The Most Powerful Electric Leaf Blower You Can Find

It’s the perfect fall day, and you would rather be doing anything than raking up the leaves on your lawn. You’ve decided to put down the rake and use a leaf blower that can take down the job in a fraction of the time.

Now it’s a matter of which leaf blower to choose. I think gas is better than electric, because electric leaf blowers are lighter, quieter, and require less maintenance. But what is the best electric leaf blower? There are a few things to know before picking an electric leaf blower.

To find the most powerful, you need to look at the amperage, or the power it’s pulling, and how that translates into the blowing speed of miles per hour. You also need to consider if you want an electric leaf blower with a battery or a cord.

A battery offers more mobility through your yard, but a limited battery life before it needs to be recharged. A cord offers endless usage time, but the cord limits your range and might get caught on items in your yard. But which is the most powerful electric leaf blower?

I looked through electric leaf blower reviews to find the most powerful battery-powered leaf blower, corded leaf blower, and the overall most powerful electric leaf blower on the market for you.

Top 5 Choices for Electric Leaf Blowers

1. BLACK+DECKER LSW36 40V Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper

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BLACK+DECKER 40V MAX Cordless Blower, Hard Surface Sweeper, Variable Speed Up To 120 MPH, with Battery and Charger (LSW36)
  • CONVENIENT CLEARING – Easily clears debris from hard surfaces like driveways, decks, and garages to keep your yard looking its best.
  • POWERFUL AIR SPEED AND AIRFLOW – Air speeds up to 120 mph and airflow up to 90 cfm deliver the power you need for quick, effective clearing.
  • POWERCOMMAND DIAL – Controls the blower’s air speed; choose between maximum power or maximum runtime.
  • QUIET OPERATION – 66 dBA noise rating keeps noise to a minimum while you work.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT – Weighs only 4.7 lbs. for effortless handling.

The first model on our list is the Black+Decker LSW36, which is a cordless model priced. With a blowing speed of 120 mph, it’s the least powerful blower on the list. Its battery takes about an hour to charge, but the model has settings for maximizing the battery life or the power usage. It’s lightweight at 4.7 pounds. Reviews claim it’s user friendly, but more of a sweeper than a blower because it doesn’t have enough power. If you want something lightweight to clear debris off your patios, decks, sidewalks, and other hard surfaces, it’s a good option. But keep looking if you want to use one on your yard.

Pros:

  • Works well for light debris on hard surfaces.
  • Lightweight and quiet
  • 40 volt battery lasts longer than expected

Cons:

  • Not powerful enough for heavier debris, or leaves on lawns
  • Maximum cordless power seems similar to that of a corded blower running on medium speed

2. GreenWorks 24252 G-MAX 40V 150 MPH Variable Speed Cordless Blower, (2Ah) Battery and Charger Included

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Greenworks 40V (Powerful, Quiet, Lightweight, 1 Hour Rapid Charger, 75+ Compatible Tools), 2.0Ah Battery and Charger
  • 40V SWEEPER : perfect for cleaning leaves and debris off hard surface areas and patios​
  • 150 MPH / 135 CFM :delivers powerful performance. Concentrator nozzle makes clearing debris from tight spaces a breeze​
  • VARIABLE SPEED DIAL : for maximum power, great for moving heavier objects​
  • COMFORT GRIP : superior comfort and control​
  • LIGHTWEIGHT : for better handling and less user fatigue

The GreenWorks 24252 G-MAX is the most powerful cordless electric leaf blower on the list with a blowing speed of 150 mph, but it’s still relatively low power. It also features variable speeds to extend battery life. At high power, it lasts for 35 minutes and takes an hour to recharge. Again, reviews say it’s more of a sweeper than a blower, and is best used on hard outdoor surfaces like driveways and sidewalks. At 3.3 pounds, it’s lighter than its Black+Decker counterpart, so it’s a good option if you want something portable, a little lighter, and more powerful to clean off hard surfaces.

Pros:

  • Light wight, easy to move around
  • Affordable
  • Variable speed motor delivers max speeds of 150 MPH
  • Battery is swapable with other GMax products

Cons:

  • For any job that will take more than 30 minutes you will need a back up battery

3. BLACK+DECKER BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher

Black & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher
  • The 12 amp motor operates a 3-in-1 blower, vacuum and mulcher all in one
  • 250 mph blower with 2 Speed selections
  • Can grind up to 16 bags of mulch down to one
  • Easy-change between vacuum and blower
  • Decibel : 68 dBA

This model ties with the other corded models on our list for most powerful corded electric leaf blower based on pure blowing power, as all three of the corded models come in at 12 amps and 250 mph blowing power. This is the cheapest corded model on the list, though. It has two speed selections for delicate jobs like flower beds and more intense yard work. It has the capability to blow, vacuum, and mulch debris, but some users complain that the tube sometimes gets clogged while vacuuming. It’s a good option if you want a cheap and powerful electric leaf blower.

Pros:

  • Converts from a blower to a vacuum
  • 250 mph blower with 2 Speed selections
  • Can grind up to 16 bags of mulch down to one

Cons:

  • Can be very loud

4. Toro 51619 Ultra Blower/Vac

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Toro 51619 Ultra Electric Blower Vac, 250 mph, Red
  • New larger metal impeller drives power and improved mulching
  • Powerful up to 250 mph degree
  • Vacuum tube, bottom-zip bag, power insert, concentrator nozzle and cord storage hook included; Extension cord not included
  • Variable speed control for better control in both blower and vac mode
  • Top rated air horse power degree degree for comparison purposes only; Performance claims based on controlled laboratory testing

The Toro 51619 is a corded blower that also uses 12 amps and has 250 mph blowing speeds, but this one is slightly more expensive than the Black+Decker model. It has more variable speed options than the Black+Decker, which makes it more versatile for various jobs, and comes with more accessories for its vacuuming and mulching features. Although it’s relatively similar to the Black+Decker, it gets better reviews about quality, and the extra accessories make it worth the boost in price.

Pros:

  • Converts from a blower to a vacuum
  • Powerful up to 250 mph
  • More powerful than battery powered blowers
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • Needs a cord, extension cord not included

5. Toro 51621 UltraPlus Leaf Blower Vacuum, Variable-Speed (up to 250 mph) with Metal Impeller, 12 amp

Toro 51621 UltraPlus Leaf Blower Vacuum, Variable-Speed (up to 250 mph) with Metal Impeller, 12 amp,Red
  • Superior blowing and mulching proven by controlled laboratory testing.This bag is designed to capture leaf particles not dust. Product needs air flow to work properly.3 in 1 Machine - Powerful Blower, High Speed Vacuum, Leaf Shredder340 CFM blow mode and 405 CFM Vac mode3 in 1 Machine - Powerful Blower, High Speed Vacuum, Leaf Shredder
  • Powerful up to 250 mph degree. 350 CFM blow mode and 410 CFM Vac mode
  • Vacuum tube, bottom-zip bag, cord storage hook, shred-all shred ring and time-saving oscillating tube included; Extension cord Sold separately
  • Variable speed control for better control in both blower and vac mode
  • This bag is designed to capture leaf particles not dust. Product needs air flow to work properly.

With another small price bump up the Toro 51621 corded leaf blower offers 12 amps and 250 mph blowing speeds with some additional features. It has the same features as the Toro 51619, but adds additional features of a Shredz-All ring that make debris 5% smaller than they can get with the Toro 51619 while mulching and a time-saving oscillating tube. The oscillating tube is a favorite among reviewers, because with a unit weight of 8.9 pounds, the oscillating tube makes the ergonomic handle even more ergonomic. Instead of swiveling the wrist, the tube allows users to hold the blower in one static position while the oscillation does the work.

Pros:

  • Converts from a blower to a vacuum
  • Metal impeller reduces 97% of mulched debris to less than 1/2 inch
  • Much quieter than gas powered
  • Much more powerful than cordless models

Cons:

  • Needs a cord, extension cord not included

Conclusion

The Black+Decker corded model and both Toro models all tie for most powerful electric leaf blower, but I would have to say the Toro 51621 is the best electric leaf blower because of its quality and oscillating tube.

If power is all you’re looking for, the Black+Decker is fine, but if you want a higher quality and better performance with vacuuming and mulching, one of the Toros is a better choice depending on your budget.

If you’re willing to spend slightly more money, the powerful leaf blower with the overall best quality is the Toro 51621. For any budget, though, any of the corded models are a good option for leaf blowing your yard, while the cordless can handle hard-surface sweeping jobs.

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Written by Linda Chan
Linda Chan is a passionate gardener and writer with a background in horticulture and landscape design. She has over 10 years of experience working in the lawn care industry and has a deep understanding of the science and art of keeping a lawn healthy and beautiful.