GreenWorks 24322 G-MAX DigiPro Review

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The GreenWorks 24322 DigiPro is currently one of the most powerful cordless leaf blowers/vacuums on the market. Slightly more expensive but easy to use and with a speed adjustment dial as a nice plus.

Pros:
  • Powerful blower
  • Easy to use, not loud
  • Speed control
Cons:
  • worse vacuum
  • a bit pricey
Key specifications:
  • Air speed: 185 mph (adjustable)
  • Air volume: 340 CFM
  • Battery time (according to users): 12-40 minutes
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Greenworks G-MAX 40V DigiPro Brushless Blower-Vac | Overview

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Easy to Use – No Cord, Noise or Mixing Fuel

man using the blower to get rid of leavesThe 24322 (or GreenWorks 24312 as the bare-tool version is named) is currently one of the most powerful cordless blowers you can get – mostly thanks to the brushless motor which brings more torque, less noise and longer motor life than a classical engine.

It’s a little pricey but on a similar power level as the electric units – and without the frustration of having to unwind and drag the extension cord. Also, no mixing of oil with gas, no problems with starting, maintenance or other headaches connected with gas powered leaf blowers.

The assembly is quick and simple, it’s not heavy or loud, only a few users reported it stopped working and was only beeping when turned on – if you ever run into this problem, take a look at this post.

Quality and Powerful Blower

The blowing power is on a very solid level – similar to the good corded units. It offers 180 mph of air speed and volume of 340 CFM, completely enough for the traditional homeowner tasks like clearing all kinds of leaves and debris off your sidewalks, porch, driveway, garage or a small yard.

However, it’s just too slow for deep layers of leaves (especially if they’re damp) and the battery power doesn’t enable maintaining large yards – unless you have some spare batteries of course.

Switching between blower and vac

Vacuum Not Ideal

On the other hand, users are considerably less satisfied with the vacuum function – it’s easy to switch between these two modes, but the vac is a bit slow and can get clogged by sticks or wet debris easily.

Also, there is a wire that prevents the vacuum from running unless the tube is in place and leaves get caught around it sometimes – so it’s a good idea to clean it every time you switch the tubes or empty the bag.

Mulching works pretty fine, just the impeller is only plastic, not metal. The bag has a zipper on the side and empties quite easily.

Speed Dial – a Useful Feature

The ability to control speed is a nice addition – maybe the system is overly complicated (there is low/high button plus a 5-speed thumbwheel – just one dial would be enough) but works well, you can turn the power down to protect flowerbeds, avoid raising dust clouds or preserve battery time.

The on/off, high/low button and speed dial

Decent Battery Working Time

The 4ah 40V battery offers a solid working time, almost 45 minutes when using the lower speeds, so you have plenty of time when cleaning hard surfaces for example.

However, if you use the vacuum or deal with more stubborn dirt, you have to turn it to the max which drains the power really fast, you can end up with only 12-20 minutes of work.

The recharge of the 4ah battery takes about 2 hours so if you have a larger yard, get a spare battery or just take a break between the sessions. There are 4 led light on the side of the battery that show the remaining power (after pressing the button).

On the other hand, the GreenWorks DigiPro blower is part of the popular G-MAX 40Volt lineup so if you own any of these tools, you probably already have some spare batteries.

Conclusion: If you need a leaf blower/vacuum with a solid power and don’t want to deal with an electric cord, the GreenWorks 24322 would be a great choice – we can recommend it.

However, if the extension cord is something you can live with, an electric blower/vac would be a better option – slightly more powerful and a lot cheaper.

And if you need a heavy duty unit which you can use independently on electric sockets, the gas powered units are the way to go.

>> Read more or buy the GreenWorks 24322 here

using the vacuum and mulcher      cleaning your driveway

Specifications:

  • Vacuum: yes
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs
  • Warranty: 4-year product, 2-year battery
  • Battery: 40-Volt G-MAX Lithium-ion
  • Battery time (according to users): 12-40 minutes
  • Battery power indicator: yes

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Frequently asked questions:

How should I treat the battery to ensure maximum lifetime?

Always store the batteries inside your house in reasonable temperatures – never leave them on direct sun or outdoors during winter! It is also advisable to recharge the battery as soon as it is out of power.

Is a charger included?

If you get the version with a battery included, a charger is present as well.

Are there any accessories I should buy?

If you have a large yard, you might want to get a spare battery as well.

Is it compatible with the older 40V batteries?

No, the G-MAX 40V tools are not compatible with older 40V batteries. When in doubt, just look for the "G-MAX" marking.

Is there any maintenance needed?

No, the motor is an enclosed unit so no maintenance is required. Just ensure a proper care to the battery (see above) and clean the machine from debris and dirt.



 

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