Could you ever be inspired by an automatic car wash to invent clever lawn and garden maintenance tools? George Ballas—Houston businessman and founder of lawn and garden maintenance tool company Weed Eater—was. Thanks in part to him the leaf blower industry is thriving. Early in the ‘70s, during a trip to an automatic car wash, Mr. Ballas figured out how to turn the spinning bristles that were cleaning his car into a trimmer that could help keep grass short without damaging bark. Such was his brilliance that he continued to make handy, affordable, and effective lawn and garden maintenance tools. For proof that he does so, let’s take a close look at 3 of the best Weed Eater leaf blowers that we find excellent:
Best of Weed Eater Leaf Blowers for 2020
#1 Choice – Weed Eater WEB160 7.5 amp 160 mph Electric Blower
Let’s begin with the Weed Eater WEB160 7.5 amp 160 mph Electric Blower—one of the lightest and most affordable handheld electric leaf blowers among the Weed Eater leaf blowers currently available in the market. Being sold right now through Amazon with free shipping, as well as coming in at a mere 5.4 lbs (6 lbs when shipped) and 13.5″ x 7.8″ x 16.8″ in dimensions, the aforementioned handheld electric leaf blower may very well be less costly and more handy than the aforementioned leaf blower line as well as most of the similar lawn and garden maintenance tools currently available in the market. So not only can you purchase the handheld electric leaf blower without spending a lot, you’ll also be able to maneuver this tool with much comfort. As if all of these advantages weren’t enough, the handheld electric leaf blower also comes with an ergonomic handle that makes maneuvering this lawn and garden maintenance tool even easier.
But this doesn’t mean the Weed Eater WEB160 7.5 amp 160 mph Electric Blower will be a lightweight when used to move debris around or out of your lawn and/or garden. As the name of this handheld electric leaf blower itself states, it can deliver air at a maximum speed of 160 mph, which will be more than enough for dealing with the debris.
While the Weed Eater WEB160 7.5 amp 160 mph Electric Blower appears to be an effective lawn and garden maintenance tool indeed, a small number of consumers have taken note of a few drawbacks to this handheld electric leaf blower and then aired them online. They say it’s unlikely this lawn and garden maintenance tool will be the most powerful leaf blower you’ve ever used and thus won’t be as effective in helping deal with debris as you’d like. They also say the handheld electric leaf blower comes with no electric cord and therefore will need an extension cord to run that will most likely limit your reach. The lawn and garden maintenance tool, however, has received a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon.
You should buy your leaf blower on Amazon and here is why:
- All the reviews are like having hundreds of really good friends give you their personal experience with the leaf blower, then taking all of that personal experience and giving it a star rating. You’re buying quality when there are 100′s of fans of the blower.
- A friendly UPS driver will deliver it right to your door. No waiting in line, no hauling it in your car. No sore muscles or achy back the next day.
- Amazon has the best price 99% of the time. Amazon constantly watches competitor pricing and makes sure you get the best deal. They do a ton of business and take advantage of economies of scale, which means you get the savings!
- FREE shipping. Enough said.
- Returns are easy. Amazon recently shipped a car, and they ship a ton of large items, all day, every day. If they can ship a car, rest assured, you will get your leaf blower in perfect condition. BUT if for any reason it comes damaged, it is super easy to return. Just print out a UPS label, slap it on the box and a friendly UPS driver will pick it up, free of charge. This is way easier than waiting in a return line at Home Depot and talking with a bored, angsty teenage sales clerk.
- 7.5 Amp Electric engine
- 160 MPH Air Speed
- Lightweight – 4.5 lbs
- Ergonomic handle for extra comfort
- Weighs only 4.5-pounds
#2 Choice – WeedEater 966782501 T3000 Electric Garden Blower/Vaccum
Not far from the first one, the Weed Eater T3000 is also affordable. This electric handheld leaf blower comes with several features that enable it to work as well as any of other Weed Eater leaf blowers currently available in the market.
First, and foremost, the Weed Eater T3000 is more powerful than the handheld electric leaf blower previously reviewed. To be precise, the former can deliver air at a maximum speed of 235 mph. As if the power it can generate wasn’t enough, the handheld electric leaf blower comes with a professional nozzle head that improves the performance of this lawn and garden maintenance tool and thereby ensures you’ll be able to effectively and easily move debris around or out of your lawn and/or garden.
If you’d worry that the ability of the Weed Eater T3000 to generate this much power will render it difficult to maneuver, don’t, because you can set this lawn and garden maintenance tool to deliver variable speed. So if ever the handheld electric leaf blower becomes too much for you to handle, you can easily lower its air speed setting, which makes using it truly easy. This lawn and garden maintenance tool also comes with 12amp motor.
The only complaints aired online about this is that it’s slighly weaker compared to several of the other brands of leaf blowers, which means this handheld electric leaf blower won’t be as effective as you’d like in dealing with tough-to-deal-with debris (e.g., matted leaves) or ‘heavy’ jobs (e.g., moving debris around or out of your large lawn and/or garden). Generally, however, most consumers are happy with their models. Furthermore, the handheld electric leaf blower has received a rating of 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon.
- 12 amp motor
- Variable Speed
- 235 MPH air speed/ 360 CFM air volume
- 16:1 mulch ratio
- Simple2Change feature easily converts from blower to vac and vice versa
#3 Choice – Weed Eater FB25 25cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower
Like both of the handheld electric leaf blower previously reviewed, the Weed Eater FB25 25cc 2 Stroke Gas Powered 170 MPH Blower is truly an effective lawn and garden maintenance tool. To be precise, this handheld electric leaf blower is as light and compact as the aforementioned handheld electric leaf blowers, as well as comes with a gas powered motor that enables it to deliver air at a maximum speed of 170 mph, which makes it, more or less, as powerful as them. Thus, the handheld leaf blower will be as effective in being a lawn and garden maintenance tool as any of other Weed Eater leaf blowers currently available in the market.
Since the Weed Eater FB25 Blower is similar to both of the handheld electric leaf blowers previously reviewed, you might ask yourself, what sets this handheld electric leaf blower apart? According to those who own models of it, several things do. It is a gas-powered leaf blower, so it’s able to do its job effectively and more powerful even compared to the ones on the list. They say that it can even deal with ‘tough’ debris like matted leaves without any difficulty.
If you need a leaf blower to help you with ‘heavy work’, like moving debris around or out of your large lawn and/or garden, this does the job better than the other electric handheld leaf blowers simply because the electric ones might not have enough power. What’s also great is that it has speed adjustment so it can suit your needs depending on situation and let it go on idle when you are going from one place to another. And since this is fueled with gas, you can carry it anywhere without having an electric cord go in your way. Lastly, it is easy to assemble.
Common drawbacks consumers have noticed is it won’t start immediately that sometimes it might take up to 8 pulls before they can have it started and this is not made to last for 10 years or so. In average, consumers are satisfied with their models. Moreover, this tool has received a rating of 3 and a half stars out of 5 on Amazon, where it’s currently being sold with free shipping.
- Weighs only 8.1 pounds
- Generates air speed up to 170 mph and air volume up to 290 cfm
- Reliable 25cc 2-cycle engine and variable speed throttle
- Features a reduced vibration handle
- Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
While Weed Eater might not be as well known as some of its competitors, after having given you the above reviews of 3 Weed Eater leaf blowers that we find excellent lawn and garden maintenance tools, we hope to pique your interest in checking them out and then getting one for yourself. One might be the lawn and garden maintenance tool you’ve been looking for.