Best Gas Leaf Blowers for 2018 Reviewed

ComparisonHere we present you our most recommended gas powered leaf blowers, with ratings, prices and reviews:

Handheld

Handheld units are easier to use and control and therefore suitable even for lighter tasks and cleanup. On the other hand, after a longer work session you’ll really start to feel their weight.

Hitachi RB24EAP

Hitachi RB24EAP

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 2486 reviews

Price: Hidden

Best handheld: Powerful but also compact and easy to use – suitable not only for harder blowing tasks but for cleanup as well.

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Husqvarna 125B

Husqvarna 125B

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 633 reviews

Price: $147.99

A bit more powerful: Quality leaf blower – not too large or heavy, starts easily, offers a good power and the speed lock function.

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Backpack

Backpack blowers are more expensive but also offer the most power – and the comfortable harness allows even a few hours of work without any fatigue.

Husqvarna 350BT

Husqvarna 350BT

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 789 reviews

Price: $315.24

Best backpack blower: It offers excellent power, a speed lock function and it’s comfortable to wear even for longer sessions.

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Makita BBX7600N

Makita BBX7600N

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 155 reviews

Price: $745.00

Top power: Extra-powerful, 4-stroke machine – it’s easy to start, offers a speed lock function, only it’s a bit more pricey.

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Comparison

Model Type Price Our rating   For Air speed Air volume Weight Cycles Cubature
Hitachi RB24EAP Handheld Hidden 4.5 stars 170 mph (adjustable) 441 CFM 8.6 lbs 2 stroke 23.9cc
Husqvarna 125B Handheld $147.99 4.5 stars 170 mph (adjustable) 425 CFM 9.4 lbs 2 stroke 28cc
Husqvarna 350BT Backpack $315.24 4.5 stars 180 mph (adjustable) 494 CFM 22.5 lbs 2 stroke 50cc
Makita BBX7600N Backpack $745.00 4.5 stars 195 mph (adjustable) 526 CFM 22.6 lbs 4 stroke 75.6cc

Gas blowers are perfect for larger properties and tough jobs – they’re powerful, not limited by battery life or dragging a power cord. On the other hand they are also more expensive, heavier and require a little maintenance.

 

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