Greenworks Aims To Help You Kick Your Gas Cans To The Curb
If you’ve been thinking about kicking your gas blower habit, there’s never been a better time to make the switch to battery power. The Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM blower is part of an elite group to crack the 700 CFM mark and we decided to take a closer look at its performance.
- Excellent runtime
- Excellent blowing power
- Comfortable grip
- Naturally balanced with battery
- Shoulder strap included
- On the pricey side
- Heavier than many battery-powered blowers
Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM Blower Performance
During our tests, we do our best to push the limits so you don’t have to. In the OPE world, battery-powered tools are making a lot of waves. The Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM blower’s runtime definitely impressed us. With a 5.0Ah battery. We set the cruise control knob on high and watched as this powerful blower ran for just shy of 27 minutes and then 13 minutes on turbo mode.
That’s not the longest runtime we’ve seen from a handheld blower, but it’s one of the best and very impressive when you consider its performance level.
According to the specs, you can get up to 700 CFM and 170 MPH out of this blower. That 700 CFM number is one that we’ve been anticipating for a long time. At the time we’re writing, only Ryobi has a battery-powered blower that also hits that value.
There’s no easy calculation to compare those values against other blowers, but Newton force gives us a number that shows us how much work a blower does. Along with their excellent run time, this blower produced 11.4N of force on high and 18.4N on turbo without the included concentrator nozzle. With it (which is how we recommend using this model) we saw an increase of 1.6N on both settings to hit 13.0N and 20.0N, respectively.
Hitting the 20.0N mark is a big deal for any battery-powered blower. While we have tested other blowers that pushed a little harder, this puts Greenworks in an elite group for performance.
But it gets better. We got our hands on one of the 8.0Ah X-Range batteries and ran our force test again. This time, it pushed even harder and hit 13.5N in high and 21.1N in turbo. That’s some serious blowing force!
Considering gas-powered handheld blowers start around 12N, the Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM blower absolutely has enough power to replace many gas models for residential use. Tough debris and the leaves in your gutters don’t stand a chance, especially once you engage the turbo mode.
The noise levels we measured from our operator’s ear were right in the middle of the scale. On high, our SPL meter read 82 dB(a), and that kicked up to 86 dB(a) using turbo.
Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM Blower Design Notes
Weight and Balance
This Greenworks cordless blower weighs 10.2 pounds with a 5Ah battery and is very easy to maneuver. That’s actually one of the heavier handheld blowers currently available. Bare, the tool weighs 5.7 pounds if you’d like to consider smaller batteries to shave some weight.
One notable design feature is simply the balance of the tool in use. With the battery inserted, the blower naturally points down at around a 45-degree angle. This may not seem important, however, this balance helps avoid wrist strain and improves overall comfort. In the end, the best tool is the one you want to use.
- Brushless motor
- Shoulder strap loop (shoulder strap included)
- Variable speed trigger
- Cruise control
- Compatible with all Greenworks 60V batteries
Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM Blower Pricing
The Greenworks 700 CFM blower starts at $199 for the bare tool. It’s also available as a kit with a 5.0Ah battery and charger which comes in at $249.99. If you don’t need Greenworks’ highest-performing blower, take a look at their 610 CFM model for solid performance at a lower price. Either way, Greenworks warranties the battery and blower for 4 years.
Greenworks 700 CFM Blower Overview
|Max Airflow||700 CFM|
|Max Air Speed||170 MPH|
|Weight (bare/with 5.0Ah battery)||5.7/10.2 lbs|
|Newton Force (high/turbo)||13.0/20.0N|
|Noise Level (high/turbo)||82/86 dB(a)|
The Bottom Line
Greenworks targets high performance with their 700 CFM blower and nailed it in our testing with results that put them in an elite category. Plus, they did while keeping their runtime numbers up. It’s a bit heavier than less powerful models and you’ll need to open your wallet a bit more to get your hands on it, but that’s not really a surprise when you’re pushing the performance boundaries.
Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM Blower Specifications
- Model Number: Greenworks BL60L512
- Power Source: Greenworks 60V battery
- Weight: 10.2lbs (with 5Ah battery), 5.7lbs (bare)
- Max. AirSpeed: 170 MPH
- Max. Air Volume: 700 CFM
- Tool Warranty: 4 years
- Battery Warranty: 4 years
- Kit Price: $249.99
- Bare Tool Price: $199.99
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