As we’ve just mentioned above, there are three types of leaf blowers: gas-powered, corded electric, and battery-powered. Selecting the right type comes down to the yard size, budget, and workload.
1. Corded electric leaf blowers
The corded-electric leaf blowers are the lightest option which typically weighs below 10 pounds and are designed for one-handed use. You will not have to worry about being out of power, but there will be cord limitations. This option is suitable for a light workload in small yards.
This is the most affordable option among the three types of leaf blowers. You can easily find a corded-electric leaf blower for just about 50 dollars. In general, we highly recommend BLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf Blower for small yards and garages.
2. Gas-powered leaf blowers
Gas-powered leaf blowers are the most powerful machine to blow leaves; you regularly see them in large yards with thick and heavy leaf covers. However, gas-powered machines usually make a loud noise and are heavy. Besides, as they require gas and oil to run, gas-powered leaf blowers produce fumes and pollutants in the atmosphere.
Gas-powered leaf blowers are usually more expensive than other types, but you can still find an affordable option that still delivers high efficiency. Take Poulan Pro PR48BT for an example, it has been trusted and rated by thousands of people.
3. Battery-powered leaf blowers
Battery leaf blowers are powered by batteries; this type of leaf blower overcomes the disadvantages of corded and gas ones. They’ve become more popular as they’re light and maneuverable. The average time that a battery-power machine can work is about 30 to 45 minutes, enough to clean a medium-sized yard.
You can also consider an option that has compatible batteries, like this EGO Power+ LB6504 leaf blower. If you already have a battery-powered Ego product, you can use the battery for the leaf blower.