After testing dozens of leaf blowers, we’re confident we found the best cordless leaf blower out there! Also, get a guide for top products in this category.
Although compact and comfortable, this blower lacks a speed button lock.
This multitasking blower may not be powerful enough for big tasks.
Lightweight and great for light jobs, this blower has a battery that runs out of juice quickly.
Perfect for light jobs, this sweeper lack the power of a blower.
This lightweight blower is powerful enough for only light jobs.
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A leaf blower’s power is a combination of airspeed or velocity in miles per hour (MPH) and air flow or volume in cubic feet per minute (CFM). The higher power, the more easily your blower will move objects. Use it on low for clearing tight spaces or sweeping dust on a flat surface.
When using a leaf blower, remember to
Tired of raking leaves into piles and then onto blankets to drag to the curb? Spending hours sweeping the garage? Thanks to cordless leaf blowers, this back-breaking work is now a breeze. If you have the best cordless leaf blower, that is…
Unlike electric leaf blowers, cordless models leave you free to roam around–to the yard’s far corners, down the driveway, up on the roof … anywhere! Although less powerful than gas leaf blowers, cordless blowers are convenient and easy to use. No fiddling with fuel: just attach the battery and go. These tools make clean-up quicker, easier, thorough, and fun.
How and where you will use the blower? To remove leaves from your yard? To clear debris and clippings from your driveway? To blow leaves off the roof or out of the gutters?
With variable speeds and power levels, most blowers can tackle all of these jobs. Some blowers can perform more detailed tasks like cleaning small spaces or drying the car.
Or you could even…
Crank up the power for bigger jobs, like pushing leaves across the lawn.
Save your back and arms by choosing a blower light enough to use easily. You’ll need to carry around the blower long enough to finish the job.
Smaller blowers are more maneuverable. That’s a big consideration for a lot of people.
The biggest complaints about leaf blowers are noise and air pollution. Since almost all of the reviewed models don’t use gas, most are emissions-free. If you use a cordless leaf blower that uses a rechargeable battery, be sure to dispose of it responsibly.
Price depends on a cordless leaf blower’s power, size, versatility, “green-ness” and brand. Our reviews below will help you weigh all of these factors against the sticker price and your budget.
The Greenworks PRO 80V 125 MPH – 50 CFM Cordless Blower has a digitally controlled brushless motor for more torque and quiet operation.
Use the trigger to change between its three speeds (low, medium and high). The highest speed makes blowing through leaves (dry and wet) a breeze! The lowest speed works well for more precise cleaning of nooks and crannies.
The Greenworks PRO 80V 125 MPH – 50 CFM Cordless Blower uses a rechargeable battery that lasts about 70 minutes on the lowest speed, 20 minutes on medium speed, and 15 minutes at the highest speed.
Although the Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower uses fuel, it’s fuel efficient and meets or exceeds EPA and CARB exhaust and evaporative emissions regulations. Its commercial duty engine is clean burning,
It has lower emissions than average leaf blowers powered by fuel.
The fuel-efficient Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower has Mechanical Automatic Engine Decompression for quick, easy starts.
You’ll like the easily replaceable and accessible dual stage air filter. The Makita BHX2500CA Commercial Grade 4-Stroke 24.5cc Handheld Blower has a cruise control lever for reduced user fatigue–so you can work longer without tiring.
We really liked the WORX WG517 Electric Blower, 7.5 Amp because of its power and utility.
We just could not resist.
After testing it out, we had to make our list of best electric leaf blowers.
This lightweight, ergonomic blower has a four-speed control for switching between light cleaning and heavy leaf removal in the yard. The WORX WG517 Electric Blower, 7.5 Amp has a hyper stream air nozzle that delivers high-power air force for, especially tough jobs.
Ergonomic and lightweight, the DEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion XR Brushless Blower combines a high-efficiency brushless motor with an axial fan design that maximizes run time, motor life, and air output. It harnesses this power for “oomph” when blasting air out of its long tube.
The variable speed trigger gives you precise, total control over the blower’s output. So switching between low (for delicate areas like flowerbeds) and high (for stubborn leaves that need more of a push) is quick and easy.
More than half of Makita DUB182Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Blower owners love this blue baby. Small and light, this blower clears debris without kicking up dirt or dust.
Versatile with variable speeds, it is perfect on low for small jobs like blowing pollen off the car, cleaning outside doormats, blowing grass clippings off the mower, dusting outside wicker furniture, etc.
Fun fact: A photographer uses it during shoots to create wind for hair-swept looks.
Powerful for its small size
Not powerful enough for wet leaves and extensive yardwork
Battery and charger sold separately
The versatile and lightweight WORX AIR 20V Multi-Purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner with 120 MPH is excellent for jobs all around your home: the deck, driveway, sidewalk, patio, workshop, garage, shed, and even inside for tight spots.
Now get this:
The WORX AIR 20V Multi-Purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner with 120 MPH comes with eight different attachments for multiple jobs. Use the Extension Hose with the Dust Tube for hard-to-reach areas, the Dust Brush on larger items like patio furniture and window sills, the Detail Brush in small places and on delicate surfaces (i.e., computer keyboards) and the Wide Nozzle on recently washed surfaces (i.e., a car or window).
The Short Tube attachment focuses powerful air pressure for a concentrated flow. And to save your breath, the Inflator Nozzle and Deflation Cover inflates and deflates objects like rafts, pool toys, mattresses, yoga balls, etc.
Lightweight and convenient
Perfect for multitasking
Not powerful enough for big jobs (i.e., clearing the yard)
Battery lasts only 10-15 minutes
The Greenworks 24V Cordless Jet Blower, 2.0 AH Battery Included 2400702 is useful for cleaning debris and leaves off hard surface areas, like decks, porches, and patios. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, it has two speeds to adjust airflow to get a lot of different jobs done.
Lightweight and quiet, the BLACK+DECKER LSW221 20V MAX Lithium Cordless Sweeper performs small jobs effectively, like clearing debris, lawn clippings, pine needles and leaves from hard flat surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, decks, porches, and garages. Perfect for quick clean-ups, this sweeper is small and light enough for anyone to use – even for lifting and blowing away cobwebs.
Not strong enough to move wet leaves or leaves across grass
Some users found the battery life only 5-10 minutes
BLACK+DECKER LSW36 40V Lithium-Ion Cordless Sweeper’s manufacturer does not recommend it for use in the grass or for fall leaf cleanup.
So what is it good for?
This low-noise sweeper works well for clearing debris from smooth, hard surfaces like driveways, decks, and garages. It is powerful enough to blow grass clippings, sand, dirt, cobwebs, dog hair, dry leaves, and the like.
Vibrates a lot during use
Powerful enough for only light jobs
With its variable adjustable speed and extension tube, the Greenworks 40V 150 MPH Variable Speed Cordless Blower, 2.0 AH Battery Included 24252 is convenient for different light jobs. It can clear leaves and debris from flat, hard surfaces like driveways and sidewalks as well as pine needles from the gutter and roof. Also, you can reach out-of-the-way places like dryer and bathroom vents and around smoke detectors.
The best part?
With an electric motor, this blower starts easily and vibrates little.
Easy to maneuver
Battery life sometimes shorter than 30 minutes on low
Not powerful enough for wet leaves or a yard full of leaves
When choosing the best cordless leaf blower, you’ll want to weigh the features (power, size, etc.) against the cost to find the best value for you.
Whether you putter around the yard or are a budding landscape artist, be sure to check the model’s features to find the most useful tool for you.
And, on that note, here are two top place finishers we know you’ll be blown away by.
Although more expensive than the other models, the Greenworks PRO 80V 125 MPH - 500 CFM Cordless Blower ticks many boxes. It’s lightweight, easy to use, relatively quiet, and powerful. Simply put: It gets the job done.
This lightweight, ergonomic blower provides the best blast for the buck. The icing on the cake was the four-speed switch to take you from light clean-up to heavy duty mode in fractions of a second.
Big yard, small yard--it makes a difference! Either way a cordless leaf blower will save you hours of time tackling falling leaves. But, there’s a lot more uses for cordless leaf blowers too! Tell us about all the projects you use your leaf blower for in the comments below. The more creative, the better!
Look at a model’s airspeed or velocity in miles per hour (MPH) and air flow or volume in cubic feet per minute (CFM).
Battery life depends on the blower model as well as the power level of use. Recharging time can range from 30 to 90 minutes.
Refer to each manufacturer for specific warranty coverages. Sometimes the blower and battery warranties are separate.
Home improvement guru Bob Vila is a helpful source for tips on using a cordless leaf blower.