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DeWalt 20V Brushless Handheld Blower DCBL722B Adds Speed and CFM

DeWalt DCBL722P1 20V blower

More OPE Releases from DeWalt Include a Handheld Blower

The new DCBL722P1 DeWalt 20V brushless handheld blower improves upon the DCBL720P1 by raising the speed to 125MPH and the air volume to 450 CFM. While it makes some more noise, a 39% speed increase makes for a noticeable improvement. The new blower even manages to shave off some weight.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: DCBL722P1
  • Up to 450 CFM and 125 mph with concentrator
  • Axial fan design
  • Brushless motor
  • 66 dB(A)
  • 5.43 lbs
  • Variable trigger and speed lock
  • Warranty: 3-year limited warranty: 1-year free service, 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Price: $199 (kit) $139 (bare tool)

Key Features

The DeWalt 20V Max XR Handheld Blower will give you the ability to clear your yard debris quickly and comfortably without blowing out your eardrums. It employs an axial fan design that maximizes air output and runtime while keeping the blower light and agile.

DeWalt 20V Brushless Handheld Blower DCBL722P1 side

With its high-output brushless motor, the DeWalt produces an air volume of up to 450 CFM at up 125 MPH (with the concentrator nozzle). Without the nozzle, the airspeed drops a bit, but volume shouldn’t change too much.

DeWalt DCBL722B concentrator nozzle

The blower features a variable speed trigger with a lock-on switch for precise power control. At its loudest, it produces 66 dB(A), and it weighs just 5.43 lbs. without the battery.

DeWalt 20V Handheld Blower DCBL722B

Like the 20V DeWalt cordless pole saw, the DeWalt 20V Max XR handheld blower comes as a bare tool or kit. With a 20V Max XR 5.0 Ah battery pack and charger, the kit version costs $199. You can pick it up the bare tool for just $139. In either case, this blower comes with DeWalt’s 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee.

Comparing the DeWalt DCBL722B, DCBL720B, and DCBL772B

Air Speed90 MPH125 MPH125 MPH
Air Volume400 CFM450 CFM600 CFM
Noise61 dBA66 dBA67 dBA
Weight (bare)5.9 lbs.5.43 lbs.6.25 lbs.
DesignAxialAxialInline Axial
Price (tool)$139$139$199

What We Think

In looking at this new blower, it appears to be a direct replacement for the aging DCBL720B/DCBL720P1. You get a tiny bit more volume and a lot more speed. Much of that speed, however, comes by adding the concentrator nozzle at the front of the tool. If you need as much power as possible, that might come in handy. For most, skip the nozzle, and get a bit more volume output.

This tool still has less impressive specs than the higher-end 60V model, but it also costs $60 less. The big question has to do with run-time. If you only need a small amount of blowing, then a 5 Ah battery pack should take care of you. If you expect 20 minutes or more at full speed, plan to go through several packs, however.

Homeowners already on the DeWalt 20V platform will find this difficult to pass up. If you want something for more than a 1/8-acre yard, however, you may want to look for something supporting larger battery capacities.

The DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless Handheld Blower Specs

  • Model: DCBL722P1
  • Air Speed: 125 mph
  • Air Volume: 450 CFM
  • Sound Pressure Level: 66 dB(A)
  • Weight: 5.43 lbs
  • Warranty: 3-year limited warranty: 1-year free service, 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Price: $199 (kit) $139 (bare tool)

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Not impressed, doubtful DeWalt put much effort into this as it debuts in the middle of the pack unlike most of DeWalt’s new stuff. I’m a bit disappointed.


I wonder if the 6 AH battery will fit it? It looks very close to the body where the battery slides.

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