Skil PWRCore 20 Jobsite Blower Review JB4712B-00

Put Your Broom to Bed With the Skil PWRCore 20 Jobsite Blower

The Skil PWRCore 20 Jobsite Blower is designed to help you clean up your workspace easier. Featuring a brushless motor and 20V battery that’s compatible with the entire PWRCore 20 line of tools, it’s a great addition to your growing tool collection.


Pros

  • Excellent workspace cleaning performance
  • Gentle low speed offers excellent control
  • Nearly 20 minutes of runtime on high using a 4.0Ah battery
  • Lightweight
  • 3 speed selection dial and variable speed trigger
  • Inflator nozzles included

Cons

  • Does not replace your leaf blower for fall cleanup
  • No kit option (bare tool only)

Using the Skil PWRCore 20 Jobsite Blower

The big difference between a jobsite blower and a leaf blower is power. With 110 CFM and an impressive 180 MPH top speed, Skil designed this blower to move dust and debris primarily. By way of comparison, Skil’s PWRCore 40 leaf blower delivers 500 CFM and 193 MPH.

Prioritizing speed over CFM moves heavier objects than other jobsite blowers that go for CFM over speed. It’s the same concept Milwaukee uses for their M18 compact blower and Skil comes in a little stronger in both CFM and airspeed.

To see what kind of runtime we get to go along with the performance, we charged up a 4.0Ah battery and pegged the blower on high. The battery finally gave in after 18 minutes, 20 seconds. That’s plenty of time to clean up your tools and workspace.

Uses

So why not just use your leaf blower to pull double duty? You can if you want to. There are a couple of good reasons to have a jobsite blower in addition to your leaf blower, though.

For starters, it’s lighter weight. It starts at just 2.5 pounds bare and PWRCore 20 batteries don’t add all that much compared to PWRCore 40 packs.

The other benefit is that you get to use the same batteries as your power tools instead of jumping onto another platform.

So what about the other way around—can you use the Skil PWRCore 20 jobsite blower to pull OPE duty?

Within reason, sure. Blowing off hard surfaces after mowing is a good task for this model. It doesn’t have the power or runtime to be as good at helping you with your fall leaves in the yard, though.

Ideally, this brushless blower does its best work on outdoor or shop areas where you need to clean up sawdust or dirt that’s been collecting.

Particularly in your garage or shop, the lower power level is a benefit over stronger leaf blowers. Its three speeds and variable speed trigger help you keep better control so those heavier particles stay on the floor and don’t just get tossed into the air and collect in the corners.


Of course, if you’re working outside in an open area, it’s great for simply blowing everything off of the concrete or deck.

Feature Set

  • Digital brushless motor
  • Variable speed trigger with three speed selections and speed lock
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Rubber nozzle
  • Two inflator nozzles

Skil PWRCore 20 Jobsite Blower Price

You can pick up this Skil blower for $69.99 as a bare tool from your favorite Skil retailer. It’s not offered as a kit, though, so you’ll need a PWRCore 20 battery and charger. If you don’t already have those, consider grabbing this combo kit to get them along with a solid drill and impact driver.

The Bottom Line

Grab the Skil PWRCore 20 Jobsite Blower for a lightweight way to clean up after your projects without needing to break out a broom. It’s an excellent supplement to your other PWRCore 20 tools that’ll have you sipping a cold beer faster than you can say “My honey-do list is done”.

Skil PWRCore 20 Jobsite Blower Specs

  • Model: Skil JB4712B-00
  • Motor: Brushless
  • Max Air Speed: 180 mph
  • Max Air Volume: 110 CFM
  • Nozzle: Yes
  • Speed Control: 3 speed settings
  • Height: 9.6 in.
  • Length: 14.6 in.
  • Width: 2.9 in.
  • Weight: 2.48 lbs.
  • Voltage: 20V
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: $69.99 (bare tool)

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