Landscaping Tool Reviews

Greenworks Pro 60V Blower Review


Greenworks Pro Huffs and Puffs and Blows at 610 CFM

Here in Florida, at least, things have already started to heat back up. This means that now, and even more so in the coming months, there won’t be any shortage of required lawn work. That being the case, we find it fortuitous that Greenworks just released the newest Pro 60V line of outdoor power equipment tools. The Greenworks Pro 60V blower, which boasts an advertised 610 CFM and 130 mph air speed, just arrived at the shop. We immediately began our testing—just in time for our lawns to spring to life once again.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Greenworks 2412902
  • Brushless motor
  • 60V 2.5Ah battery
  • Jet Fan technology blows at 610 CFM and 130 mph
  • Turbo button kicks in on-the-fly power boost
  • Variable speed trigger and cruise control
  • Weight: 5 lbs 9.4 oz (bare tool); 8 lbs 8 oz (with 2.5 Ah battery)
  • Warranty: 4 years on tool and battery
  • Price: $169 at Lowe’s

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Let’s Talk About Performance

Greenworks advertises that with a brushless motor and Jet Fan tech, the new Pro 60V Blower achieves 610 CFM and 130mph. They say it rivals 28cc gas engine performance. These are pretty bold claims, so we tested them as best we could.

The problem is that CFM, in particular, is a really hard thing to test. It varies with where you choose to measure, and it can vary based on things like humidity and temperature. While we can’t confirm or deny Greenworks’ numbers here, we can hold its performance up to the standard we’re able to test, Newton force.

Greenworks Pro 60V Blower

On the High setting, and with the kitted 2.5Ah battery installed, we measured the Greenworks Pro 60V blower as generating 10.0 N of force. When we threw the blower into its highest gear, Turbo Mode, we saw that force spike to 18.1 N.

Already impressed with what we saw, we upped the ante by throwing on the Greenworks 5.0Ah battery. If you didn’t know, we recently talked about the relationship of higher capacity batteries to power output.

Greenworks Pro 60V Blower

With the bigger 5Ah battery, we saw the high-speed setting turn out 11.7 N, while the Turbo Mode jumped the force up to a pretty incredible 19.7 N. We found this particularly impressive for a couple of reasons. First, this was the third-best force test result we’ve seen from a battery-powered blower. Second, this result came from Greenworks’ 60V residential line! We can’t wait to see what they do with an 82V Commercial blower.

It’s fair to say that, based on our blowing force measurements, the Greenworks Pro 60V blower rivals gas power.

Weight and Balance

Not only is the Greenworks blower powerful, but it’s also pretty light. Before installing the 2.5Ah battery, it weighs just 5 lbs, 9 oz. With that battery, you’re looking at 8 lbs, 8 oz.

Greenworks Pro 60V Blower

Greenworks also balances the blower so that it naturally noses down when you pick it up. Even with the bigger battery pack, we found the blower to operate comfortably in our hands.

Since the Greenworks Pro 60V Blower generates a good amount of power, you will notice that it pushes back on you when fully throttled. Turbo Mode pushes back even harder. Working with these power levels may cause some arm fatigue as you wrestle the blower into the direction you want, so we recommend only kicking it into high gear when needed. Or, you know, go full throttle full time and feel the burn when you’re done. It’s up to you, really.

How Much Runtime Do You Get?

The Greenworks Pro 60V Blower comes packaged with a 2.5Ah HC battery and charger. Of course, Greenworks makes bigger batteries for the 60V line as well. It seems fairer to test runtime with the battery most of us are likely to use with it—the one it comes kitted with.

Blowers are notoriously hard on batteries, as they draw constant power. Typically, we don’t expect a battery to last a super long time when running a blower at full throttle. We were more than a little impressed when we threw the blower into high gear and managed to get 19:40 minutes of runtime on a charge.

Greenworks Pro 60V Blower

We then cranked the GreenWorks Pro Blower up to its full potential with the Turbo Mode. Doing this typically reduces your runtime significantly, which is why we recommend only using it in short bursts when you really need to. Turned up to 11, we got 9:05 of runtime.

What Are the Key Features?

The Greenworks Pro 60V Blower features a variable speed control so that you can add some finesse to the job. Running at half throttle will also extend your runtime even further.

Greenworks Pro 60V Blower

Or, should you want to take the more “set it and forget it” approach to managing power and runtime, you can use cruise control. Set your throttle with the dial on the side of the handle and you can remove your finger from the trigger.

And, for those moments when the job calls for a bit of extra power, you can call for the blower to dig deep into its power reserves with the aforementioned Turbo button. As we also mentioned earlier, riding this button will cause your runtime to suffer significantly, but it’s there when you need it.

Though the Greenworks Pro 60V blower doesn’t include a strap, an attachment point is included.

How Much Does the Greenworks Pro 60V Blower Cost?

You can pick up the Greenworks Pro 60V blower, as well as the rest of the Greenworks Pro 60V line exclusively from Lowe’s. The kit is priced at $169 and includes the 2.5Ah battery and charger. Considering the battery, by itself, retails for $149, the kit seems like a pretty great value.

The system also comes with a 4-year warranty on both the tool and the battery.

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Greenworks Pro 60V Blower Specs

  • Model: Greenworks 2412902
  • Airspeed: 130 mph
  • Air Pressure: 610 cfm
  • Fan Design: Axial
  • Kitted Battery Capacity: 2.5Ah
  • Weight: 5 lbs 9.4 oz (bare tool); 8 lbs 8 oz (with 2.5 Ah battery)
  • Warranty: 4-Year warranty
  • Price: $169

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Seems like everything 80-82V from GW is being delayed. That was even before C-19.

They were supposed to come out with the Gen-2 82V Chainsaw in ‘Q1 of 2020’. Q1 is pretty much over.