Best Cordless Leaf Blower Reviews 2024

Best Cordless Leaf Blower Reviews

The battery-powered blower landscape sure has changed since we did our first head-to-head review several years ago. There are a lot more options, and the performance is leaps and bounds ahead. So, who makes the best cordless leaf blower in 2024?

That depends on what your specific needs are. We have recommendations for handheld and backpack models covering the highest performance to high value and a lot in between!

Our Best Cordless Leaf Blower Top Picks

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Best Cordless Leaf Blower Power (Handheld Models)

EGO 765 CFM Battery-Powered Blower

Best Cordless Blower Power | EGO 765 CFM Battery-Powered Blower

We had blowers from EGO, Ryobi, and Stihl all hitting more than 21 Newtons. But that was then and this is now. EGO’s 765 CFM blower is redefining the landscape by producing more than 25 Newtons with its stock 5.0Ah battery. It even touched 26 Newtons using a 10.0Ah battery in our tests. That’s legit backpack blower territory! When it comes to handheld models, this is the most powerful cordless leaf blower you can get.

  • Best For: High-performance homeowner and property owner use
  • Max Airflow: 765 CFM
  • Max Air Speed: 200 MPH
  • Blowing Force: 26.0 Newtons

Price: $249.00 bare tool, $329.00 with a 5.0Ah battery and charger, and $499.00 with two 5.0Ah batteries and charger

If you want to save some money and still have one of the strongest battery-powered models available, give the EGO 650 CFM blower a look!

Quietest Cordless Leaf Blower

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 730 CFM Blower

Best cordless leaf blower noise level

As battery-powered blowers have increased in power, their noise levels have crept up along with it. Reversing that trend, Ryobi’s 40V HP Brushless 730 CFM leaf blower crushed it in our Newton force test by hitting 21.7 N. But instead of producing the 85–88 decibels most high-performance blowers do, it’s just 72 decibels in high and 76 decibels in Turbo measuring from our operator’s ear.

Let’s put that in perspective. The SPL (decibel) scale shows that a drop of just 3 decibels is half the sound pressure level. However, a drop of 10 decibels sounds half as loud. For Ryobi, running in Turbo mode hits your unprotected ear with roughly 8x lower SPL and half the perceived loudness. It’s incredibly impressive when you’re using it side-by-side with other cordless blowers.

Though it’s a few decibels louder, the Stihl BGA 200 is another model that’s quieter than most.

  • Best For: High-performance homeowner and property owner use
  • Max Airflow: 730 CFM
  • Max Air Speed: 190 MPH
  • Blowing Force: 21.7 Newtons

Price: $229.00 bare, $329.00 with two 4.0Ah batteries and charger

Best Cordless Leaf Blower Vac

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless Jet Fan Blower Vacuum

Ryobi 40V Leaf Blower Vac

Ryobi shook things up with the launch of its 40V HP Brushless blower vac. Other designs have a somewhat awkward side intake method of switching the nozzle around between blowing and vacuuming modes. Ryobi keeps everything in line and eliminates the nozzle switch. Instead, you just attach the bag, flip the impeller from blow to vacuum, and you’re on your way.

It’s no slouch in the performance department with the brushless motor delivering 600 CFM and 100 MPH. While that is a little low on the airspeed side, it’s plenty to handle the blowing and collection of fall leaves that’s the primary goal of this design. It’s also a solid mulcher, using a metal impeller to reduce those leaves down at a 20:1 ratio.

  • Best For: Homeowners who want leaf blowing, collection, and mulching in one tool
  • Max Airflow: 600 CFM
  • Max Air Speed: 100 MPH
  • Blowing Force: 16.7 Newtons

Price: $369.00 bare, $469.00 with two 4.0Ah batteries and a rapid charger

Best Cordless Backpack Leaf Blower

Greenworks Commercial Backpack Leaf Blower

Greenworks Commercial teased a backpack blower that would redefine how much blowing force battery powered leaf blower can produce. We’ve tested it, and they delivered on those promises. Taking advantage of two batteries to extend the runtime, it’s rated at 36 Newtons. In our tests, it hit 36.9 Newtons, giving Greenworks Commerical the distinction of having the most powerful battery-powered leaf blower we’ve tested.

In addition to its blowing force, Greenworks Commercial also includes a handy display on the throttle. You can easily see your battery levels and which mode you’re in with just a glance. Combined with a comfortable harness and a Pro-focused design, it’s a serious option for Pros who want to move away from gas but have been holding back because of performance.

  • Best For: Cordless high-performance professional use
  • Max Airflow: 755 CFM
  • Max Air Speed: 225 MPH
  • Blowing Force: 36.9 Newtons

Price: $449.99 bare tool, $1299.99 kit with two 8.0Ah batteries and dual-port charger

Best Cordless Leaf Blower For the Money

Greenworks Pro 60V 610 CFM Leaf Blower

Best Value Battery Leaf Blower

Getting the most bang for your buck doesn’t mean dropping completely away from excellent performance. Greenworks’ Pro 60V 610 CFM blower offers the best value in our opinion. It pairs a top blower force of 19.7 N with a $199.99 price tag that includes a 2.5Ah battery and charger. While you can find cheaper battery-powered blower kits, you’ll have a hard time finding one at that price that pushes this much air.

  • Best For: Upper mid-range performance for homeowner use
  • Max Airflow: 610 CFM
  • Max Air Speed: 130 MPH
  • Blowing Force: 19.7 Newtons

Price: $199.99 with a 2.5Ah battery and charger

Best Budget Cordless Leaf Blower

Skil PWRCore 20 Brushless Leaf Blower

Skil 20V Blower Size

Trying to find a cordless leaf blower under $100 is a tall task, and we didn’t find any that include a battery and charger that we’d use ourselves. What we did find comes from Skil’s PWRCore 20 lineup, and there are several reasons why it’s worth upping your budget a bit to grab.

First, it has a brushless motor that produces up to 400 CFM—a much more relevant level of airflow than the cheaper models we considered. Skil also packs it with a 4.0Ah battery, offering higher capacity and runtime than less expensive options that only include a 2.0Ah pack. Finally, there’s the platform. The battery in this kit can operate any of Skil’s PWRCore 20 tools. In our experience, they offer a lot of bang for the buck, so you’re entering into a system of power tools and lawn care equipment that can tackle nearly any weekend project you’d like to take on.

  • Best For: Homeowner use
  • Max Airflow: 400 CFM
  • Max Air Speed: 52 MPH
  • Blowing Force: 9.0 Newtons

Price: $129.99 kit with a 4.0Ah battery and charger

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Best Craftsman Cordless Leaf Blower

Craftsman V20 Brushless RP Leaf Blower CMCBL730

410 CFM/110 MPH

Homeowner level option with a brushless motor at a price that’s easier on the wallet than many brushless competitors.

Price: $149.00 kit with a 5.0Ah battery and charger

Best DeWalt Battery-Powered Leaf Blower

DeWalt 60V Max High Power Lead Blower DCBL777

760 CFM/160 MPH

Significantly improved performance and noise level put DeWalt back in the picture as a contender for professional handheld use.

Price: $269.00 bare, $399.00 with a 4.0Ah battery and charger

Best EGO Cordless Leaf Blower

EGO Commercial Backpack Blower LBPX8000

800 CFM/190 MPH/26 N

Hitting 27.9 Newtons on our force meter, this Pro-grade backpack blower uses two batteries for longer runtime and has a high-tech digital display on the trigger.

Price: $399.00 bare tool, $699.00 kit with two 6.0Ah batteries and dual-port charger, $1299.00 with two 10.0Ah batteries and dual-port charger.

Best Greenworks Battery-Powered Leaf Blower

Greenworks Pro 60V Leaf Blower BL60L02

700 CFM/170 MPH/20.0N

High-performance homeowner option that’s in an elite group to achieve the 20-Newton mark.

Price: $179.99 bare, $299.99 with a 5.0Ah battery and charger

If a backpack blower is the style you’re after, Greenworks has an 824 CFM/151 MPH dual-battery model that promises to eclipse the performance of the 700 CFM handheld model. It’s $299.99 as a bare tool or $499.99 as a kit with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger.

Best Hart Cordless Leaf Blower

HART 40V SuperCharge Leaf Blower

650 CFM/160 MPH/16.3 N

Mid-range homeowner option that hit 17.1 Newtons on our force meter and is conveniently available at Walmart.

Price: $268.00 with a 5.0Ah battery and charger

Best Kobalt Cordless Leaf Blower

Kobalt 80V Max Leaf Blower KHB 6380-06

630 CFM/130 MPH

Upper-level homeowner blower that takes advantage of Kobalt’s higher performing 80V battery system.

Price: $169 bare tool, $269 kit with a 2.5Ah battery and charger, $349 kit with a 4.0Ah battery and charger

Best Makita Cordless Leaf Blower

Makita ConnectX Backpack Blower CBU02

670 CFM/160 MPH/22 N

High-capacity commercial-level backpack blower that achieves 20+ Newtons and is designed to replace 65 cc gas models.

Price: $749.00 bare tool, $1379.00 battery

Best Masterforce Battery-Powered Leaf Blower

Masterforce 80V Leaf Blower 2400794VT

730 CFM/170MPH

A recent 80V battery system offers a huge jump in performance over Masterforce’s previous cordless leaf blowers.

Price: $219.99 with a 2.0Ah battery and rapid charger

Best Milwaukee Battery-Powered Leaf Blower

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Dual Battery Leaf Blower 2824

600 CFM/145 MPH/18.0 N

Two High Output batteries offer a big improvement in performance on a Pro-level model that boasts a higher steady-state (non-turbo) blowing force than any gas handheld blower.

Price: $299.00 bare tool

Keep your eyes open for the launch of Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel Dual Battery Backpack Blower. With 650 CFM and 155 MPH on the stat sheet, it has the performance to replace your 60 cc gas model. It’s $449 as a bare tool or $1299 with four 12.0Ah High Output batteries and dual-port charger.

Best Ridgid Battery-Powered Leaf Blower

Ridgid 18V Leaf Blower R01601B

510 CFM/130 MPH/12.8 N

First-generation leaf blower for the popular Ridgid 18V battery system that’s a solid replacement for homeowner gas blowers.

Price: $189.00 bare, $249.00 with a 6.0Ah Max Output battery and charger

Best Skil Cordless Leaf Blower

Skil PWRCore 40 Leaf Blower BL4713C-11

530 CFM/140 MPH/14.1 N

Solid mid-range homeowner option that offer fantastic performance for the price.

Price: $159.00 with 2.5Ah battery and charger

Best Stihl Battery-Powered Leaf Blower

Stihl 36V Leaf Blower BGA200

553 CFM/188 MPH/21.3 N

High-performance professional grade option that you can use with a smaller battery on your belt or higih-capacity backpack battery for long runtime.

Price: $479.99 bare

If a backpack blower is the style you’re looking for, Stihl now has you covered there as well. The BGA 300 hits 571 CFM and 192 MPH, combining for an impressive 26 Newtons of max blowing force. At the same time, it’s rated at just 59 decibels. Check with your local dealer to pick this one up for $699.99 as a bare tool.

Best Toro Cordless Leaf Blower

Toro 60V Max Flex Force Leaf Blower 51822

605 CFM/157 MPH/17.0 N

Excellent mid-range homeowner option with the option of a two-hand grip and significantly higher performance than earlier models.

Price: $299.99 with a 4.0Ah battery and charger

Cordless Blower Buying Guide – What We Look For

Blowing Force

How much blowing force a cordless blower has makes a big difference in how you’re going to use it. Some might be great for helping you with fall leaves, others might be good for light sweeping only. Air value (CFM) and airspeed (MPH) are helpful, but the numbers we see on the box are best-case scenario, sometimes with different nozzles.

We measure Newton force to get a single number that describes how much force is actually coming from the blower. At the end of the day, that’s the best way to compare the work a blower does.


Runtime is another important area to consider. You might have less than 10 minutes of actual trigger time when you clean the driveway and sidewalk after mowing. But your fall leaf management might require 20 or 30. Understanding how much work you have helps you determine whether a blower meets your needs. Most people buy multiple tools that work on the same battery and having extra batteries extends how much work you can get done.

Noise Level

Cordless blowers are quieter than gas models, but that doesn’t mean that all of them are quiet. ANSI standards rate blower noise levels from 50 feet away to consider the hearing safety of bystanders. We measure from our operator’s ear so you know how much noise you have to deal with as the user.

Weight and Balance

Because most cordless blowers are handheld models, it’s good to know how much weight you’re going to muscle around. The balance is important, too. A well-balanced blower points down naturally at wide open throttle so you don’t have to work as hard to keep the nozzle at the best working angle.

Features and Design

Blowers are fairly simple compared to some of the tools we review. Here are some of the features that make using them easier or improve the performance:

  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • Turbo mode
  • Inline design
  • Multiple nozzles
  • Shoulder strap
  • Rapid charger

In addition to the features themselves, we also look for things you might like or dislike while you’re using the blower such as uncomfortable seams or better grip.


At Pro Tool Reviews, we know price is important. Most of us have some kind of budget we’re working under, but value is more than just an inexpensive price tag. Sometimes, the most expensive option is so far ahead or solves such a big problem that it’s also a great value. Other times, one of the best budget picks presents itself as the best value. Often, it’s something in between. Wherever it is, we want to help you get the most bang for your buck

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