DeWalt Blower

DeWalt Blower

DeWalt had in mind though. The DeWalt 20V Max Blower and String Trimmer are aimed right at the heart of their core user base – 20V Max Cordless Tool owners. These guys are professional tradesmen, not lawn maintenance pros.

When we asked who the target end user is for the DeWalt 20V Max Blower, we were told it’s the same guys using DeWalt 20V Max cordless tools from miter saws to drills and everything in between. What do those guys need OPE for? Actually, tradesman and contractors don’t need to blow leaves across their lawn, they need to clean up their work site. That’s why the blower is a lot more relevant than it might appear at first glace. It’s a time saving replacement for having to sweep everything up. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the new blower’s performance.

DeWalt 20V Max Blower Performance

When I considered the performance of the DeWalt 20V Max Blower, the first thing I did was reflect on the intended use. It’s to save me time that I would normally spend sweeping or vacuuming after the job is done. We put it to the test after making a rather large mess with several drills boasting more than 1000 inch pounds of torque.

I quickly realized that using a seemingly under powered (from a landscaping standpoint) blower was actually a good thing in the shop. We have a couple of large Clopay commercial doors and a traditional door opening in the shop. Trying to control the debris with a 40V model at full blast would have been fun, but not productive. Unless you’re working without walls, 20V power is a good thing.

Which is the best leaf blower—gas or electric?

When buying a leaf blower, you need to determine whether you’d prefer a gas-powered or electric model. If you select a gas leaf blower, you’ll need enough strength and mobility to rev up the engine by using a pull cord, since it often requires a hard yank. In addition, many gas-powered blowers consist of a two-stroke engine, which requires a mixture of gasoline and oil that you’ll need to prepare and keep on hand.

If you choose an electric leaf blower, you must either remember to charge the battery before use (if it has a battery) or, for corded models, find an outlet that gives you the best access to your yard. Another consideration before you buy is the issue of a cord getting tangled around objects like sprinkler heads and shrubs.

If you prefer total control over the leaf blower’s speed and you have a big area to cover, choose a unit that offers substantial power and maneuverability. If you have a smaller yard and only plan to do the occasional simple cleanup, then one with less power and maneuverability will work nicely.

Leaf Blower Buying Guide

Features like speed, battery life and a comfortable design are all important when shopping for your leaf blower. Here’s what you should know.

  • Power Source: First, decide if you want an electric, cordless or gas-powered leaf blower. Each has its own positives and negatives, and depend on the size of the area you’re using it. Battery-powered models have the advantage of being wireless, but have a limited runtime before needing to be charged. A leaf blower with an electrical cord won’t run out of power, but it will limit how far you can take it (without extension cords). Gas-powered models, on the other hand, can get expensive to operate, with frequent trips to fuel up, not to mention the noise and exposure to fumes. A motor that dissipates heat is also good to have for long uses.
  • Battery: The electric Lithium-Ion batteries are measured in volts, and normally a 20-volt battery will get you about 15-30 minutes of use. If that’s not enough to cover your yard, keep in mind that these often come with multiple batteries, with the ability to stock up on more. Simply swap them out when it dies and you’ve instantly upped your time.
  • Speed: For a low speed setting, about 60mph is the usual range, while high speed can hit up to 150mph. Dry leaves and debris blow away pretty easily, but for wet ones like after a rainstorm, that’s where you’re going to need some muscle behind the breeze.
  • Comfort and Ergonomics: Of course, a more lightweight blower will be easier to control for long stretches of time. Consider going with one under 10 pounds. For height, some models come with extension nozzles to make them more comfortable to use. A handle that’s coated in rubber can also give you a better grip and greater control, while a trigger lock means you won’t have to manually hold the power switch the entire time.

Our Top Picks

1. Dewalt DCE100B 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Jobsite Blower

Dewalt DCE100B

Struggling to find the perfect jobsite blower for home or domestic use? The Dewalt DCE100b battery blower is an awesome product, perfect for small spaces and quick jobs in your home garage or small yard. There is no need to worry about lugging around heavy machinery either as it is compact, lightweight and powered by a rechargeable battery!

If you are looking for a handheld battery-powered blower that will get the job done right, then this product by Dewalt is a good option. It makes cleaning your small garden, garage, or workshop an easy task that can be completed in minutes, without unnecessary strain or effort.

Overall, the unit packs many standout features into a super convenient body. Read on to find out all there is to know about the Dewalt DCE100B, one of the top rated leaf blowers that is made in USA.


  • 3-Speed switch provides you control and versatility
  • Variable speed trigger allows adjustment of blowing power in use
  • Trigger lock-on reduces end user fatigue
  • Lightweight compact design allows use in space restricted areas

2. Dewalt DCBL770X1 60V MAX 3.0 Ah Cordless Handheld Lithium-Ion XR Brushless Blower

Dewalt DCBL770X1

DEWALT is expanding the FLEXVOLT System with Outdoor Power Equipment. The OPE Equipment lineup will include the new 60V Chainsaw, Handheld Blower, and String Trimmer, all featuring the new FLEXVOLT 60V 3.0Ah battery.

The DCBL770X1 is average in terms of air volume. It’s rated at 423 CFM, which is common for cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Ryobi RY404100, with 730 CFM, could be in your good books.

Users can expect a maximum autonomy of 30 minutes from its battery, which means the DCBL770X1 won’t run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 which offers up to 96 minutes of runtime.


  • Powers through debris at up to 423 CFM of air volume at 129 MPH.
  • Flat concentrator nozzle increases air speeds to 175 MPH to power through stubborn debris
  • High-efficiency brushless motor maximizes run time and motor life
  • Variable speed trigger and speed lock for total power control
  • Lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes stress on your arm
  • Designed to withstand everyday heavy-duty usage

3. Dewalt DCBL772X1 60V MAX FLEXVOLT 3 Ah Brushless Handheld Axial Blower Kit

Dewalt DCBL772X1

As part of the 60V MAX FLEXVOLT battery system of high-powered products, the 60V MAX FLEXVOLT Brushless Handheld Axial Blower powers through your task with up to 600 CFM of air volume and 125 MPH. It features a variable speed trigger and speed lock to control the blower output. The brushless motor design is high efficiency to provide high power and helps extend runtime. This kit also comes with a 20V/60V MAX FLEXVOLT Battery that can both power your line-up of 60V MAX tools and equipment as well as your 20V MAX tools and can be charged with your 20V MAX chargers.


  • High-efficiency brushless motor helps extend runtime
  • Powers through debris at up to 600 CFM of air volume at 125 MPH
  • Designed to withstand everyday heavy-duty usage
  • Variable speed trigger and speed lock maintain control of the blower output
  • Includes 60V MAX 3 Ah Battery and Charger
  • Note: The battery amp hour when used with this 60V MAX blower will be 3 Ah. If used with a 20V MAX Dewalt tool, the amp hour will be 9 Ah. Total battery watt hour will be the same at 180 Wh.

4. Dewalt DCBL722B 20V MAX XR Lithium-Ion Brushless Handheld Cordless Blower

Dewalt DCBL722B

The 20V MAX Brushless Handheld Blower provides the ability to clear debris with an air volume of up to 450 cubic feet per minute and up to 125 miles per hour with the concentrator nozzle. With a lightweight and ergonomic design, the blower gives users directional control and tackles user fatigue. The variable speed trigger and speed lock give the user full power control.

As expected it has a variable speed control, a lock on-switch and what appears to be a newly designed trigger. The previous version had a more traditional trigger whereas the new model has a paddle-like trigger.

The biggest change to the design is the placement of the battery socket, which is now placed at the rear, which allows the use of 20V Max or larger FlexVolt batteries, allowing for longer run time. The previous model had the battery connection at the base.


  • Up to 450 CFM of air volume and up to 125 MPH with concentrator
  • Innovative axial fan design that maximizes on air output and run time
  • Low noise during operation – 66 dB(A), ideal for noise sensitive regions and properties
  • High-efficiency brushless motor helps extend run time and motor life
  • Lightweight and ergonomic design allows for easy control and arm movement
  • Variable trigger and speed lock for precise power control

5. Dewalt DCBL590BR 40V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Backpack Blower

Dewalt DCBL590BR

The DEWALT Backpack Blower features a brushless motor and 450 CFM of air volume at 142 MPH. The product features an active second battery well for an additional battery and extended run time if needed. The control handle features a battery switch that enables you to select which battery to draw energy from or to lock the tool off for transport or storage. The handle also includes a full variable speed trigger and a speed lock that is activated and deactivated with the push of a button. At only 63 dBA, the backpack blower is compliant with noise-restricted regions and ideal for working on noise-sensitive properties.


  • Up to 450 CFM and 142 MPH performance
  • Designed to withstand everyday heavy-duty usage
  • Battery switch to select which battery well to draw energy from or to lock the tool off
  • Low noise during operation at 63 dBA
  • Variable speed trigger with speed lock


How long does a DeWalt 20V blower last?

I would say full power 20 minutes. But do the fact the trigger is variable speed you can adjust the power level of the blower speed to suite your needs, making the battery life longer.

What is the strongest DeWalt blower?

The FLEXVOLT 60V MAX* Handheld Blower powers through debris at 129 MPH. It features a variable speed trigger and speed lock for total power control, and its lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes stress on your arms.

What is the difference between 20V and 60V?

So, 60V trimmer is a lot more powerful than 20V, while using the same battery, 60V one will last shorter. More power = shorter run time. If you need high power, get 60V one. If you need marginal power with longer run time, 20V.

Is Dewalt Flexvolt worth it?

Reviews in some places are really good for the Dewalt Flexvolt tools. Dewalt’s done a great job at designing powerful and rugged tools that work as good and in some cases better than their 120v corded counterparts. Many users are actually surprised at the power and ruggedness of a battery tool.

What does CFM mean on a leaf blower?

What Is Leaf Blower CFM? For many people, CFM isn’t a familiar measurement. But CFM is short for cubic feet per minute. It’s a measure of volume, or how much air passes through a leaf blower’s nozzle in one minute.

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