popular Mechanics say it’s both comfortable to wear and shockingly quiet.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 145 mph / 625 cfm
  • Weight: 17.8 lbs
  • Battery: 40V / 5.0 Ah
  • Run time: 47 minutes, 31 seconds

Pros

✓ Tons of power with top-ranked battery life
✓ Variable speed with cruise control
✓ comfortable handle and adjustable straps
✓ Very quiet

Cons:

✗ Heavier than most battery-powered blowers
✗ Can be difficult to maneuver

3. Greenworks BPB80L2510

Greenworks 80V 145MPH - 580CFM Cordless Backpack Leaf Blower, 2.5Ah Battery and Charger Included BPB80L2510

Another backpack-style blower, this Greenworks model was highly-ranked in both performance and battery life. It’s the lightest of the backpack blowers that we evaluated, while still packing a serious punch.

A heavy-duty, 80-volt lithium-ion battery helps it maintain high air volume throughout its 19 minutes of run time. The flexible blower tube pivots upward at the elbow, which makes it more compact and easier to store than other backpack models.

The unit’s only downside is that it was the most expensive blower we evaluated.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 145 mph / 580 cfm
  • Weight: 11.6 lbs
  • Battery: 80V / 2.5 Ah
  • Run time: 19 minutes

Pros

✓ Powerful, yet quiet
✓ Comfortable and compact
✓ Adjustable speed settings

Cons:

✗ Expensive

4. Greenworks BL80L2510 80V

Greenworks BL80L2510 80V Jet Electric Leaf Blower, 2.5Ah Battery and Charger Included

The Greenworks BL80L2510 80V offers a lot — strong performance, moderate run time, variable speeds, a turbo setting, and a precision nozzle — for a reasonable price.

It’s also surprisingly light at less than 9 pounds, given the power it packs.

This Greenworks battery-operated leaf blower is a champ at cleaning up most small to medium-sized yards.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 127 mph / 580 cfm
  • Weight: 8.8 lbs
  • Battery: 80V / 2.5 Ah
  • Run time: 13 minutes, 20 seconds

Pros

✓ Lightweight design increases maneuverability
✓ Tapered nozzle adds precision power
✓ Compatible with other Greenworks 80V batteries

Cons:

✗ Shorter run time than comparable blowers
✗ Less power than comparable blowers

5. DeWALT DCBL772X1

DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V MAX Blower, 125 MPH, 600 CFM (DCBL772X1)

DeWALT’s DCBL772X1 is a study in contrasts but this battery-powered leaf blower ends up being a strong option for most yard cleanup jobs.

What do we mean by a study in contrasts?

Well, for example, this Dewalt model might not have airspeed that will blow you away, but its shape makes it maneuverable. It doesn’t have the run time for the biggest of yards, but its rugged design makes it durable enough to transport for all kinds of jobs.

Bottom line: This might be the most versatile leaf blower on our list.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 105 mph / 600 cfm
  • Weight: 9.6 lbs
  • Battery: 60V / 3.0 Ah
  • Run time: 12 minutes, 30 seconds

Pros

✓ Durable and maneuverable design

Cons:

✗ Shorter run time

6. Ego Power+ LB6002

EGO Power+ 145 MPH 600 CFM Variable-Speed Turbo 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Backpack Blower with 5.0Ah Battery and Charger

This Ego Power+ battery-powered leaf blower combines style, comfort, and high performance.

While it’s the heaviest blower on the list, it boasts comfortable and easily adjustable straps and a more futuristic look than the other backpack blowers we’ve seen.

The only downsides to the LB6002 are its high price and relatively low battery life.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 118 mph / 600 cfm
  • Weight: 19.3 lbs.
  • Battery: 56V / 5.0 Ah
  • Run time: 12 minutes

Pros

✓ Strong performance
✓ Comfortable backpack strap system
✓ Flat bottom frame for easy upright storage

Cons:

✗ Is expensive
✗ Short battery life
✗ Blower tube has low range of motion 

7. Makita XBU02

MAKITA USA INC XBU02PT 18V X2 LXT Blower kit, green

This Makita battery-powered leaf blower is built for efficiency, and its compact, well-balanced design makes it great for smaller yards.

Good to know: The narrow nozzle delivers a focused and precise air stream that is great for tight corners, but not for larger yards or dense piles of leaves.

Downsides: While the Makita XBU02 has decent performance, it loses points for mediocre run time and a steep price tag compared to similar blowers.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 138 mph / 473 cfm
  • Weight: 9.2 lbs.
  • Battery: 36V / 5.0 Ah
  • Run time: 11 minutes, 16 seconds

Pros

✓ Variable speed dial
✓ Balanced design
✓ Quiet

Cons:

✗ Lacks the power for big jobs
✗ Is expensive by comparison

8. Greenworks GBL80300 80V

Greenworks Pro 80V Cordless Brushless Axial Blower, 2.0Ah Battery and Rapid Charger Included

The 80V Greenworks GBL80300 is a perfect leaf blower for small to medium-sized yards.

It doesn’t have the same power or battery life of the other Greenworks models on the list, but the GBL80300 definitely can handle your yard cleanup job.

Bonus points: It’s also extremely quiet and includes a rapid charger to reduce battery life issues.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 125 mph / 500 cfm
  • Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Battery: 80V / 2.0 Ah
  • Run time: 12 minutes

Pros:

✓ Variable speed
✓ Rapid charger included
✓ Quiet, only 60 decibels

Cons:

✗ Lacks the power of similarly priced models

9. Greenworks 40V Leaf Blower/Vacuum 24322

Greenworks 40V 185 MPH Variable Speed Cordless Leaf Blower/Vacuum, 4.0Ah Battery and Charger Included 24322

There’s a lot to like about this Greenworks leaf blower and vacuum hybrid. It offers solid performance as a blower and easily switches to a leaf vacuum that will mulch with the included attachments.

This unit also has six speeds, including a turbo setting, and the second-longest run time on our list. It’s even surprisingly light at less than 6 pounds.

The downside of this model is that the leaf vacuum aspect makes it at least $100 more expensive than blowers with more leaf moving ability.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 185 mph / 340 cfm
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs.
  • Battery: 40V / 4.0 Ah
  • Run time: 21 minutes

Pros

✓ Light, yet moderately powerful
✓ Variable speed settings
✓ Easily switches to a leaf vacuum

Cons:

✗ Much more expensive than other more powerful blowers

10. Oregon BL 300

Oregon Cordless BL300 40V 151 MPH Leaf Blower with 4.0Ah Battery and Charger

The simple and compact design of the Oregon BL 300 leaf blower makes it one of the most maneuverable units on our list, but it is a middle-of-the-road performer in each of the categories we ranked.

Here’s an example: This Oregon battery-powered leaf blower has variable speed and a turbo button, plus the power to handle stubborn debris, but its relatively short run time makes it unsuitable for more sizable yards.

Specifications:  

  • Power: 121 mph / 507 cfm
  • Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Battery: 40V / 4.0 Ah
  • Run time: 7 minutes, 22 seconds

Pros

✓ Design makes it easy to maneuver
✓ Variable speed trigger and turbo boost button

Cons:

✗ Short battery run time

Buyers Guide 

While our ranking of the best battery-powered leaf blowers will help you move through the noise of a crowded field, the decision on which one is best for you and your yard is up to you. Not all leaf blowers are created equal, and your specific needs should factor into your choice.

These are some of the factors to consider when shopping for a battery-powered leaf blower:

Work type

The type of yard work you’ll be using your leaf blower for is a major factor.

  • Are you in a rainy area where wet leaves are the norm?
  • Are you hoping your blower can move snow too?
  • Is your blower more for grass clippings or clearing pine needles?
  • Do you simply need to clear a garage or workshop floor?

Your answers to these questions will influence your selection of a battery-powered leaf blower.

Yard size

The size of your yard is also important.

Do you live on a multi-acre lot with many large trees? This might eliminate some of the smaller blowers or blowers with shorter run times from your consideration.

Do you live in a townhome or on a smaller lot with tight corners? You may want to put more stock in weight and maneuverability.

How We Ranked the Best Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers

We ranked a collection of battery-powered leaf blowers by performance, cost, and battery life, then created an overall ranking using a weighted average to come up with our list of the top 10.

Performance

Leaf blowers are meant to move leaves. When it comes to performance, the best way to determine a leaf blower’s ability to move leaves (outside of lining them all up and using them) is to look at the power at which the blower blows. 

This is measured in two numbers: miles per hour (mph) and cubic feet per minute (cfm). We combined and indexed these numbers to create a performance ranking for each blower. Performance was given the greatest weight in the overall rankings.

Curious about how leaf blowers work? This video explains this in more detail:

Cost

Investing in a leaf blower is a lot more expensive than buying a rake. You want to spend what’s necessary to get a quality product, but you don’t want that investment to break the bank. The benefits of your blower should be worth the cost.

To account for price, we ranked each blower from least to most expensive and gave price the second-greatest weight in the overall rankings.

Battery run time

Battery-powered leaf blowers don’t last nearly as long as gas-powered or corded leaf blowers. It’s the sacrifice you make for the ease-of-use and untethered freedom of a cordless leaf blower powered by batteries.

But batteries die, and the last thing you want is a battery that can’t finish the job before it kicks the bucket.

We ranked battery life from longest to shortest, gave it the third-most weight, and factored it into our overall rankings.

FAQs About Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers

1. What is the most powerful leaf blower?

The strongest leaf blowers designed and marketed for personal use are around 700 cfm. Professional grade blowers will have a cam above 700, and typically between 900 to 1,000.

What this means: Commercial, gas-powered blowers are stronger, but they are reserved mostly for lawn care companies and trained professionals. 

2. Are electric blowers any good?

Yes. Not only do they have the power to compete with many gas-powered models, but they are also much quieter, much easier to start and use, and typically much lighter. They are also much more environmentally friendly than gas-powered models since they don’t give off emissions. 

3. Who makes some of the best leaf blowers?

Beyond the battery-operated leaf blowers in our top 10, other big-name power tool brands like Stihl and Toro make leaf blowers. If you are a fan of a particular tool brand, you may prefer a leaf blower from that family.

Something else to consider: Various tools from a manufacturer often share a common battery. 

4. Is a battery- or gas-powered leaf blower better?

This depends on your yard, the type of work you intend to use it for, and what’s most important for you in a leaf blower.

Gas-powered models will perform better on large yards, wet leaves, snow, and difficult debris. They also typically will run longer on a single fill-up than an electric model will on a single charge. 

However, gas-powered blowers are cumbersome, require more effort to maintain, and can be difficult to start. 

Electric models are quieter, easier to use, and won’t give off any harmful emissions. They are much more efficient for small yards or light jobs. 

Battery-powered or gas-powered leaf blower? The choice is yours.

Conclusion

Thanks to an eco-friendly trend in the world of lawn tools, battery-powered leaf blowers have become more popular than ever. This means that there are a ton of options to choose from for all different purposes. 

Choosing the right battery-powered leaf blower for you will mean picking from a variety of really good blowers. Our list ranks the 10 best, based on performance, cost, and battery life, to make it easier to choose the best leaf blower for your yard.

You know what’s even easier than using our list to pick the best leaf blower? Having a professional do the leaf blowing for you. Find a lawn care professional near you if you’d rather blow off your yard work and relax instead.

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Ryan Plank

Ryan Plank

Ryan Plank is a freelance writer and journalist in Orlando, Florida. He studied at Florida State University and is an avid golfer.