The best handheld leaf blowers for your home and yard
Do the work of a broom in half the time.
After a windy night, a snowstorm, or a blitz of yard work, the amount of debris on your sidewalk, deck and lawn can be a huge task to contend with. You could grab a broom and chip away at the mess in a few hours, but why do that when you can get the same job done in mere minutes using a high-powered leaf blower? There are gas-powered, battery-powered, and plug-in electric options, but the best thing about leaf blowers is that they’re much easier to carry around and control than the caliber of their blowing power might suggest.
Here’s a list of our favorite leaf blowers currently available.
This lightweight electric leaf blower from Sun Joe weighs only 4.4 pounds, but it blows air at a whopping 215 miles per hour thanks to its 10-amp, 12,000-rpm motor. Because it’s so light, it’ll spare your arms if you’re working on a longer cleaning job or tackling large areas like yards, parking lots, and play areas. When you’re ready to store it, the blowing chute can be removed completely to make this blower even more compact.
This Kimo leaf blower is super portable and small, making it great for stowing in your trunk for easy car cleaning or as a pet hair blower for inside spaces. The battery charges fully in just 60 minutes and can run at full power for 20 minutes straight on a full charge. It has a vacuum hole on the side and you can move the blow tube to instantly transform it into a handheld vacuum that sends debris out the blower hole into a bag of your choice.
If power is your primary concern, this Craftsman leaf blower packs more than enough punch to tackle huge cleaning jobs while remaining portable. It’s gas-powered, so there are no cords to worry about tripping over, and it blows out winds in excess of 200 miles per hour thanks to its 25cc two-cycle engine. The long, extended nozzle is equipped with an integrated scraper so you can get leaves and debris out of even the tightest spaces without a fight.