Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 137
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Castlestone Nice but lacks power
Really liked the form factor and balance of this blower but despite a fully charged 40 volt Lithium Ion battery, it just didn't get the job done. It worked fine on large dry leaves on the lawn but was quite ineffective on the damp leaves that collected under the hedges.
Worst of all was that the fully charged battery lasted less than 20 minutes when operated mostly at full throttle.
For these reasons, I had to return it.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Handyman1953 40V deliver sufficient power
The unit works as advertised. the battery lasts for approx 20min.
A corded unit delivers slightly more power, however, for cleaning leaves around the house it does a good job. You will use it more often than a corded one...
November 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by LawrenceK Leaf blower or hair dryer
Of the 4 Ryobi 40 Volt lawn tools I bought, the leaf blower failed the grade on 2 fronts - NO 150mph output and a small battery (defective at that).
My old electric leaf blower is rated at 125mph and it out performs the Ryobi by a mile or ten!!
It is going back to Home Depot.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by John Perfectly Armed for Excellent Yard Work
Here are the perfect tools for excellent lawn care: The 40 volt lithium trimmer and the 40 volt lithium blower. The trimmer I bought in the store. The blower I purchased on-line as the 40 volt model was not available in store at the time. I can easily detail trim and edge our home lawn on one battery charge. Light-weight and powerful, I can also trim our lake property of over an acre with one charge. Having both tools with 40 volt lithium batteries enables me to always have back-up power if I need it. The blower velocity is easily regulated by the trigger to blow strongly to pile leaves and grass together or with slight air to create the pick-up pile.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MidwestJoe09 quiet
I purchased this with the trimmer. couldnt be more happy with the trimmer. The big advantage of this blower is that it is quiet and doesnt blow the mulch all over the place.
The other reviews indicate that the blower lacks power. Well, it isn't as stong and my corded blower that is true.
The corded blower is great for cleaning the garage... gets all the dust out. The corded blower is a hassle with extension cords. PLUS, the corded blower is too strong around mulch... shoots the stuff everywhere. I just want the blower to remove the grass clippings on the drive and walk ways.
I really like that it is quiet. who needs hearing damage.
April 20, 2013