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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.