Battery Vs. Corded Leaf Blower

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Steph is on a mission to convince me that battery powered tools are a viable alternative to their corded counterparts. As a millennial, she has grown up with all things battery powered and has no doubt that they all work well. I (Vicki) as a Baby Boomer, having experienced first gen battery powered tools, am not quite as convinced of their usefulness. Anyone who used a first gen battery powered tool probably ditched it for a corded version pretty quickly.

Watch our video to see the results!

A few weeks ago, Steph convinced me to purchase a battery powered leaf blower. We decided to do a side by side comparison before we ditched the corded version. Watch the video above to see the results!

Leaf Blower Report Card Do I need it? You don’t know you need a leaf blower UNTIL you use one! Both the corded and battery powered versions did a great job with the battery powered version edging out the corded version based on the convenience of not having to deal with a cord. Do I have something that can already do the job? A low-tech broom gets the job done, but it takes forever!

Bottom Line:

A corded version works great especially if you’re only doing sidewalks or driveways, as the cord doesn’t get tangled and trapped by obstructions. Once you move off hard surfaces the battery powered version gives you mobility and freedom to get into tighter spots without a cord getting hung up. The battery powered version is a bit lighter, a few decibels quieter, and well balanced. It’s a good choice for someone doing a lot of yard work or someone like me who just wants to tidy up a bit and doesn’t want to deal with dragging an extension cord around.

We got this leaf blower when Home Depot was having a sale- free battery with leaf blower purchase. Now we have two batteries so we always have plenty of power!

Suggested materials:
  • DeWalt Leaf Blower   (Home Depot)
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  • Lisa jones Lisa jones on Sep 14, 2016
    Approximately how long does the battery hold a charge?

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  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Sep 30, 2016
    Yes. All of the major brands make a cordless chainsaw. I have never used one and would think they would be ok for smaller stuff like an electric chainsaw.

  • Binky65 Binky65 on Jan 16, 2022

    I have all battery operated , Stihl products!!! Love them, and the same battery fits all. When you buy one, battery comes with it, so you always have spares!!! I am a 75 yr. old female, who loves to do things in the yard. Love, love, love them!