Best Electric Leaf Blower for Effective Yard Cleaning

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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If you want to clean your back yard effectively without straining your back, you've come to the right article. We're going to be looking at the best electric leaf blower that will make you forget all about your rake.

Electric leaf blowers are also great for clearing driveways, decks, garages, and patios. By simply powering up one of these babies, you can quickly blow all the leaves into one convenient pile that you can pick and toss into your yard bag.

If you've heard about or own a gas-powered leaf blower, you'll want to upgrade to one of these electric leaf blowers because of the convenience they bring. You don't have to fuel or refill these leaf blowers in the middle of a yard cleaning session. What you need to do is plug the electric leaf blower's extension into the nearest outlets and go about your business.

You can also decide if you want a single-use electric leaf blower that only works on leaves or a versatile option that vacuums yard debris and also mulches in addition to blowing leaves. Here is a list of the best electric leaf blowers in the market.

1. WORX WG584 40V Power Share Turbine - Best Overall

WORX 40V Turbine Cordless Leaf Blower Power Share with...
  • [TURBINE FAN TECH] Worx engineers figured out how to get a jet...
  • [3 SPEEDS FOR DIFFERENT JOBS] Go slow for pavement or tight...
  • [SAME BATTERY, EXPANDABLE POWER] Worx Power Share is compatible...
  • [A WIDE, STRONG STREAM OF AIR] 430 cfm (Cubic Feet per Minute)...
  • [ONE-HANDED OPERATION With all that power, the Turbine is...

The impressive motor on this best battery-powered leaf blower will have you singing its praises as you enjoy the airspeeds of up to 90 miles per hour (mph) and airflow volumes of up to 430 CFM. This electric leaf blower has two batteries combined to give you 40V worth of increased runtime and performance.

You'll also enjoy the fact that it boasts variable speeds depending on your preference at the moment. You can slow and light or fast and heavy or somewhere in between. Weighing only 7.3 pounds, you can comfortably control it with one hand.

This battery-powered leaf blower has a brushless motor that draws less battery power than other motors based on a brush design. This feature also allows for the added functionality of the extra gears. You can think of this electric leaf blower as a personal jet engine that you use to clean the yard.


  • Has 3 Speeds plus TURBO boost430 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) Made to be more dynamic, reliable, and to perform better.
  • Has a jet engine-type motor.
  • Feels like a leaf blower from the future.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has a brushless motor.
  • Very powerful.


  • Not budget-friendly.

2. Greenworks Pro 80V Brushless Axial Blower - Best Quiet

Greenworks Pro 80V (125 MPH / 500 CFM) Cordless Axial...
  • Up to 70 minutes of continuous runtime on low speed , 28 minutes...
  • Up to 125 MPH of air speed and 500 CFM of air flow makes blowing...
  • Ideal for yards up to 1 acre
  • Advanced brushless motor technology delivers more torque,...
  • Battery completely recharges in 30 minutes

If you live in a noise-sensitive neighborhood or you like working at the wee hours of the morning, this is the electric leaf blower for you. This great leaf blower is rated at 60 decibels and allows you to clean your yard at any time without worrying about upsetting the neighbors.

As a battery-powered leaf blower, the 2.0 Ah battery this leaf blower has charges in 3o minutes thanks to the rapid charger. It also has three-speed settings that determine how long the battery is going to last. The battery will last up to 70 minutes on the low-speed setting, 28 minutes on the medium setting, and 12 minutes on the high-speed setting.

The impressive 80 V system that this electric leaf blower has produces a great airflow volume at 50 cubic feet per minute (CFM) at a top speed of 125 miles per hour (mph). Talk about impressive! Even with all these exciting features, this electric leaf blower weighs 9 pounds. Although this is heavy for a leaf blower, it has a cushioned over-mold grip that allows you to hold it comfortably.

This cushioned over-mold grip absorbs most of the stress and vibration to protect your hands.


  • A Brushless motor provides more torque, quiet operation.
  • Has a long life.
  • Comes with an 80V 2Ah battery and rapid charger.
  • Has a cushioned over-mold grip.
  • Axial blower features 125 mph / 500 CFM performance.


  • Can be heavy for some.
  • Slightly expensive.

3. Greenworks Corded Electric Axial Blower - Best Single Speed

Greenworks 7 Amp 160 MPH/150 CFM Single Speed Electric...
  • 160 MPH wind speeds for helping remove debris and dust from hard...
  • Lightweight design for better handling and less user fatigue
  • Virtually no vibration when compared to gas blowers
  • Convenient cord lock to prevent accidental unnplugging
  • Extension cord is not included. Refer to pg. 9 in Owner's Manual...

If you have a smaller yard or space and want a simple electric leaf blower to get the job done, go for this single-speed option. Remember how we mentioned in the introduction that there are two types of electric leaf blowers?

The first two options were more versatile electrical leaf blowers, and now we have a great single-use electric leaf blower that uses a 7 Amp motor. This motor produces an airflow of up to 150 cubic feet per minute (CFM) at a max airspeed of 160 miles per hour (mph). The Greenworks 7 Amp Single Speed Electric Leaf Blower has an ON/OFF switch that you can easily turn on and off.

This best leaf blower is lightweight at 4.5 pounds. It also has a durable plastic design that helps dampen vibrations from the system. This means that you don't have to worry about any hand fatigue as you work one-handed. The brand understands that some of you might have trouble working one-handed and added an extra handle at the top of the leaf blower.


  • Affordable.
  • Lightweight design for better handling.
  • Made of durable plastic.
  • Virtually no vibration Has two handles for less hand fatigue.
  • Convenient cord lock to prevent accidental un-plugging.
  • Perfect for small yards.


  • Only suitable for small yards.

4. BLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf Blower

BLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf Blower, 7-Amp (LB700)
  • 7 Amp motor provides a powerful and efficient blowing performance
  • Moves up to 180Mph to 180CFM for fast and easy cleanup of leaves...
  • Built in cord retention prevents frustrating interruptions during...
  • Lightweight at only 4.4 pounds
  • Air speed: Up to 180 mph; Included components: (1) LB700 7 Amp...

We've looked at some great electric leaf blowers on this list, and this one is no different. One advantage that this option has over the other electric leaf blowers on this list is that you can use it for more than one hour at a time.

Weighing only 4.4 pounds, you will never have to worry about hand fatigue as you use this lightweight and corded leaf blower. You can also use this leaf blower one-handed or choose to use it two-handed, thanks to the built-in secondary grip that this corded leaf blower comes with.

The blowing power on this leaf blower is 180 CFM at a maximum speed of 180 miles per hour (mph). Thanks to the 7 Amp motor that operated on just a single speed setting, you know what you are getting once you switch it on. 

This corded leaf blower also comes with a cord retainer that ensures that the extension cord of this corded leaf blower remains connected. Therefore, you don't have to worry about going around trees and other yard obstacles.


  • Very lightweightGreat for small yards.
  • Air speeds of up to 180 mph.
  • Ergonomic grip provides extra comfort and control.
  • Features built-in cord retention.
  • Very affordable.
  • Provides a powerful & efficient blowing performance.


  • Only suitable for small yards.

5. Sun Joe 155 MPH Electric Leaf Blower - Best Budget

Sun Joe SBJ597E-SJB 6-Amp 155 MPH Electric Leaf Blower,...
  • VERSATILE: Clean sweeping patios, driveways, decks and garages
  • POWERFUL: 6-amp motor creates up to 155 mph air speed (max)
  • NO LOAD SPEED: 12,000/13,500 RPM
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Only weighs 3.9 lbs, Maximum extension cord length...
  • WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED: Your new leaf blower is backed by the Snow...

This is another great, straightforward electric leaf blower that is perfect for small yards. The best part about this electric leaf blower is that it is very affordable. Of all the electric leaf blowers on our list, this is the one that is most affordable and can still do a great job.

This electric leaf blower has a small 6 Amp motor that is virtually weightless. This makes this a perfect lightweight electric leaf blower that you can comfortably and easily carry around your yard. This corded electric leaf blower has a single-speed setting making it convenient for a simple life.

Complete with a max airflow volume of 260 cubic feet per minute (CFM) at a high airspeed of 155 miles per hour (mph), you can see that you're getting a great deal with this corded electric leaf blower. Lightweight and with an amazing airflow speed, you will be done cleaning your yard before your neighbor finished brushing their teeth. Once you are done using this electric leaf blower, you can disassemble the blow tube and store it without any hassle.


  • Very affordable.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Has a powerful 6-amp motor that creates up to 155 mph airspeed.
  • Can be used to clean patios, driveways, decks, and garages.
  • Small enough to stow away quickly Removable chute takes up less space.


  • Suitable for small yards.

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Electric Leaf Blower

We've looked at some great electric leaf blowers. Now, let's look at some of the factors to consider when buying the best electric leaf blowers in the market.

1. Yard Size

We've seen that the first two electric leaf blowers are perfect for yards of all sizes, especially large yards, because of their versatility. Therefore, choosing an electric leaf blower is determined by the size of your yard.

For example, when choosing a good corded leaf blower, you need to consider that these electric leaf blowers usually come with a short cord. This means that you must buy an extension to attach to your leaf blower for mobility.

With a corded leaf blower, you'll run into issues such as the length of the extension cable and the availability of power outlets. Therefore, if you have a large yard, we suggest that you opt for a cordless electric leaf blower.

2. Working Modes

Thanks to technology and innovation, you can easily find electric leaf blowers that can act as a vacuum and some that even have a built-in mulcher. Let's look at some of these working modes to decide which one is best for you.

a) Blower Mode

The blower mode is the primary function of the leaf blower. This level has a single speed setting to allow you to blow the leaves and into a good pile.

b) Vacuum Mode

This leaf blower mode makes cleaning your yard a breeze. You can use this mode to begin vacuuming the manageable pile of leaves you've created. The best part is that most electric leaf blowers with a vacuum mode also come with a bag that you can put the leaves and debris in.

c) Mulcher Mode

When you see a 3-in-1 leaf blower, know that the third level is usually the mulcher mode. This electric leaf blower mode features mulching blades that do a thorough job of chopping up the leaves and debris.

3. Motor Power

The motor power of corded electric leaf blowers is measured in amperes (Amp), while that of cordless leaf blowers are measured in volts (V).

4. Airspeed

Airspeed is the measurement of the speed of air as it leaves the blower, while airflow is the measurement of the air volume that comes out of the leaf blower. The airspeed is measured in miles per hour (mph) and is a great indicator if your electric blower can handle heavy leaves and debris.

The higher the max airspeed rating, the better your blower will be. If you'd like to undertake various jobs with your blower, choose one that has a variable speed setting so that you can change it up as you see fit.

However, keep in mind that for a cordless leaf blower, the faster you use it, the faster you will drain your battery.

5. Size and Weight

As we've seen above, smaller electric leaf blowers are easier to handle over a long period, although they are less powerful than their heavier counterparts. Large leaf blowers are usually more powerful, although you can't work with them for too long due to hand fatigue.

When it comes to corded and cordless leaf blowers, you'll find the corded blowers are lighter than the cordless ones because they don't have a battery. The battery size and weight add to the blower's weight and size.

6. Air Flow

Airflow is the measurement of the volume of air that your leaf blower can push at a given time. This value is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM), and the higher the max CFM output, the more air you can move.

There's no significant difference between cordless and corded leaf blowers when it comes to this factor. Most electric leaf blowers range between 150 CFM and 800 CFM. You might need a blower with a high CFM if you have a yard that is usually filled with heavy falling leaves and wet debris.


We hope that this run-down of the best electric leaf blowers has given you enough insight to make an informed decision on the leaf blower you want to purchase. Let us know which one of these options has struck your fancy and which factor you feel is the most important. You may also check out some of our best leaf vacuum mulchers for your garden.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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