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Metabo HPT 18V Workshop Blower

Metabo HPT 18V Workshop Blower Helps You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Tasks like woodcutting and sanding have something in common: they can create a mess in your workshop. It would be nice not to have to worry about sweeping up sawdust and sand when the job is done. Thinking of ditching the broom and dustpan for something a little more practical? Metabo HPT has you covered with its 18V workshop blower.

Metabo HPT 18V Workshop Blower Details

This model delivers more than 60% more airflow than Metabo HPT’s previous version (RB18DSLQ4)—124 CFM compared to 77 CFM.

This blower has three speed settings, with maximum no-load speeds of 20,000 RPM and maximum air velocity of 213 MPH. The speed level controls are located on the back of the tool so you can easily manage the airflow.

You can expect to get up to 20 minutes of continuous runtime per charge when using an 18V 5.0Ah battery. This should be more than enough time to accomplish most of your necessary workshop cleaning.

One convenient feature we like is the lock on the trigger switch using a thumb-activated button. This eliminates the need to continuously hold the trigger during use, reducing fatigue and making it more comfortable to use.

Without the battery, this workshop blower weighs just 2.6 pounds, so its lightweight design helps to reduce fatigue when you’re cleaning up larger areas.

Additional Features

  • Rubber nozzle resists crushing and cracking
  • Accepts both Metabo HPT 18V and MultiVolt batteries

Just Another Jobsite Blower?

While the Metabo HPT 18V Workshop Blower looks like other jobsite blowers and has similar features, its performance numbers are the highest we’ve seen from this class. Here’s a quick comparison to versions from top performers Milwaukee and Flex.

Metabo HPT
Max Airspeed185 MPH213 MPH160 MPH
Max Air Volume115 CFM124 CFM100 CFM
Bare Weight2.8 lbs2.6 lbs2.6 lbs
Bare Price$119.00$99.00$129.00

Metabo HPT 18V Workshop Blower Price

The Metabo HPT 18V workshop blower retails for $99.00 for the bare tool. Your purchase is backed by a lifetime lithium-ion tool body warranty. It’s available at various online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

Considering Metabo HPT is beating its competitors in both performance and price, it’s a no-brainer if you’re using Metabo HPT 18V or 36V MultiVolt tools.


  • Model: Metabo HPT RB18DCQ4M
  • Max air velocity: 213 MPH
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs (without battery)
  • Housing material: Plastic
  • Height: 8.3 in
  • No-load speed: 0 – 20,000 RPM
  • Voltage: 18V

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Another excellent write-up. I’ve had this HPT blower for about half a year. I knew it had lots of power, but wasn’t sure where it stood against the other guys, or how much more-powerful it was than the previous model. Thanks.


Hooray a new way to get dust into my lungs. Yay.

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