10 Top-Rated Leaf Blowers That Make Yard Work a Breeze

Yes, there's actually a lawn under all those leaves!

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Unless you want to spend all weekend running around with a rake, you're best bet is to invest in one of these handy and efficient leaf blowers. Cleanup will be a breeze!

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Toro UltraPlus Leaf Blower and Vacuum

$105.10

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The Toro Ultra Plus performs on par with its gas-powered counterparts. It reaches a speed of up to 250 mph, proving that for the price and size, it's definitely a mighty instrument.

This hybrid model doubles as a vacuum, features variable speed control and a built-in leaf shredder, and has an oscillating nozzle attachment that pretty much does all the work for you (no need to strain the wrists!). If you're looking for a reliable and affordable blower that performs strongly, it's an excellent choice. Just don't forget to pick up an extension cord for it, too!

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Worx
Worx WG520 TURBINE Leaf Blower
$45.00

You don't need to break the bank to get a capable leaf blower. This corded electric option from Worx produces blowing speeds up to 110 mph, and it costs less than $50. It's easy to operate and light enough to be used one-handed. Plus, it has variable speed controls to tackle jobs of all sizes. If you're on a budget, it's the best option.

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DEWALT
DEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX Brushless Handheld Leaf Blower
$99.00

This blower from DEWALT weighs just 7 pounds and features an ergonomic design that makes it easy to control. It offers 90 mph blowing speeds and variable speed control, so you can increase the airflow for those times when you need an extra boost in power.

Since it is powered by a battery, you can move freely without being restricted by a cord, plus it is quieter than most other blowers — just 61 decibels. It is backed by a 3-year warranty. 

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Hitachi
Hitachi RB24EAP Gas Powered Leaf Blower
$135.99

Our sister site Popular Mechanics tested this blower and said it was lightweight and produced an effective airstream. They said "it worked well moving soggy leaves and prickly seedpods." 

While we wish its blower nozzle were a tad longer, this gas-powered leaf blower from Hitachi is capable of blowing debris up to 18 feet. It's backed by a long 7-year warranty.

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Husqvarna Professional Backpack Leaf Blower

$298.99

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This backpack blower is about as serious as it gets. With a 250 mph output from a motor the size of a scooter, this is the kind of blower that you'll see on construction sites and in the hands of landscapers and other trades.

Whether you work in a commercial setting or you just want the best of the best, this backpack blower is a fantastic model that's worth the splurge.

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Troy-Bilt TB4300 CORE 40-Volt Lithium Cordless Leaf Blower

$205.65

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While this Troy-Bilt unit isn't as powerful as the Husqvarna listed above, it wins points for being extremely light and compact. It delivers a strong stream of airflow up to 125 miles per hour, without any fumes since it's powered by a 40V battery. We think it's an excellent cordless and quiet option for those with smaller yards and limited storage space.

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Husqvarna
Husqvarna Gas Powered Handheld Leaf Blower
$147.99

If your yard is a bit too big or impractically shaped for dragging a power cord along, this gas-powered leaf blower from Husqvarna is the way to go. Our colleagues at Popular Mechanics, who tested the blower, raved about its well-focused airstream and light weight, plus its good balance, which makes it easy to handle.

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Ryobi Gas Backpack Blower

$199.00

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If some serious clearing of dirt and debris is in order, a backpack blower is a high-functioning option that's also easier on the body. Capable of going up to 185 mph and weighing only 18 pounds, this unit will help you get the job done in a hurry (without the strain). Note that it's louder than most other picks we've evaluated, but it's also more affordable than most other backpack-style blowers.

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Ryobi One+ Cordless Electric Blower

$129.00

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Ryobi's ONE+ cordless tools with lithium batteries are all compatible with the same charger system. This one comes with the charger, which means that you won't need to bother with the charger upgrade on any other Ryobi ONE+ purchases you make. This blower's variable-speed trigger allows you to adjust the speed to up to 100 mph, letting you choose between a shorter full-power operation or low-power operation for a lighter effect but a longer life.

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BLACK+DECKER
BLACK+DECKER LSW36 Leaf Blower
$97.99

Black + Decker comes to the table with an affordable option that comes with a handy vacuum attachment. It's a cordless blower that's perfect for light-duty sweeping in the garage or to blow around those tight spots, like between fence posts. It offers an air speed up to 120 miles per hour and weighs just 5 pounds. At under $100, it's an affordable option, too!