New Research Finds Affordable, Quality Leaf Blowers for Fall Yard Work

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Top choices under $150 include the Toro 51599 Ultra for its mulching ability and the Husqvarna 125B for its quiet operation and low emissions. Both feature powerful engines.

Cheapism’s picks can save users not only money, but lots of time and effort in the yard., a review site dedicated to finding quality low-cost products, has identified the top cheap leaf blowers under $150. Four models make the list -- two electric leaf blowers and two gas. Homeowners like the gas-powered Husqvarna 125B because it’s lightweight, relatively quiet (for a gas model), and powerful enough to move wet leaves. It also meets California’s strict emission standards. The Weed Eater FB25 is another good gas leaf blower. This model is very lightweight and starts easily. Unlike most cheap gas-powered models, the top electric blowers on Cheapism’s list also vacuum and mulch leaves. The best budget choice is the Toro 51599 Ultra, which boasts impressive power for an electric model, while the Craftsman 74828 is a good pick for consumers wanting to use attachments, including a rake, oscillating tip, and leaf blaster nozzle.

Cheapism’s picks can save users not only money, but lots of time and effort in the yard. Experts note that electric leaf blowers are well-suited to smaller yards where a power cord can reach and more powerful gas models are best for larger areas and heavy-duty cleanups.

The list reflects Cheapism’s research into must-have features and analysis of performance reviews. The best leaf blowers, the Toro 51599 Ultra and Husqvarna 125B, blow at 170 mph or higher and 255 CFM or higher, weigh less than 10 pounds, and have a noise level of 70 decibels or less. The Weed Eater FB25 also meets these specs, while the Craftsman 74828 is less powerful but seems to make up for that with ease of use.

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Max Levitte


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