Best leaf blower reviews

Makita ZMAK-BHX2501 Petrol Leaf Blower

If you are looking for a fairly heavy duty petrol leaf blower, then this piece of kit from the renowned Makita brand could be just the thing for you. Weighing in at around 4½kg this easy to use 4 stroke engine petrol blower is easy to start every time. It can easily be switched from blower to vacuum. The Makita BHX2501 petrol leaf blower has a comfortable, single hand grip with thumb control throttle and a easy push lock device. The new OHV 4-stroke engine runs on unleaded petrol and is much quieter than many of the 2 stroke models available.


Vacuum bag and extra nozzles are available for this leaf blower as optional extras.


The Makita BHX2501 has replaced the similar Makita BHX2500. It is suitable for garden use as well as for commercial and landscape use.


“This leaf blower starts first time every time and is very easy to use. It is fairly light for the type of petrol leaf blower but is quite hard work for extended use.”

The Best Leaf Blowers

If you live in a neighbourhood where there are a lot of trees, cleaning out those leaves on your yard will take a long time if you are only using a rake. A leaf blower makes cleaning leaves and other garden debris much easier during the autumn season. A leaf blower is a tool that is used to propel loose dry leaves and other debris into one spot so that you can easily sweep them up later. There are many different brands and models of leaf blowers in the market, so it can be difficult to tell which are the best leaf blowers.

Check out this list of the best leaf blowers to find a leaf blower that suits your needs.

Toro 51609

The Toro 51609 is a leaf blower, leaf shredder, and vacuum in one device. This 3-in-1 tool makes cleaning your yard much easier. It can propel a large volume of leaves and debris with its air volume of up to 390 cfm and an air speedof up to 235 mph. The Toro 51609 has a variable speed motor and a rugged metal impeller that creates fine mulch. The Quick-Release Latch allows you to switch from blower mode to vacuum mode in seconds. The Toro 51609 has an average customer rating of 4.5 stars at online stores such as Amazon.

Hitachi RB24EAP

The Hitachi RB24EAP leaf blower is equipped with a 23.9 cc two-stroke, commercial-grade engine for excellent reliability and performance. It is capable of producing an air volume of 441 cfm and an air speed of 170 mph for faster debris movement. The Hitachi RB24EAP is also very easy to use and comfortable to hold because it weighs only 8.6 pounds. It also has a large throttle lever that makes it easy to operate using only one hand.

Poulan Weed Eater WEB160

The Poulan Weed Eater WEB160 is an electric blower that is ideal for propelling loose leaves during the autumn season and cleaning driveways and sidewalks after cutting grass. Its compact and lightweight size (weighs only 4.5 lbs.) makes it easy to use and operate. The Poulan Weed Eater WEB160 features a 7.5 amp electric engine and an ergonomic handle for more comfort. This leaf blower is simple and does not have any special features, but it is one of the most affordable leaf blowers in the market.

Husqvarna 350BT

The Husqvarna 350BT leaf blower is a landscape professional’s leaf blower. It features a 2.1 horsepower X-Torq engine and an integrated backpack harness that makes it easier to carry around. The X-Torq engine has better fuel efficiency (20% less fuel consumption) compared to other leaf blowers and reduces

Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Leaf Blower

With the advances in battery technology it’s now possible to power a leaf blower with a battery that is light enough to make it a viable option. Often cordless dvices such as cordless drills don’t have the power that mains connected devices have. However for small jobs you won’t be disappointed with the power output of this Bosch leaf blower.

The Bosch ALB 18LI is an extremely lightweight cordless leaf blower which is powered by a removable 18v lithium-ion battery. The unit produces a concentrated 210 km/hr jet of air which is sufficient for  powerful and rapid clearing of leaves for up to 10 continuous minutes per charge. Ergonomic and lightweight, the ALB features a detachable blower tube which can be easily removed using its quick release button, to allow compact and fuss-free storage.

Comfortable and Lightweight Leaf Blower

The ALB 18LI cordless leaf blower is created with comfort and convenience in mind: there is a soft grip handle and its lightweight construction makes it easy to use.

Powerful Lithium-Ion Battery for Leaf blowing

The advantage of a battery blower is that because the ALB 18LI leaf blower is cordless, you are free to move around your garden and thoroughly clear leaves in all areas. The battery is 50% lighter than conventional batteries, which gives the leaf blower maximum manoeuvrability. The 18 volt battery fully charges in just 3171 hours and, because lithium-ion batteries do not lose charge while in storage, it will always be ready to use. As part of the Bosch ‘Power4All’ initiative, the ALB 18LI’s battery is fully interchangeable with other 18 volt lithium-ion powered Bosch DIY and garden tools. This makes the battery highly versatile, and allows extended use of the leaf blower by using the batteries from your other Bosch power tools.

Picking a leaf blower

How to Choose Leaf Blowers

Are you tired of cleaning the dried leaves and other debris in your yard using manual tools like broom and rake? Why not buy a leaf blower that can blow all those dried leaves and small twigs easily to one part of your yard? This will make cleaning the yard an easy, even enjoyable, task. But before you jump ahead and buy one of those leaf blowers available in gardening or tool shops, you have to know first what kind of leaf blower you should buy. Here are some considerations when choosing leaf blowers.

Check how the leaf blower is powered-petrol or electricity. It is up to you which one you will choose. For instance, if you have a big yard and you need to use the blower far from an electric outlet, you should consider buying the kind that uses fuel or petrol. But if you have a small yard, then an electric leaf blower is okay.

Choose a blower that does not produce too much noise.

Check for baffles or mufflers. These are features that lessen the noise of leaf blowers. The typical leaf blower produced 60 to 65 decibels.

Know what kind of engine the blower has. There are only two kinds of engines for blowers-2 stroke and 4 stroke engines. Blowers with 4-stroke engines are more powerful and heavy duty than the ones with 2-stroke engines. If you have a big yard, choose the more powerful leaf blower and the less powerful one if you have a small yard.

Most leaf blowers have three different functions in one-to blow, mulch, and vacuum. If you need to do all three in your yard, then choose the blower that has all three functions to save money and to do your tasks much faster and more efficiently.

There are two ways to measure how blowers move leaves and other yard debris-by volume flow and by speed flow. Volume flow is the amount of air that the leaf blower shoots out and speed flow is the speed of air that comes out of the machine.

Check if you can change the nozzles of the leaf blower you are planning to buy. Changing nozzles can help make the air from the leaf blower more focused on a smaller area which makes it stronger, or spreads the air into a wider area, making the air less strong.

You should also know how you will be able to move the blower. There are some leaf blowers that you can carry with your hands, and others that you can place on your back with a strap. There are also those which you can put on a tractor, which is ideal for really big yards.

If you have a small yard and if you are just planning to carry the blower around, you might want to choose something light and small. But if you have a big, it will be very tiresome and time-consuming if you will just use a hand-held leaf blower. Choose the one that can be mounted on a tractor for faster and easier yard clean-up.