Fall is here, and it’s not called fall for nothing. There are leaves falling all over the place. We needed a leaf blower for our average size property. Leaves can clog drainage pipes and gutters, causing problems later on down the line when winter rains arrive.
Besides, the homeowner’s association forbids excess leaves. Before the advent of leaf blowers, people had to rake up all those leaves by hand. Today we have automatic machines that make that big job much easier. This article is about the DeWalt DCBL720P1 20V Leaf Blower.
- Huge 400 cfm air volume
- Good warranty period of 3 years
- Interchangeable batteries throughout the 20V system
Air Volume (cfm)
Air Speed (mph)
This blower is unique in that it’s not either corded electric or gas-powered. It has a rechargeable battery instead. Battery powered leaf blowers are great for maneuverability and due to the fact that they are run with electric motors, they are pretty quiet as well (about 61 to 65 dB level).
The DeWalt 20V Max Leaf Blower has a brushless motor, which is important because a brushless motor is more durable and efficient. It also features an axial fan design, which delivers better run time and increased air volume of 400 CFM. This is paired with a somewhat limited air speed of 90 mph but the huge air volume compensates for this in blowing power.
Another handy feature is its variable speed lock, so the operator can comfortably set the appropriate speed and then get it locked in.
The DEWALT cordless blower comes with a 5 Ah 20 volt lithium ion battery and charger. The battery is part of the DEWALT 20V system, which means it is interchangeable with 100+ other DEWALT tools.
Battery run time is more than sufficient to clear an average size residential yard. Charging time is also short, just in case more power is needed. The Dewalt 20v blower could run up to 25 minutes on a single charge.
What did previous DEWALT DCBL720P1 Cordless Blower buyers say?
The DEWALT cordless blower has received an outstanding number of reviews with excellent ratings on Amazon. The average Dewalt 20v blower review is impressive, with users liking the power and ease of use. They like that it’s cordless and easy to carry and maneuver, despite its weight being more than its competitors.
Most agree that the interchangeable battery system is a great benefit in and around an average home with multiple garden power tools of the same brand.
A few say that the power could be better and that it’s not great for removing leaves from roof gutters.
Warranty and Support
DEWALT offers a good 3 years of limited warranty on this product.
The only drawback we’ve seen is that because it’s plastic it scratches easily, so we have to take care with that. Also, if it’s going to be used for anything larger than an average residential lawn area, we’d probably want to get something more powerful. It’s worth buying and having. It will keep the lawn looking good and save lots of time as well.
In case you only want to decide between two models, read up on the Worx WG591 review. It is slightly cheaper yet provides similar performance to this DEWALT leaf blower in our understanding.