EGO Leaf Blower – Power+ 480 CFM Cordless Blower Review

Raking and removing leaves from your yard and garden used to be a lot of hard work. Then came gas leaf blowers and yard cleaning has never been the same. People were happy using a gas model until they grew tired of mixing gas and oil and pulling ropes. Not to mention, running a gas model was deafening, heavy to use and required maintenance. Then along came the lighter and more efficient Ego Leaf Blower cordless power plus model.

Yard cleaning became much easier and definitely less noisy. The new generation of the Ego products has arrived to help get the job done as fast as possible without limitations of a cord.

This product review is all about the EGO Leaf Blower – Power+ 480 CFM Cordless. Let’s check out this model’s special specifications and features to see if we’ve finally gotten ourselves a yard keeper.

Ego Leaf Blower Power Plus Cordless Review

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Product Specs

  • High-efficiency brush-less motor
  • Turbine fan engineering that delivers up to 480 CFM.
  • 3-speed design (low, high, and turbo)
  • Maximum speed of 92 mph
  • Weather-resistant construction
  • ≤65 noise rating
  • Smaller 8” x 6.7” x 35.8” measurement
  • 5.1-pound item weight
  • 5-year tool warranty (when purchased from authorized dealers)
  • 3-year battery kit warranty (when purchased from authorized dealers)
  • Interchangeable battery system with other EGO Power+ products
  • Powered by either 2.0Ah or 2.5Ah 56V Lithium-Ion battery kit.

Pros

  • Super lightweight, quiet, boundless, and odorless
  • It does the job for small areas without the battery dying on you. It gets 60 minutes of run-time on low speed, 18 minutes on high, and 10 minutes on turbo mode
  • Battery is easy to detach and charge
  • Charger features a light indicator that prevents you from overcharging your batteries
  • The operator buttons are intuitive

Cons

  • Need to purchase EGO Power+ Battery and Charger Kit
  • Life of the Ego 56v blower battery may be short for larger areas
  • Battery charging mode is a bit noisy due to the built-in fan system to keep the battery from overheating
  • Although there is a strap slot on the leaf blower, it doesn’t come with one
  • Handle could use some ergonomic improvement. It is also not well-balanced, making it awkward to handle for long periods of time. Perhaps, the handle should be more forward
  • A battery level gauge, concentrator adjustment, reverse flow feature, and a vacuum bag would have been welcome additions

Ego Power+ Features

Ego Leaf Blower

Design

This Power+ Ego leaf blower is a super compact and lightweight garden tool. It has a grey body with green switches and buttons and a black tube. Just like most battery-powered leaf blowers, it is not limited by the length of a cord, it doesn’t reek of gasoline or oil because it doesn’t need either, and it is quieter to work with.

A noticeable difference in its design compared to other leaf blowers is its straight air flow tube. The Greenworks 24252 cordless blower, for example, has a tapered tube. If this EGO leaf blower had that type of tube, a concentration attachment would not have been missed.

The wide-mouthed tube does allow massive airflow for bigger coverage. As it is, since the tube is straight, a nozzle would have been a great addition to the unit for some versatility. Some like open tubes like this and some don’t as it depends on your preference.

They do offer a blower flat nozzle as an accessory that is very affordable.

This Cordless leaf blower also has some ergonomic issues which are an important consideration, especially when working long hours. It could be balanced better than other brands but that’s barely noticeable or bothersome when you’re working for shorter times.

But it can take its toll on your hands and arms when you need to exert effort in balancing it over a longer period of time.

Performance

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This battery operated powerful 5.1 pound lightweight blower can easily move leaves effectively anywhere you want them.

With 480 CFM air flow at 92 MPH, this EGO leaf blower and sweeper performs as well as the Snapper XD SXDBL that does 550 CFM air flow at 130 MPH.  Nevertheless, it gets the job done less the deafening noise from a gas leaf blower or the scope limitation from a corded unit.

A drawback in terms of performance is not the unit itself but its battery. If you just use low speed which is enough for smaller areas, the battery will last you around 45-60 minutes. But if you use turbo, the battery will offer a lot less battery time.

So a spare battery might be necessary, if you have a big area to clean up. Notably, this problem is very common among any battery powered models. So this is an area for improvement for all blowers that use batteries.

A great thing going for this model though or for EGO Power+ products in general, is that they have an interchangeable battery system. So if you have another Power+ product, you can easily use it’s battery when the power runs low. This feature is a design win for this model as well as for the EGO brand itself.

Price

The cost is somewhat expensive for a non-heavy-duty cordless with semi basic functions. It is in the price range of Snapper XD 82V max and the Greenworks 24252 models. Still, the GreenWorks 24252 cordless jet leaf sweeper is much cheaper than the two.

Verdict

Overall, according to many reviews the EGO leaf blower Power+ is one of the top rated leaf blowers for your money. One drawback, which is the battery power, is not unique to this brand or any model today. But, 60 minutes of run time at low speed is pretty good. High speed will provide 18 minutes, which can be enough time for most sidewalk, smaller driveways and patio clean ups.

If you’re looking to use this model to clean up a smaller area’s this unit may turn out to be the best cordless blower for you. But if you have a bigger lawn with lots of leaf cleanups to do, you might need to consider getting a spare battery or buy another EGO Power+ product for your yard so that you can just swap batteries between tools.

If you feel that you need a more powerful model than this Ego leaf blower powerful 480 CFM and 92 MPH offering; there’s the more expensive Snapper XD 82V Max CFM cordless electric that offers a massive 550 CFM at 130 MPH.

Overall for less money, this power + 3 speed Ego leaf blower offers an efficient amount of airflow and longer usage time for small to medium areas. We recommend checking this cordless rechargeable model out today.

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