The Weed Eater FB25 is a gas-powered model than can move air at up to 290 CFM at speeds reaching 170 MPH. Its handle is designed to absorb a large amount of the motor’s vibrations that would otherwise plague your hand and arm.
Starts up easily
Weighs a little over 8 pounds
3.9 / 5.0
9. Black and Decker LSW36 Sweeper
The Black and Decker LSW36 Sweeper is an efficient unit that uses a 40-volt lithium-ion rechargeable battery to keep you moving without gas or extension cords. Its blow tube has a built-in scraper to help loosen matted leaves and stuck-on debris.
Can maximize run time or power
Fast 1-hour recharge
Vibrations are a little intense
4.0 / 5.0
8. GreenWorks 40V G-Max
The GreenWorks 40V G-Max is a smart option that offers you a lot of control over your specific level of power. It features additional adjustments directly on the sweeper tips, as well as a variable speed dial for the motor.
Reliable starting in all weather
Not a very durable choice
3.9 / 5.0
7. Husqvarna 125B
The fan housing on the Husqvarna 125B is built to place the handle in direct line with the air stream, reducing strain on the hand and wrist. The unit’s kill switch automatically resets to the on position, so you can get started next time quickly and easily.
Maintains a constant fan speed
Not suitable for left-handed users
3.5 / 5.0
6. Poulan Pro Backpack
If you need to clean up a very large piece of land, or you service multiple homes over the course of a single day, the Poulan Pro Backpack will take the stress out of your hands and place the weight of the unit squarely on your shoulders.
Cruise control setting
Tough to get leverage when starting
4.6 / 5.0
5. Greenworks Single-Speed 24012
The Greenworks Single-Speed 24012 is an affordable and lightweight option that is still effective enough to tackle most jobs that average household users might throw at it. It features a powerful, 7-amp motor that reaches airflow speeds of up to 160 mph.
Zero carbon footprint
Not as noisy as gas-powered models
Suction tube is poorly connected
4.7 / 5.0
4. Toro Ultra 51609
The Toro Ultra 51609 is a powerful, 12-amp machine that is capable of outputting 235-MPH air speeds. It conveniently operates as a vacuum, too, and comes with a collection bag that features a bottom-dump zipper for easy disposal.
Includes a concentrator nozzle
Large metal impeller
Cord storage hook is a pain
4.9 / 5.0
3. Makita DUB182Z
The Makita DUB182Z gets only about 12 minutes of continuous operation from a single charge when using it on its high setting, but it makes up for that in power and its ability to handle tough debris, making it ideal for small yards that get very messy.
Comfortable rubberized grip
Integrated fan cools the battery
Built-in overload protection
4.7 / 5.0
2. Worx Turbine 12-Amp
The Worx Turbine 12-Amp is an electric option that is available in one of two power outputs depending on your needs. The 600 model moves more air than its sister unit, which transfers only 450 CFM, but both machines are more than capable for household jobs.
Weighs just over six pounds
Extra-wide air tube
Variable speed control
5.0 / 5.0
1. Hitachi RB24EAP Handheld
In addition to moving 441 cubic feet of air per minute, the Hitachi RB24EAP Handheld includes a 7-year warranty to homeowners as well as two years of coverage for anyone who opts to use it professionally. At only 8.6 lbs., it’s relatively easy to tote around the yard.