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September 28, 2021

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EGO 56V Leaf Blower Reviews 2021

Many brands have a battery-powered blower or two. Not EGO. They have a bunch of options and that’s a good thing. It helps them bracket the market and make sure they have something for everyone. From the most powerful to the best value, we’re here to help you find the right EGO 56V leaf blower for your needs.


Where to Buy EGO Lawn Care Equipment

EGO has several retail partners around the country. Lowe’s and Ace Hardware are ones you can likely find close to where you live. For online ordering, Acme Tools and Amazon both carry a wide range of their available products.

Most Powerful EGO 56V Leaf Blower

EGO 650 CFM Blower LB6500

EGO’s 650 CFM leaf blower is the brand’s most powerful at the moment. In our tests, it pushed a class-leading 20.3 Newtons using the 5.0Ah battery that comes in the kit. Giving it a bigger fuel tank, it pushed itself a bit higher to 20.8 Newtons using a 7.5Ah battery.

This is the most expensive of EGO’s residential handheld offerings, but it’s the strongest of any of their current models.

  • Air Volume: 650 CFM
  • Airspeed: 180 MPH
  • Newton Force: 20.8 N (21 N claimed)
  • Approximate Runtime w/5.0Ah Battery: 15 min (boost), 30 min (high), 200 min (low)
  • Weight: 4.77 lbs bare
  • Price: $199 bare, $299 with 5.0Ah battery and charger

Best Value EGO 56V Leaf Blower

EGO 530 CFM Blower LB5300

We actually got to build our own EGO 530 CFM blowers when we visited Chervon’s manufacturing facilities in Nanjing, China back in 2016 and I still use that blower every week to clear off my hard surfaces after mowing. 530 CFM might not seem that impressive compared to the more powerful options EGO has, but it gets the job done quickly. For just $179 with a 2.5Ah battery and charger, it’s our pick for the best value in the lineup.

  • Air Volume: 530 CFM
  • Airspeed: 110 MPH
  • Newton Force: 16.5 N
  • Approximate Runtime w/2.5Ah Battery: 10 min (boost), 22 min (high), 75 min (low)
  • Weight: 4.81 lbs bare
  • Price: $129 bare, $159 with 2.5Ah battery and charger

EGO 56V Backpack Blower LB6000

EGO’s backpack blower shifts the weight of the battery onto your hips, giving you a traditional backpack blower feel while maintaining a more efficient inline design for the motor and impeller. This keeps it working at an impressively high power level and makes it more reasonable to carry larger batteries—even the 10.0Ah pack.

This one came in before we started testing Newton force, so we don’t have that value to share with you. However, its 600 CFM and 145 MPH top speed put it near the top.

  • Air Volume: 600 CFM
  • Airspeed: 145 MPH
  • Newton Force: Not tested
  • Approximate Runtime w/5.0Ah Battery: 15 min (boost), 22 min (high), 120 min (low)
  • Weight: 12.5 lbs bare
  • Price: $199 bare, $319 with 5.0Ah battery, $379 with 7.5Ah battery

EGO 56V Commercial Leaf Blower LBX6000

EGO pitched us a curveball a while back when they introduced their commercial line of lawn care equipment. Still running a 56V platform, these tools rely on a battery backpack with a much higher capacity than even the 10.0Ah battery holds. Like the backpack blower, this model puts the weight of the battery on your back but keeps the motor and impeller inline to improve its airflow efficiency.


The blower pushed a solid 18.2 Newtons in our testing. Though it’s not as powerful as the 650 model, its more modest blowing force and high-capacity power source let it run up to 1 hour, 36 minutes on high and even breaking the hour mark 1 hour, 10 minutes) at Turbo.

  • Air Volume: 600 CFM
  • Airspeed: 146 MPH
  • Newton Force: 18.2 N (19 N claimed)
  • Approximate Runtime w/Backpack Battery: 1 hr 10 min (boost), 1 hr 36 min (high), 5 hr 48 min (low)
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs bare
  • Price: $399 bare

More Options

EGO 615 CFM Blower LB6150

EGO’s 615 CFM blower settles in between the 530 and 650 CFM models, providing mid-range blowing force without reaching the 650’s price point. If you already have other EGO products, the bare tool is just $10 more than the 530 at Ace Hardware and a nice step up in performance.

  • Air Volume: 615 CFM
  • Airspeed: 170 MPH
  • Newton Force: 18.5 N
  • Approximate Runtime w/2.5Ah Battery: 10 min (boost), 15 min (high), 100 min (low)
  • Weight: 4.74 pounds
  • Price: $139 bare, $219 with 2.5Ah battery and charger

EGO 580 CFM Blower LB5800

The 580 CFM model replaces the 575. Even though the CFM ratings are very similar, this model boosts the max airspeed to 168 MPH and bumps up to 18.0 Newtons. Not as widely available as other models, this one costs more than the 615 CFM blower, though the kit does come with a 5.0Ah battery instead of a 2.5Ah. Either way, you might want to do some price comparison before pulling the trigger.

  • Air Volume: 580 CFM
  • Airspeed: 168 MPH
  • Newton Force: 18.0 N
  • Approximate Runtime w/5.0Ah Battery: 18 min (boost), 30 min (high), 200 min (low)
  • Weight: 4.77 pounds
  • Price: $169 bare, $299 with 5.0Ah battery and charger

EGO 480 CFM Blower LB4800

EGO’s 480 CFM blower has the lightest blowing force of what’s currently available. Just over $100 as a bare tool, this one is best for taking care of hard surfaces after mowing and maintaining small lawns. The kit price is actually a little higher than the 530, so step up a bit in performance if you need a battery and charger.

  • Air Volume: 480 CFM
  • Airspeed: 92 MPH
  • Newton Force: Not tested
  • Approximate Runtime w/2.0Ah Battery: 10 min (boost), 18 min (high), 60 min (low)
  • Weight: 5.16 pounds
  • Price: $109 bare, $189 with 2.5Ah battery and charger

EGO 56V Combo Kits

EGO String Trimmer and Blower Combo ST1502LB

This combo combines EGO’s 15-inch string trimmer with Rapid Reload head and the 530 CFM blower. At $279 with a 2.5Ah battery and charger, it’s a great entry into the platform. Be warned, though. Once you see how much more convenient trimming and blowing is with a battery, a mower and hedge trimmer are right around the corner. Before you know it, you’ll need the Z6 zero-turn and the power head attachment system!

EGO Mower, String Trimmer and Blower Combos

There are several 3-tool combos that combine a mower, string trimmer, and blower to get you started with battery-powered lawn care at a better value. All three include EGO’s 15-inch string trimmer with Rapid Reload head and the 580 CFM blower.

The most affordable includes EGO’s 21-inch push mower and a 5.0Ah battery for $669. This is best for smaller lawns that can get the mowing, trimming, and blowing done on just one battery. Of course, you can always add more to extend your runtime.

Moving up to $809, you get the EGO LM2100SP 21-inch self-propelled lawn mower and a 7.5Ah battery. With that battery, you should be able to cover mowing, trimming, and blowing on lots up to a 1/4-acre easily.

Stepping up a little more to $899, you get the best cut quality. This upgrades you to the Select Cut 21-inch self-propelled mower and a 7.5Ah battery. This is a good bet for lawns up to 1/4-acre and gives you better cutting in thick grass varieties such as St. Augustine.

Discontinued EGO Blowers

EGO 575 CFM Blower

  • Air Volume: 575 CFM
  • Airspeed: 142 MPH
  • Newton Force: 17.3 N
  • Approximate Runtime w/5.0Ah Battery: 18 min (high), 120 min (low)
  • Weight: 4.8 pounds

Check out EGO’s full lineup here.

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Mike

EGO’s blower lineup is just getting to be too much IMO. I have the 575 and didn’t see any reason to upgrade to the 580 when it came out as the newest whizbang EGO blower. Now we’re up to 650 and a downgrade to 615, but still the 580 is still around. Some state parks here in Oregon are using the 530 and the volunteers I’ve talked with really like the 530 for general campsite cleanup after a camper leaves.

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