Top 8 best cordless leaf blower for 2021

best cordless leaf blower

Tidying is one of the most tiresome gardening tasks and one most would rather avoid. Anyway, who has the time to rake leaves and debris into a pile? Instead, invest in the best cordless leaf blower.

 

Like most garden tools, cordless leaf blowers are battery-powered, lightweight and easy to use. Not to mention highly affordable. But with such a large range available on the market it can be hard to pick the best cordless leaf blower for your situation.

 

Don’t worry as we’ve selected 8 of the best cordless leaf blowers on the market. If you feel that a battery-powered unit won’t have enough power, then you’ll want to read our top picks for the best petrol leaf blower.

 

While leaf blowers are fantastic for creating piles of debris, sometimes you want to clear and compact leaves. In this situation, you want the best garden vacuums.

 

 

 

Item

Photo

Our rating

Price*

Purchase

Murray 18V Lithium-Ion Leaf Blower Kit IQ18LBK

9/10

£140.00

Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower

9/10

£137.00

LiTHELi U1BR22103 Cordless Garden Leaf Blower

9/10

£140.00

Worx WG547E 20V Cordless Leaf Blower Turbine

8/10

£125.00

Garden Gear Cordless Leaf Blower

8/10

£40.00

Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Leaf Blower

8/10

£92.00

VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower

8/10

£40.00

DEWALT DCM562P1-GB 18V Li-Ion XR Brushless Cordless Blower

7/10

£178.00

* Prices correct at time of publishing

 

 

Murray 18V Lithium-Ion Leaf Blower Kit IQ18LBK

Murray 18V Lithium-Ion Leaf Blower Kit

photo by Murray

 

Description

The Murray IQ18LBK 18V Lithium-Ion Leaf Blower Kit is lightweight at only 1.5 kg (without battery) yet thanks to it’s Briggs & Stratton 5Ah battery, it is powerful enough to handle piles of leaves.

 

The 18V Lithium-Ion battery charges within 2 hours and provides around 22 minutes of power. The pack also includes a charger.

 

A stepless 5 position speed control on the handle allows you to tailor how fast debris is blown. At it’s maximum, it blows at 224 km per hour!

 

This Murray IQ18LBK comes with a 5-year limited warranty and a 3-year limited battery warranty.

 

Pros

  • 225 km/h air velocity
  • Easy to control and operate
  • Uses a Briggs & Stratton 18V Lithium Ion battery system

Cons

  • Short charge to use ratio (only 22 mins per 2 hour charge)

 

Conclusion

While you can purchase the Murray Leaf Blower without a battery and charger, it makes sense to buy the kit together. Once you have the battery and charger you can use them across the whole range of cordless Murray garden tools.

 

The battery charges relatively quickly yet only provide 22 minutes of operation time. This makes it ideal for small or medium-size gardens. However, you might struggle if you have a large area to cover. Of course, additional batteries are fairly cheap and so worth the investment.

 

We’re impressed by the warranties that cover the unit and battery. While these might push up the price, it’s well worth as, especially if you have a blown motor in the first 2 or 3 years. 9/10

 

 

 

Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower

Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower

photo by Ryobi

 

Description

The Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower features an impressive list of specifications. Available in two options, we’ve chosen the more expensive package which includes with a battery and charge.

 

As part of Ryobi ONE+ cordless garden tools, you can use the same battery across several tools. So once you have a battery and charger, you can save money by purchasing stand-alone tools.

 

The 4.0Ah battery charges in 2 hours and has status LEDs which indicate how much power the battery has. Once charged, the battery provides power for 30 minutes.

 

The centrifugal fan produces an impressive airflow of 245km/h, making the OBL1820S ideal for sweeping surfaces such as decks, patios, and driveways. Plus the high-speed nozzle increase accuracy and efficiency.

 

At just 1.6 kg (without battery), the lightweight design makes using this leaf blower simple, even over a long period. The handle design also adds to its comfort.

 

The Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower is ideal for gardens of all sizes.

 

Pros

  • 245 km/h air velocity
  • Lightweight design (1.6kg without battery)
  • Battery compatiblewith 30+ Ryobi garden tools

Cons

  • Short charge to use ratio (only 30 mins per 2 hour charge)

 

Conclusion

The Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower like other tools in the Ryobi ONE+ range is well built and features several good specifications.

 

While the price might feels expensive for what you’re getting, especially when the stand-alone leaf blower is under £40, it’s worth remembering you can use the battery and charger with over 30 garden tools.

 

In terms of performance, Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower provides plenty of power to clear and remove garden debris. So it’s ideal for a range of garden tasks and will save you time and effort.

 

After a 2 hour charge, the battery will last for around 30 minutes, while not the most impressive ratio, it’s far better than some other leaf blowers. 9/10

 

 

 

LiTHELi U1BR22103 Cordless Garden Leaf Blower

LiTHELi Cordless U1BR22103 Garden Leaf Blower

photo by LiTHELi

 

Description

At only 2.65 Kg, the LiTHELi U1BR22103 Cordless Garden Leaf Blower is featherlight yet don’t dismiss it as a toy as it contains many unique features that make it ideal for keeping your garden tidy.

 

Designed around a brushless motor, the Litheli cordless leaf blower offers superb energy efficiency, which is up to 40% higher than brushed models. At the heart of the unit is an Axial fan that generates powerful airflow.

 

Offering a variable speed control, allowing you to adjust the airspeed between 45 MPH and 76 MPH. Plenty of power is available, making it ideal for blowing leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, and from a range of surfaces. It can even handle snow, clearing your paths with ease!

 

There’s also a Turbo Mode, which increases the max airflow to 480 CFM with max speed at 92 MPH. Simply press the turbo button and enjoy the extra power!

 

Thanks to a clever design, it weighs a tiny, 2.65Kg, so is ideal for those with arm problems and is easily held using one hand. Plus it takes a minute or two to assemble.

 

Designed around a tapered tube, that concentrates the airflow better while minimizing the hazards of raised dust. A metal scraper around the tube mouth allows you to easily remove wet leaves and stubborn debris without needing to bend over.

 

Powered by a 40V 2.5Ah battery that works with all Litheli 40V tools and also comes with a charger. Litheli offers a 5-year warranty on the tool and a 3-year warranty on the battery and charger.

 

Pros

  • 148 km/h air velocity
  • Variable speed settings
  • Innovative axial fan design

Cons

  • Very lightweight, some might consider it a toy (but it’s not!)

 

Conclusion

If you suffer from arm problems or want a leaf blower that isn’t super heavy, then consider the LiTHELi U1BR22103 Cordless Garden Leaf Blower. but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a toy due to its tiny weight! It’s a powerful machine capable of reaching air velocities of up to 148 km/h.

 

With plenty of power on tap, it can help you to easily move leaves and debris around. For wet leaves, use the turbo mode to make light work of gathering them into a pile. That said, turbo mode does drain the battery quicker than the standard mode setting.

 

It does come flat packed and takes a few minutes to set up. However, this is pale in comparison to charging the battery, which takes the best part of an hour due to its size. When charged, expect it to run for around 10 minutes on the standard mode setting and less on turbo.

 

While only a single battery and charger are included, LiTHELi does sell a range of bigger capacity batteries, which are all compatible with its 40V range of garden tools. 9/10

 

 

 

Worx WG547E 20V Cordless Leaf Blower Turbine

Worx WG547E Cordless Leaf Blower

photo by Worx

 

Description

Arriving complete with 2 x 2.0Ah batteries, the WORX WG547E Leaf Blower is ideal for tidying leaves and grass. Offering two speeds, you can tailor the device to the job.

 

Built around WORX’s patented TURBINE technology, which delivers up to 10 cubic metres per min of air velocity. You no longer need a petrol blower to get the job done. Instead, this lightweight and quiet tool is designed for everyday use by all ages.

 

A Hyper-stream air nozzle ensures the tool’s full power is directed at the debris you’re trying to contain and is designed to handle extra tough conditions. Yet like the rest of the tool, it’s lightweight and flexible.

 

Whether you need your driveway cleared of leaves or are trying to tidy your garden paths after mowing, this WORX WG547E Turbine Blower handles the task with ease.

 

The two included batteries ensure you can always operate your tool as one can be charging while the other is in use. But that’s not all, these batteries can be used with other 20V WORX tools. Plus with a charge time of 40 minutes, you don’t need to wait hours for them to charge.

 

 

Pros

  • Air velocity of 120 km/h
  • Patented Turbine Technology
  • Lightweight (only 3 kg)

Cons

  • Short run time of 10 mins per 40 mins charge

 

Conclusion

Built using advanced technology, the Worx WG547E is ideal for small and medium-sized gardens that require tidying often. At first glance, the price might seem a little steep but bear in mind that two 2.0Ah batteries are included, this does make it seem more affordable.

 

Like other cordless leaf blowers, we’ve reviewed, generating a high air velocity does require quite a bit of battery power. So it’s no surprise that on the higher setting, you’ll only get about 10 minutes of run time. That said, the 40 minute charge time and the two batteries make up for this.

 

If you’re concerned about the battery runtime, don’t worry as WORX sells a more powerful 4.0Ah battery that can be used across the 20V range.

 

The Worx WG547E does deliver power ensuring you can easily shift leaves, cut grass or other garden debris into a pile that’s easy to move. Yet it can be operated with a single hand! 8/10

 

 

 

Garden Gear Cordless Leaf Blower

Garden Gear Cordless Leaf Blower with Lithium-ion Battery Pack

photo by Garden Gear Cordless

 

Description

Garden Gear Cordless Leaf Blower marries a powerful 20V battery with a lightweight design. At the heart of this unit is a 20V 1500mAh lithium-ion battery. It charges in 3 to 5 hours and provides around 15 minutes of usage per charge.

 

As you might expect, the battery is compatible with any of the tools in the Garden Gear 20V cordless garden range. Also, you can purchase spare batteries separately.

 

As a cordless device, there’s no need to waste time with extension leads. Simply connect the battery and start clearing. With an airspeed of 160 km/h, it doesn’t matter where the debris is in your garden, you’ll be able to clear it.

 

Featuring a long blower tube, you can easily reach in corners and create neat and easy to remove piles. When you’re done, remove the tube and store in your shed using a fraction of the space other leaf blowers need.

 

At 1.76kg, it’s lightweight and features a soft-grip handle, both make using the Garden Gear G1166 Cordless Leaf Blower comfortable to use. Finally, it comes with a 24-month guarantee.

 

Pros

  • 160 km/h air velocity
  • Lightweight design
  • 24-month guarantee

Cons

  • Short charge to use ratio (only 15 mins per 3 hour charge)
  • No speed control

 

Conclusion

The Garden Gear G1166 Cordless Leaf Blower offers a lot for its affordable price tag. Features wise, this Garden Gear provides a strong air velocity, lightweight design and a detachable tube.

 

While the battery charge to use ratio is bad (5-hour charge provides 15 minutes of use), you can buy spare batteries cheaply. We’d recommend treating yourself to a second battery. If you don’t it might take you a few days to clear your garden.

 

Another point worth mentioning about batteries, is they are transferable between products within Garden Gear’s 20V cordless range.

 

Also, it’s worth highlighting the 24-month guarantee gives us peace of mind. All in all, the Garden Gear Cordless Leaf Blower walks away with an 8/10.

 

 

 

Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Leaf Blower

Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Leaf Blower

photo by Bosch

 

Description

The Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Leaf Blower is available in 3 different packages (tool only, 2.0 Ah battery and 2.5 Ah battery). We’ve selected the mid-priced option as it comes with a charger and 2.5 Ah battery.

 

Starting with the design, this Bosch features its classic colour combination and is very lightweight at 1.8 kg. The blower tube is detachable, making storing it’s easier.

 

The ALB 18 LI Lithium-ion battery, is part of the “Power4All” range can be used with a variety garden and DIY tools from Bosch. It charges in 1 hour and provides up to 18 minutes in run time when full.

 

The battery powers a Syneon chip, which intelligently controls the energy and provides a blowing speed of 210 km/h. This makes the ALB 18 LI ideal for cleaning walkways and lawns thoroughly and quickly.

 

As a cordless unit, you’re not hampered by cables, making the tools useful in hard to reach spaces and over a larger area. Also as a lightweight tool, designed for comfort, it’s easy to carry and use without developing any aches or pains.

 

Pros

  • 210 km/h air velocity
  • 8kg lightweight design
  • Battery compatible with a range of Bosch garden tools

Cons

  • No speed control
  • Spare batteries are expensive

 

Conclusion

As with any household name, our expectations for the Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Leaf Blower were high.

 

As with many cordless leaf blowers, the battery life is short. The 2.5 Ah battery charges within an hour yet only provides 18 minutes of use. While this is above average, it’s still not ideal if you have a large garden.

 

If you do buy the Bosch ALB 18 LI, we recommend buying a second battery, even though it’ll set you back another £50 (around 50% of what you’ve just spent). This way you can completely tidy your garden without having to take an extended coffee break.

 

With that out the way, it has plenty of power available, making it ideal for moving leaves and debris. It has no speed control, but this might not matter to you.

 

Overall, even with our high expectations, we the Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Leaf Blower scores 8/10.

 

 

 

VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower

VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower

photo by VonHaus

 

Description

Sporting distinctive colours, the VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower rapidly clears leaves and debris. VonHaus are well known for their distinctive products which are well design and are feature-packed. This leaf blower is no different.

 

As part of the VonHaus 20V Max Lithium-ion G Range, the 1.5Ah Li-ion battery can be used with other tools in the range. It fully charges in an hour and provides 12 minutes of run time.

 

The overall design is low noise yet powerful. So it quickly clears leaves and debris without hassle. And with an air velocity of 209 km/h, it provides more than enough power for residential use.

 

At 1.85kg, it’s a lightweight cordless garden tool, that is easy to use, even over longer periods. Adding to the user’s comfort is a soft-grip rubber handle.

 

When you’ve cleared your garden, the blower tube is easy to remove convenient storage. Finally, the VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty.

 

Pros

  • 209 km/h air velocity
  • Removable blower tube
  • 2 Year Warranty

Cons

  • No speed control
  • Short charge to use ratio (only 12 mins per 1 hour charge)

 

Conclusion

The VonHaus Cordless Leaf Blower is lightweight yet powerful. It has a few negatives but they don’t take away much from our favourable impression of the unit.

 

Firstly, and our most common complaint with cordless leaf blowers, the battery provides a tiny 12 minutes per 1 hour of charge. We’d recommend treating yourself and buying another 1.5Ah battery. It’ll be worth the £20 you’ll spend.

 

Sadly, VonHaus doesn’t currently offer a more powerful battery or we’d recommend upgrading! Also, there’s no speed control. While this might not matter to most, some will want to be able to tame the power for delicate areas.

 

There are many good points. It’s powerful yet light and well designed. If you have a large space to clear, you’ll enjoy using it as it won’t result in aches and pains. 8/10

 

 

 

DEWALT DCM562P1-GB 18V Li-Ion XR Brushless Cordless Blower

DEWALT DCM562P1-GB 18V Li-Ion XR Brushless Cordless Blower

photo by DEWALT

 

Description

As a household name, DEWALT is well-known for building fantastic tools for the house and garden. The DEWALT DCM562P1-GB 18V Li-Ion XR Brushless Cordless Blower is no different.

 

At the heart of this DEWALT leaf blower is 18V 5.0Ah Lithium-ion battery. This large 5Ah battery takes 2 hours to charge and provides 18 minutes of power.

 

The battery is coupled with a brushless motor, which together provides an extensive runtime while reducing the need for maintenance.

 

This motor produces an air-speed of 145 km/h, meaning you can tackle leaves and debris with ease. It’s also designed to be quiet, with a base noise level of under 65dB.

 

Overall, this DEWALT leaf blower has a compact design and is fairly light, weighing in at 3.2 kg. Designed to make light work of tough and repetitive work without causing fatigue to shoulders and arms.

 

The handle is comfortable to grip, the variable trigger allows for total power control. The speed lock enables you to use a consistent power over an area or garden.

 

Finally, with a 1-year guarantee, you can buy the DEWALT DCM562P1-GB 18V Li-Ion XR Brushless Cordless Blower with confidence!

 

Pros

  • Brushless motor
  • 18V 5.0Ah Lithium-ion battery
  • 1-year guarantee

Cons

  • Short charge to use ratio (only 18 mins per 2 hour charge)

 

Conclusion

While we have high expectations for the DEWALT DCM562P1-GB 18V Li-Ion XR Brushless Cordless Blower, it lacks in several ways.

 

Firstly, with an air velocity of 145 km/h, it’s not as powerful as other, more affordable leaf blowers.

 

Secondly, our standard battery complaint applies. It has the largest battery (5.0Ah) of any of our leaf blowers, yet only provides 18 minutes of runtime after a 2-hour charge.

 

The last complaint is its weight. At 3.2 kg is at the heavier end of the scale. Of course, it’s not as heavy as a petrol leaf blower, but it’s fairly weighty. So, this unit might not be suitable for those with back problems.

 

Dewalt uses the best parts in the DCM562P1-GB and this is reflected in the price. The brushless motor and the battery will last longer than the cheapest model on the market.

 

Operating is easy, thanks to a well-designed handle, speed control and speed lock. If you like to set and forget, this could be the blower for you.

 

The tube also makes clearing leaves or debris easier. It’s wide and combined with the motor, spreads the airflow evenly, allowing the user to cover a wider area. 7/10

 

 

 

And the best cordless leaf blower is?

Having reviewed several of the best cordless leaf blower on the market, most preform well and are designed to balance comfort with power.

 

It’s worth considering, when you come to purchase a leaf blower, how long you’ll need the unit to operate for each time and whether you need a speed control.

 

If you have a tiny garden chose either the Murray IQ18LBK 18V Lithium-Ion Leaf Blower Kit or the LiTHELi U1BR22103 Cordless Garden Leaf Blower. Both will provide plenty of power and should have your garden cleaned within minutes.

 

Got a medium-sized garden? Consider the Murray, it’s a fantastic option. So is the Ryobi OBL1820S ONE+ Cordless Blower.