Ryobi 40V Jet Fan Blower Also Includes a Vacuum Function
If you think shoveling leaves into giant garbage bags is one of the worst parts of Fall cleanup, Ryobi has the product for you. The Ryobi 40V Jet Fan Blower/Vacuum encompasses the whole leaf-cleanup process, from blowing to vacuuming, to mulching…and it uses an inline design that instantly transforms it from blower to vacuum with the turn of a switch. Find out how this tool could save you a ton of cleanup time.
Ryobi 40V Jet Fan Blower/Vacuum: The Big Deal
This tool is Ryobi’s first venture into the vacuum/blower combination world. They make already one of the best cordless leaf blowers on the market if you want a great combination of power and low noise. The Ryobi Vac Attack leaf mulcher also impressed us with its ergonomic design. The Ryobi 40V Jet Fan Blower/Vacuum (RY404015BTLVNM) fuses both concepts into the best of both worlds. In fact, this tool provides up to 25% more mulching than the Vac Attack, while incorporating a simpler, inline design.
The Ryobi RY404150 has an air volume output of up to 600 CFM and an air speed of up to 100 MPH when using the included speed tip. Its single tube design simplifies the transition from blower to vacuum mode with just the turn of a dial.
Twist a Dial to Switch Modes
Yes, to switch from blower to vacuum you just turn a dial. That eliminates the need for extra attachments where you flip the hose out for a vacuum tube. Instead, you just switch modes and attach a bag to the back of the blower. The inline blower tube now acts as the vacuum nozzle.
Compared to similar tools like the Makita XBU04 cordless blower mulcher, which incorporates a vacuum adapter kit with a separate hose, Ryobi’s design is much more streamlined.
Ryobi tells us it delivers 2 times more power thanks to its brushless motor when you compare it to brushed tools. It delivers gas-like performance with the benefits of a cordless battery-powered tool.
As for the vacuuming and mulching capabilities, a metal impeller quickly shreds debris and eliminates clogs. The Ryobi 40V Jet Fan Blower/Vacuum mulches 20 bags into 1, minimizing downtime spent on emptying. The collection bag holds 10.5 gallons of debris.
A variable speed dial lets you control the airflow, and there’s a cruise control function that you can activate once you find that sweet spot.
- Includes flared vacuum tip for faster cleanup
- Includes adjustable harness for better balance and comfort
Ryobi 40V Jet Fan Blower/Vacuum Price
This tool retails for $369 as a bare tool. You can also find it in kit form, including two 40V 4Ah batteries and one rapid charger, for $469. It will be available exclusively at The Home Depot starting in November 2022, just in time for fall cleanup.
Ryobi backs the tool with a 5-year warranty and the batteries with a 3-year warranty.
- Model: Ryobi RY404150
- Air Volume: 600 CFM
- Bag capacity: 10.5 gal / 1.14 bushels
- Weight: 15.2 lbs
- Max air speed: 100 MPH