Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 52
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TGRRAG Not great, but works reasonably well
I thought this would be equivalent to gas, but that's not quite the case. The overall size is large and the weight is heavy (especially with a big battery). To balance that, I expected gas like performance in terms of air flow and it's just not there. I've owned gas blowers for years and this one has too many compromises to not return to gas. Wet or soggy leaves won't move. Wet grass on the driveway won't budge unless right over top of it.
The run time is decent with the included battery, so that's a plus. However, it's too heavy, too big, and too underpowered.
May 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geraldo 58 Volt Lithium Cordless Blower
I have a 2.5-acre homestead which is completely landscaped. I do my own landscaping, gardening and maintenance. I am totally dependent on quality power tools. I bought the Echo 120 mph 450 CFM cordless leaf blower to replace a damaged Echo ES-255 Vac/Blower. I'm satisfied with the cordless though it is not as powerful a blower as the ES-255. One advantage it has over the gas though is that I can clean out my attached 2-car garage without filling it full of carbon monoxide, a big plus.
May 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Juan Great for Home use
Good blower to use on your home for light work. Blower starts to feel heavy after 3 minutes of use. Would be nice if it came with a shoulder strap or anything to lighten the load for extended use. strong enough for home owner not enough for commercial yet. Out of all the 58v lineup. This is the only one that disappoints. Guess the technology isn't there yet for a powerfull professional grade battery powered blower.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OldYardGuy Echo 450 CFM 220 mph 68 V battery powered blower
Generally happy with it. I bought it to replace my Echo-255 Blower-Vac. I own a 2 1/2 acre landscaped homestead which require a powerful blower to deal with fallen leaves from over 100 trees and numerous bushes. I am slightly fisappointed because the Echo CFM 220 is not as powerful a blower as the Echo 255. But it has its advantages. For instance, I can use it to clean my attached garage without filling the space with carbon monoxide.
April 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pearceunit Echo Blower
Very impressed with power and battery life. Only issues have been (1) on a couple of occasions the blower has stopped and I have had to reseat the battery so it would run continuously and (2) it is pretty heavy.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cabinetboy Powerful
Living in South Carolina, we have a rough Spring with all of the leaves and large pollen that fall. This blower gets the job done quickly. Only downside is that it is heavy because of the battery.
April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by theman1990 Waste of money
More accurate term: LEAF RUSTLER
This leaf blower isn't worth the money. You get about 10 minutes out of a charge but then can't recharge for 30-60 mins. That would be tolerable if it hurricaned leaves with ease but instead it gently stirs them like a warm summer breeze and if they are even the slightest bit moist, you'd do better to just kick the leaves where you would like them to be... I was impressed with my Echo gas weed eater which did everything but slay giants and give me a backrub... Sadly that power does not carry over to the leaf whisperer....
February 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JJ Easy to Use
It is nice that you just pick it up and start. Don't pull start, don't have to get out the cord. However it does not run that long on a charge. I had read reviews about using it on an acre. I don't have anywhere near an acre, but I have tons of leaves every week. Works great for me to pick up and blow off deck everyday, but it will not begin to do even half my yard before needing a charge. If you use it and then try to charge, it has to cool off before it will charge. I considered returning it after the first use when it did not run that long, but it is convenient and does blow well on a full charge so I decided to keep it and I don't regret that decision.
December 8, 2015