7 Best Quiet Leaf Blowers To Keep Your Yard Clean

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Let’s face it, we’ve all been in situations where we look at our yards sometime during the fall with leaves strewn all over and wonder to ourselves, why did we ever get a yard in the first place? 

Maybe we don’t always have the time to take care of the garden except for every now and then. 

Sometimes it takes too long and it’s too tiring to simply sweep up all the leaves in your backyard. The hardest part is cleaning with all the noise and racket that comes with it. 

I know I can’t seem to keep up. If that’s the case, you might want to consider getting yourself a quiet leaf blower. Let’s get started.

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Our Top Quiet Leaf Blowers

Specifications

  • Noise Rating: – dB 
  • Weight: 8.9 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 45 x 9 x 14” 
  • Manufacturer: The Toro Company 
  • Maximum Air Volume: 350 CFM
  • Maximum Air Speed: 250 MPH

Features

  • Variable speed setting
  • 3-in-1 Vacuum, blower, and shredder 
  • Vacuum tube, bottom-zip bag, cord storage hook, shred-all shred ring and time-saving oscillating tube included

The Toro 51621 UltraPlus Leaf Blower Vacuum looks like a machine gun out of a sci-fi show. This leaf blower is the only corded option on the list, but before you decide it’s not for you, check out all it has to offer.

It is heavy but solid. You’ll like the many hand holds allowing for different holding positions.

The suction can be adjusted with the flick of a knob if you start to scoop up small landscaping rocks, or let it rip to get in the crevices of larger rocks, nooks and crannies. The vibration really is minimal.

It is very powerful in both the blow and suction modes and is simple to change between blower and vacuum. Some tips when using this multi-purpose machine: try not to suck up too much with the vacuum because it will tend to clog.

| PROS

  • Comes with several tube and nozzle sizes for added flexibility
  • Reasonably priced
  • Quiet operation
  • Vacuum bag is big enough to capture leaves

| CONS

  • Corded
  • Not weather proof

Specifications

  • Noise Rating: – dB 
  • Weight: 9.7 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 15.25 x 7.81 x 23.44” 
  • Manufacturer: DEWALT 
  • Maximum Air Volume: 400 CFM
  • Maximum Air Speed: 90 MPH

Features

  • Brushless Motor 
  • Variable trigger and speed lock

The DEWALT DCBL720P1 XR Brushless Blower looks more like a bazooka gun than a simple leaf blower. Despite looking like it weighs a ton, the lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes stress on your arm. 

There’s no delay when you turn it on compared to similar models and is something I can really appreciate. 

Having to hold down the trigger for several long minutes can really stress out the hand. The speed control on this blower is very sensitive and you are able to squeeze the trigger a little to blow debris away from sensitive areas like flower beds without getting dirt tossed everywhere with too much air. 

The wider/larger coverage provides similar “oomph” as a comparable blower that is necked down. It has a great run-time, especially considering the tiny battery it uses. 

There are no power-on and turbo buttons, simply pull the trigger, get instant-on full power. It compares favorably/reasonable with a tool that is double the power/voltage.

| PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Quiet operation
  • Includes 20V MAX 5.0Ah Lithium Ion Battery, along with charger
  • 3 – year limited warranty; 1 year free service
  • Powerful operation

| CONS

  • Heavy

Specifications

  • Noise Rating: – N/A 
  • Weight: 4.45 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.2 x 10.8” 
  • Manufacturer: KIMO
  • Maximum Air Volume: – CFM
  • Maximum Air Speed: – MPH

Features

  • Variable speed setting 
  • 2-in-1 Leaf Blower & Dust Vacuum

At first glance, you might mistake the KIMO 20V Lithium 2-in-1 Sweeper/Vacuum to be around the same size as the other blowers in this list. You’ll be shocked to find that it’s only half their size but don’t let the small proportions fool you. 

The power it packs is incredible, given its small size and cordless design. This hand-held blower is very lightweight but its little size packs quite a punch. 

The cordless rechargeable battery is much more convenient than a corded or a gas blower. The size is small enough that you can carry it all over my yard without tiring out your arms. The power from the leaf blower is very strong and moves, dirt debris and leaves with ease. 

Size greatly enhances the power of this blower; not to mention, lightweight and maneuverable, especially in tight places. 

The trigger’s power control is perfect for directing and controlling the debris/leaves; however, the vacuum side is very limited. Since the intake orifice is small, leaves bigger than the hose won’t go in. The flexible nozzle is also a plus. It does a great job without any effort put forth on your part.

| PROS

  • 2 – year limited warranty
  • Quiet operation
  • Lightweight
  • Storage friendly

| CONS

  • Cannot handle wet leaves or heavy objects

Specifications

  • Noise Rating: 64 dB 
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 35.8 x 6.7 x 10.8” 
  • Manufacturer: EGO Power+ 
  • Maximum Air Volume: 530 CFM
  • Maximum Air Speed: 110 MPH

Features

  • Turbine fan engineering delivers up to 480 CFM
  • Variable-Speed: from 250 CFM to 480 CFM
  • Powered by 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Batteries 
  • Battery Life Indicator 
  • High efficiency brushless motor

EGO is a global company that specializes in garden equipment for any kind of lawn.

The EGO POWER+ Blower looks like a NERF gun on steroids and kids may mistake it for a toy. However, it lives up to its name and delivers the performance of gas without the noise, fuss and fumes. You can finish blowing the leaves on your lawn with power to spare.

If you are a homeowner and want to blow your driveway, garage, your sidewalk, front porch, and back patio after cutting your grass or to remove the leaves, you will still have plenty of better power left.

This blower is unlike anything you’ve ever used. It’s super easy to use. It also delivers a lightweight, compact design for longer runtime, reduced vibrations and extended motor life.

Of course, the higher the velocity, the shorter the battery life. Here’s a tip from other owners of this quiet leaf blow: get a second battery, you will not regret it.

| PROS

  • Weather resistant
  • Quiet operation
  • 5 – year limited warranty; 3 – year limited warranty on battery (kits only)
  • Compatible with all EGO POWER+ Arc Lithium Batteries
  • Lightweight

| CONS

  • Battery and charger not included

Specifications

  • Noise Rating: – N/A 
  • Weight: 7.61 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 31 x 7 x 10” 
  • Manufacturer: Greenworks
  • Maximum Air Volume: 135 CFM
  • Maximum Air Speed: 150 MPH

Features

  • 2 – Speed High Velocity Tip 
  • Variable Speed Setting
  • Extension tube helps increase reach blower efficiency

Greenworks has introduced their own line of cordless leaf blowers into the market. The Greenworks Cordless Blower 24252 is a nice light-duty blower with its trademark neon green color and gray rubber accent on the handle.

It’s extremely lightweight, and with a flat nozzle, it also comes with an extension to really max out the power this thing has. It’s great if you have a smaller lawn.

For easy lawn maintenance, this line will do the trick. The model can last about 25 minutes on full speed or 45 minutes varying the speed. Battery life per charge is variable based on the power setting used, but it’s adequate for smaller household tasks.

You can hold it long enough without your hand getting tired. It’s powerful enough to get rid of all the dirt and leaves that constantly accumulate. The battery charges quickly and the blower puts out lots of air.

| PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Quiet operation
  • Battery and charger included
  • 4 – year limited warranty
  • Can be stored vertically
  • Reasonably priced

| CONS

  • Not weather resistant
  • For the high MPH, the CFM rating is rather low

Specifications

  • Noise Rating: – N/A 
  • Weight: 7.05 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 41.4 x 6.6 x 9.5” 
  • Manufacturer: Greenworks
  • Maximum Air Volume: 500 CFM
  • Maximum Air Speed: 125 MPH

Features

  • Simple 3-speed push button
  • Up to 70 minutes of runtime
  • Brushless motor

The Greenworks Pro GBL80320 Axial Blower looks powerful and sleek with this predominantly black finish and neon green highlights.

You’ll find that this blower is almost fun to use. It’s significantly quieter than corded blowers and so much faster and easier than sweeping.

The three speeds with a variable speed trigger allow for just the right amount of power for various tasks I have thrown at it with great success. The quick recharging is also a nice feature ( around 30 minutes).

The blower works well on matted leaves and medium small tree twigs. The highest speed is not needed for most leaf blowing jobs. On high, it should run for about 30-35 mins with the 2Ah battery.

The most important thing is that it blows clean air without gas/oil/smoke so it can be used indoors in the garage, to clean the car, inside the house, and on the car (to dry it).

Like I said earlier, this unit is remarkably quiet for the power, especially at lower (but still effective) settings. You could try the lower and higher settings, and find that it delivers a consistent and effective force throughout.

| PROS

  • Quiet operation
  • Lightweight
  • Reasonably priced
  • Has a quick charge option
  • 4 – year limited warranty

| CONS

  • You have to hold down the trigger to keep it on – it can get tiring

Specifications

  • Noise Rating: – N/A 
  • Weight: 8.1 lbs 
  • Dimensions: 20.3 x 11.8 x 11.8” 
  • Manufacturer: Positec/Worx
  • Maximum Air Volume: 465 CFM
  • Maximum Air Speed: 125 MPH

Features

  • Hyper stream air nozzle handles extra tough conditions
  • Powerful 56V Max Lithium battery provides cordless convenience
  • Variable speed control

The WORX WG591 Turbine 56V Cordless Leaf Blower feels like a hurricane in your hands. This blower does exactly what it claims to do. 

The ergonomic design ensures optimal weight distribution to save on fatigue for those larger tasks. It is very powerful, leaves and other materials have no chance. 

You could totally sweep clean any solid surface in no time and on high settings; you’ll find that it can push rocks, leaves and debris right out of your yard. The 5V6 battery provided more than enough power and time to completely blow multiple areas in your home, whether that be your yard, driveway, patio, lawn, etc. 

It will shorten the battery life when you run it for extended periods at the highest speed setting, but it does the job.

| PROS

  • Quiet operation 
  • 3 – year limited warranty on the blower; 1 – year limited warranty on the battery 
  • Powerful performance 
  • Lightweight 
  • Reasonably priced

| CONS

  • Does not include battery or charger

How to Select a Quiet Leaf Blower

As you do your research into which quiet leaf blower to get, there are a few things you need to consider before purchasing the first one that appeals to you. The size of your lawn and your personal preferences come into play here.

If you’ve got a large area to cover, cordless models can get you there, but where it snags is how long you can do it for as the battery will drain eventually. With corded units, time is not an issue, but the downfall is how far the cord can reach, especially if you’ve still got other places to clean up but not within reach.

Leaf blowers can get loud. That being said, there is no leaf blower that doesn’t make noise. But technology has advanced enough for us to hamper down that noise and with different leaf blower models, come different noise ratings. And normally the higher the setting, the louder the noise is.

Here’s a little background on the different types of leaf blowers available on the market.

Types of Leaf Blowers

Each type of leaf blower has their own tradeoffs.

Gas

Gas leaf blowers were the first type of blowers to be introduced into the market and came with several ups as well as downs. They are normally the cheapest but loudest of the three.

Typically, these blowers are often longer lasting compared to their electric and cordless counterparts, but the tradeoff is having to refuel it every so often, which can get pretty inconvenient if you’re not well stocked. People usually found the fumes and smell this blower gives out pretty bothersome.

Electric

Of course, leaf blowers like any other garden equipment have released the electric equivalent.

Homeowners would find they could blow leaves for almost an unlimited amount of time, which was the biggest boon for the electric compared to gas and battery-powered units. It is also the lightest among the three and gives a powerful performance.

For all the good it does, the area you need to cover might be limited due to its power source coming from a cord attached somewhere to your house. This is the biggest or only headache for electric leaf blowers.

Cordless/Battery-Powered

Battery-powered leaf blowers are the latest to enter into the leaf blower world.

Cordless is now the way of the future. You just pop the battery in, and do your thing.

What people love about this the most and probably the number one reason many people are biting the bullet and making the switch is because of how convenient it is to lug around a wire.

It has virtually no vibration when compared to gas blowers and owners love the freedom of a cordless design. It’s biggest and only con is how long you can use it for since different settings tend to drain your battery life differently as well.

What’s Perfect For Your Yard

There’s just not enough hours in the day to manually remove leaves from the yard, and when I do get the time, I’d rather be doing something else.

Blowing leaves, debris, and dirt around using a high-powered tool really adds fun to this usually mundane experience and definitely lowers the time it takes to go through the entire lawn.

As responsible homeowners, we all want to pick what’s best for our lawn situation in terms of garden equipment. The market is full of so many great models, it might be overwhelming to figure out which one to get. In the end, it all boils down to what your needs are and how much you’re willing to spend. Let this be your guide in making the final decision.