10 Best Cordless Leaf Blowers of 2021 [Reviews]

Man using cordless leaf blower on the sidewalk

Cordless leaf blowers go with you anywhere leaves, grass clippings, or other yard debris need cleaning up –– and our list of 10 best cordless leaf blowers will help you to pick the right one for your needs. 

Cordless leaf blowers typically run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Battery-powered leaf blowers are easy to maintain, better for the environment, and don’t give off harmful fume emissions like gas blowers. 

Pros and cons, horsepower, weight, cost –– let’s check out how each of these 10 cordless leaf blowers whoosh away yard debris. But more importantly, let’s help you choose which leaf blower is best for you and your lawn. 

*Note: All prices listed are subject to change. 

How We Measured the Best Cordless Leaf Blowers

We scouted the market for our favorite picks and gathered the data of the best performing cordless leaf blowers. 

We ranked each cordless leaf blower in three categories: performance, weight, and cost. 

We value performance above all else. So when we averaged the rankings, we made sure to give the performance category the heaviest weight.

Here’s what the weighted average looked like: 

Performance: 75%
Weight: 15%
Cost: 10%

How did we measure performance? A leaf blower’s power includes miles per hour (mph) and cubic feet per minute (CFM). We used a formula to help us compare the two values with other leaf blowers mph and CFM. 

The equation allowed us to calculate one number we could easily compare across the board. Here’s the formula we used: 

MPH x CFM x .0001= Performance Index

Next, we ranked the different performance indices and plugged that ranking into the weighted average. The higher the performance index, the higher the leaf blower ranked in our performance category.

Now that we’ve covered how we measured the cordless leaf blowers on this list, let’s not waste any more time. Let’s see our top picks and find a leaf blower that meets your needs. 

Top 10 Cordless Leaf Blowers – Reviews

1. KB Kobalt 80-Volt Max Lithium Ion 630-CFM

KB Kobalt 80-Volt Max Lithium Ion 630-CFM Brushless Cordless Electric Leaf Blower (Battery Included)

Need a high performing battery-powered leaf blower that doesn’t take a bite out of your wallet? The KB Kobalt 80-volt leaf blower packs a punch with an airspeed of 140 mph and air volume of 630 CFM. And it’s not too heavy given its power, coming in just under 9 pounds. 

With a fully charged 80-volt, 2.5-Ah battery, this cordless leaf blower provides up to 75 minutes of run time on the low setting. 

The KB Kobalt 80-Volt also comes equipped with a variable speed trigger that makes it easy to increase or decrease the airflow for the blowing task at hand. If you have only a bit of dirt to clean up, you don’t need to worry about wasting battery life. 

Specifications:

MPH: 140 mph
CFM: 630 cfm
Weight: 8.9 lbs. 
Battery: 80-volt, 2.5-Ah battery 
Performance index: 8.82

Pros: 

✓ Brushless motor
✓ Variable speed trigger allows you to increase or decrease airflow easily
✓ Cruise control
✓ Affordable price for a high performing leaf blower
✓ Not too heavy 
✓ 75 minutes of run time

Cons:

✗ Has only the third-highest performance index
✗ 75-minute run time is only on the low setting

2. EGO Power+ LB5804

EGO Power+ LB5804 580CFM Variable-Speed 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Leaf Blower 5.0Ah Battery & Charger Included

If your garage already features EGO equipment, then make room for the EGO Power+ LB5804. This cordless leaf blower is compatible with all EGO Power+ ARC lithium batteries, so if you already have a few EGO batteries on hand, you’re two steps ahead. 

This cordless leaf blower placed second on our performance ranking, but it earns bonus points with a high-efficiency brushless motor that delivers longer run times, extended motor life, and low vibrations. 

The EGO Power+ LB5804 makes controlling airflow easy. Its variable speed control allows you to deliver between 225 and 580 CFM, so you never have to sweat over a light project that needs just a little airflow. 

And if you need to crank the power to 580 CFM? With the turbo boost, you can get to full speed with the click of a button. 

And check out the run times: 

  • 200 minutes on low speed
  • 30 minutes on high speed
  • 18 minutes on boost mode

Specifications:

MPH: 168 mph
CFM: 580 cfm
Weight: 9.6 lbs.
Battery: 56-volt, 5.0-Ah battery
Performance index: 9.74

Pros: 

✓ Second-highest performance index
✓ Brushless motor
✓ Variable speed control 
✓ Turbo boost button 
✓ Only 100-minute charging time
✓ Flat and tapered nozzle attachment included
✓ Ergonomic design for user comfort and balance

Cons:

✗ A bit heavy at 9.6 pounds
✗ On the expensive side

3. 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 holds many of the same features as the EGO Power+ LB5804, but it has a greater horsepower. That added horsepower will let you tackle more demanding projects, including snow, wet leaves, rocks, and mud. 

But what’s the drawback to more power? Weight and cost. While you may relish the first few minutes of the EGO Power+ LB6504’s added strength, the nearly 13-pound piece of equipment could lead to muscle fatigue fast. And your wallet will be almost $300 short. 

The EGO Power+ LB6504 comes with a turbo button control, cruise control, and speed dial. Take it easy between 250 and 500 CFM, or crank up the air volume to 650 CFM with the turbo blast. 

The EGO Power+ LB6504 has similar run times to the EGO Power+ LB5804 but is slightly shorter on boost mode. Check this out: 

  • 200 minutes on low speed
  • 30 minutes on high speed
  • 15 minutes on boost mode

Specifications: 

MPH: 180 mph
CFM: 650 cfm
Weight: 12.9 lbs
Battery: 5.0-Ah, 56-volt ARC battery
Performance Index: 11.7

Pros: 

✓ Highest performing cordless leaf blower on our list
✓ Flat and tapered nozzle attachments included.
✓ Brushless motor
✓ Cruise control 
✓ Variable speed control
✓ Ergonomic design for user comfort and balance
✓ Turbo boost

Cons:

✗ Most expensive cordless leaf blower in our top 10
✗ Heaviest cordless leaf blower in our top 10

4. Toro PowerPlex 51690

Toro PowerPlex 51690 Brushless 40V MAX 480 CFM 150 MPH Cordless Blower, 2.5 Ah Battery & Charger Included

The cordless Toro PowerPlex 51690 is an excellent tool for small yards or light debris. Its design makes controlling the speed comfortable for the user, and the cordless blower even allows for additional attachments (though those are sold separately). 

The variable speed trigger, turbo boost, and speed lock are positioned close together for easy access and comfortable balance for the user. 

Need to clean your gutters or widen the path your leaf blower can cover? Expand the leaf blower’s utility so you can get more work done with one piece of equipment. Attach the Toro gutter cleaning kit or path-widening, oscillating nozzle kit to your Toro PowerPlex 51690 blower to get more work done with less effort. 

Keep in mind that the kits and attachments are not included with the leaf blower and are sold separately. 

Specifications: 

MPH: 150 mph
CFM: 480 cfm
Weight: 8.4 lbs
Battery: T90 Battery #88540
Performance Index: 7.2

Pros: 

✓ Affordable 
✓ Powerful and lightweight
✓ Turbo boost
✓ Brushless motor
✓ Variable speed trigger
✓ 60-minute run time at low speed
✓ T90 battery is compatible with all Toro PowerPlex tools
✓ Convenient accessories and kits are available
✓ Takes 60 minutes to recharge
✓ Not as loud as gas blowers. Has a decibel rating of 63 dB (A)

Cons: 

✗ Accessories sold separately
✗ Only up to 10 minutes of run time at turbo speed. 
✗ Placed sixth in our MPH and CFM performance ranking

5. Greenworks BL80L2510

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

Greenworks’ mission is to be the leader in battery-powered outdoor power tools for DIY consumers and landscaping professionals, and the Greenworks BL80L2510 cordless leaf blower is a great example.  

Blowing winds at 145 mph with a volume of 580 CFM, this leaf blower doesn’t tackle only those dry and wet leaves –– it also makes sure time is on your side. 

When most battery leaf blowers run out of juice in just 10 to 15 minutes at high speed, the Greenworks BL80L2510 lets you finish your task with an impressive 22 minutes of run time at high speed. 

And when this Greenworks leaf blower runs out of power, its quick charger will have your battery ready to go in just 40 minutes. 

Specifications: 

MPH: 145 mph
CFM: 580 cfm
Weight: 10 lbs
Battery: 80-volt, 2.5-Ah battery 
Performance Index: 8.4

Pros: 

✓ Variable 3-speed trigger 
✓ Cruise control
✓ Comfortable over-mold grip
✓ The battery is compatible with over 20 80V Lithium-Ion MAX system tools.
✓ Brushless motor
✓ Long run time at high speed
✓ Speedy recharge at only 40 minutes

Cons:

✗ 10 pounds may be too heavy for some users

6. DEWALT Flexvolt DCBL772X1

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

Less noise, little maintenance, and no harmful emissions –– battery leaf blowers are besting the high-maintenance and smelly gas blowers. 

But one drawback to battery-powered equipment is buying a new battery for each tool. Or if the company you buy from has compatible batteries, the battery is sometimes only compatible with a low number of tools. 

That all changes with the DEWALT Flexvolt DCBL772X1 leaf blower. With an airspeed of 125 mph and air volume of 600 CFM, this robust leaf blower also comes with a versatile MAX Flexvolt battery compatible with both 20-volt MAX tools and 60-volt MAX tools. The battery does double-duty by powering up devices with different voltages. 

And did we mention the 20V/60V battery is compatible with over 200 products? Now that’s a lot of tools. 

Specifications: 

MPH: 125 mph
CFM: 600 cfm
Weight: 12 lbs
Battery: 60-volt MAX Flexvolt 3.0-Ah battery 
Performance Index: 7.5

Pros: 

✓ Brushless motor
✓ Variable speed trigger and speed lock 
✓ The battery is compatible with 200+ 20-volt and 60-volt Flexvolt tools

Cons:

✗ This leaf blower ranks second heaviest on this list at 12 pounds. 

7. RYOBI RY40470VNM

RYOBI RY40470VNM 125 MPH 550 CFM 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Jet Fan Leaf Blower - 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger Included

Need a leaf blower that can get the job done but doesn’t leave the neighbors complaining about your loud equipment? The RYOBI RY40470VNM leaf blower has got you covered. With a decibel rating of 59 dB (A), this quiet leaf blower keeps the neighbors happy without sacrificing powerful performance. 

With an airflow of 125 MPH and 550 CFM, it’s a surprise how such a mighty tool can have a decibel rating under 60 dB (A). But the RYOBI RY40470VNM appears to have no trouble blowing leaves while staying among the quietest leaf blowers on our list. 

And if you’re already a fan of RYOBI, that’s even better. The leaf blower is compatible with the RYOBI 40-Volt battery and charger you’ve got sitting in the garage. 

Specifications: 

MPH: 125 mph
CFM: 550 cfm
Weight: 9.7 lbs
Battery: 40-volt, 4.0-Ah battery
Performance Index: 6.875

Pros: 

✓ Turbo button 
✓ Brushless motor
✓ Variable speed trigger
✓ Exceptionally quiet cordless leaf blower 
✓ Battery compatible with other 40-volt RYOBI tools

Cons:

✗ 9.7 pounds may be heavy for some users

8. Oregon Cordless BL300

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

The Oregon Cordless BL300 gets the dirt and debris out of your gutters, car, deck, or garage with ease while also being comfortable to use. The leaf blower is equipped with a lightweight design, shoulder strap, and ergonomic handle to lessen the fatigue often associated with powerful leaf blowers. 

The leaf blower’s design also includes built-in holes to make for easy hanging in the garage or shed. 

And with a decibel rating of 64.6 dB (A), it won’t be causing the same noise pollution as most gas leaf blowers or even some other cordless leaf blowers. 

Specifications: 

MPH: 131.5 mph
CFM: 507 cfm
Weight: 8.4 lbs
Battery: 40V 4.0Ah Battery
Performance Index: 6.66705

Pros: 

✓ Brushless motor
✓ Variable speed trigger 
✓ Turbo button
✓ Built-in holes for easy hanging
✓ Ergonomically designed handle and shoulder strap
✓ Low noise pollution at 64.6 dB (A)

Cons:

✗ May not have enough power for those heavy-duty jobs.

9. WORX WG591 Turbine

WORX WG591 Turbine 56V Cordless Battery-Powered Leaf Blower with Brushless Motor & TurboBoost

Are the larger leaf blowing tasks weighing you down? Only 8.1 pounds, the WORX WG591 features an ergonomic design that ensures optimal weight distribution so you can limit fatigue. What good is a heavy and robust piece of equipment if you grow too tired and can’t get the job done? 

When debris and leaves cover the driveway and grass clippings sprinkle the sidewalk, rely on your WORX WG591 to finish the job with ease. And if you need to save on run time or crank it up a notch, choose between three different power options to find the best airflow for the task at hand. 

A 90-minute charge time, turbine fan technology, and variable speed control –– the WORX WG591 may be just the tool you need to hang in the garage. Already have a WORX 56V battery operating another tool? Save a few dollars and use it for your new leaf blower –– no need to buy a new WORX battery. 

Specifications: 

MPH: 125 mph
CFM: 465 cfm
Weight: 8.1 lbs
Battery: 56V Max Lithium Battery
Performance Index: 5.8125

Pros: 

✓ Brushless motor
✓ Variable speed control
✓ Turbine fan technology
✓ 90-minute charge time
✓ Lightweight
✓ Less fatigue
✓ Affordable

Cons:

✗ Might not be suitable for demanding debris cleanup

10. DEWALT 20V MAX XR DCBL722P1

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Leaf Blower, 125-MPH, 450-CFM (DCBL722P1)

The exceptionally lightweight DEWALT 20V MAX XR DCBL722P1 ensures easy control and less user fatigue. The leaf blower weighs in at 5.43 pounds and features an ergonomic design, variable speed trigger, and speed lock. 

This leaf blower is perfect for small jobs if you are shopping on a budget. Blow away the dry leaves and grass clippings without having to break the bank for horsepower you don’t need. And you won’t have to break a sweat either, as this leaf blower is the lightest tool on your list. 

Specifications: 

MPH: 125 mph
CFM: 450 cfm
Weight: 5.43 lbs
Battery: 20V MAX XR Premium Lithium-ion 5.0Ah Battery
Performance Index: 5.625

Pros: 

✓ Lightest leaf blower on our list
✓ Variable speed trigger
✓ Speed lock
✓ Brushless motor
✓ Ergonomic design

Cons:

✗ Not powerful enough for demanding tasks

Buyers Guide

CFM, MPH, run time, weight, battery, gas –– there’s plenty to consider when buying your cordless leaf blower. We’ve shown you our top 10 picks, but now it’s up to you to make that final decision on which piece of equipment is best for you and your landscape. 

Yard size and project size

Here’s the thing about leaf blowers: No single leaf blower is right for all job types. Some leaf blowers aren’t strong enough to even move an acorn, while others can send a brick across the parking lot. 

MPH and CFM play a significant role in how powerful your leaf blower is. If you have a small lawn that gets only a few dry leaves every autumn, we would recommend a leaf blower that won’t send you flying into the neighbor’s yard. 

But if you have a large yard with an abundant collection of leaves, a high performing leaf blower could save you time and help get the job done with little effort. 

Here’s a good rule of thumb when shopping for your leaf blower: 

A CFM over 700 is best for commercial work and heavy-duty projects. Leave that leaf blower to your lawn care company or take the appropriate steps to learn how to operate the commercial equipment safely. 

A leaf blower with a CFM between 400 and 700 is excellent for homeowners with medium to large yards or projects. A 400 to 700 CFM packs a good punch and is easier to control than a professional piece of equipment over 700 CFM. 

If you have a small yard, a light cleanup, or prefer not to handle powerful equipment, we recommend a leaf blower between 200 and 400 CFM. The air volume shouldn’t send you flying, and it should be just strong enough to blow the grass clippings and stray leaves off your sidewalk or driveway. 

Comfort

Yard work can easily take up the whole day. And when you’re working hard in the hot sun, small things you never considered before become important –– the comfort in operating your tools, for instance. 

If you’re interested in a leaf blower designed for comfort, take a look at options specifically geared toward your needs. Maybe you need a padded strap, ergonomic handle, or a handheld blower with evenly balanced weight.

Plenty of manufacturers design their leaf blowers with added comfort in mind. Look for special features or comfortable accessories that may help in your decision making. 

Weight

In addition to uncomfortable design, another factor that can bring on leaf blower fatigue is the weight of the tool. If a leaf blower is too heavy for you, then operating it will can easily become tiresome. 

And while weight and horsepower typically go hand in hand, there are plenty of handheld and backpack leaf blower designs that are lightweight without sacrificing performance quality. 

Don’t let your leaf-blowing project drag out because the tool is too heavy to operate. If weight and fatigue are a concern, the best leaf blower for you is a lightweight option. 

Sound

Many counties and cities have local ordinances in place to limit noise pollution. Before buying your leaf blower, make sure its decibel rating is appropriate for your area’s laws.

Run time

Run time is tricky to navigate when it comes to buying leaf blowers. The most important thing to remember is that some manufacturers inflate their numbers. 

High numbers can sometimes lead consumers to believe they’re buying a 600 CFM leaf blower with an unbelievable run time. (When really they’re buying a leaf blower that will last only 10 minutes on the 600 CFM setting). 

Let’s break it down: 

If a 600 CFM cordless battery leaf blower is advertised as having a 60-minute run time, you may need to do some research into the product. For example, sometimes, the advertisement won’t specify which air volume or speed settings grant that 60-minute run time. 

In some cases, the leaf blower will have only a 60-minute run time if the user keeps the CFM or MPH at the lowest setting. It’s best to check the owner’s manual online and make sure you know the exact run time for your needed power setting. 

FAQs About Leaf Blowers

1. What is MPH when it comes to leaf blowers?

MPH is short for miles per hour and measures how fast the air passes through the leaf blower tube. If your leaf blower has a 200 MPH, that means the air moves at a speed of 200 miles per hour. 

2. What is CFM?

CFM is short for cubic feet per minute and measures how much air passes through the leaf blower’s nozzle. So while MPH measures air speed, CFM measures air volume. If your leaf blower has a 700 CFM, it will blow 700 cubic feet of air per minute.

3. Which is more critical, MPH, or CFM?

Both numbers are significant, not just one. So don’t let an exceptionally high rating of a single measurement mislead you. 

For example, just because a leaf blower has a high MPH doesn’t always mean it will be strong enough to move that pile of wet leaves. If the high MPH is coupled with a low CFM, how much debris will a small amount of fast traveling air really move? Not much.

A high performing leaf blower will have both a high MPH and high CFM –– not just one or the other. 

4. What is a brushless DC motor?

Brushless DC motors offer several advantages over brushed motors. Brushless motors increase reliability and equipment lifetime, reduce noise, and eliminate ionizing sparks and brush erosion. Learn more about brushless DC motors in this video by Learn Engineering.

When to Call a Professional

Sometimes the best option isn’t to buy a leaf blower at all. Consider leaving the job to the professionals so you can enjoy more time with the people you care about. Call a local lawn care professional near you to clean up the leaves and debris for you. 

Like the idea of more free time? A lawn care professional can handle more than blowing or raking  your leaves. A professional can fertilize the grass, add mulch, maintain your flower beds, and help ensure your lawn is the best-looking turf in the neighborhood. 

The best cordless leaf blower in our book? That may be the one that stays in the professional’s hands and gives you more time with family and friends. 

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Jane Purnell

Jane Purnell

Jane Purnell is a freelance writer and actor in New York City. She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and enjoys a warm cup of French press coffee.