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Husqvarna 952711925 125B 28cc 2-Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powered Handheld Blower

Pros: Its power is off the charts. Starts easily and features cruise control. Built well and is super durable.

Cons: It's quite heavy, but the shoulder straps distribute the weight equally.

Summary: The best leaf blower available today. While it is a sizable investment, you are paying for quality that will save you money in the long run.
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Greenworks 24012 7 Amp Single Speed Electric 160 M...

Pros: Electric blower comes with a four-year warranty, and is also lightweight and user friendly. Zero carbon footprint guaranteed.

Cons: The unit offers one speed, and does not mulch or vacuum. The unit's one nozzle is sometimes not enough.

Summary: For many users, the average price won't compensate for the unit's deficiencies. Go with the Husqvarna for serious work.
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Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2 Stroke 170 MPH Gas Powere...

Pros: Gas-powered blower that is lightweight, powerful and does not make much noise.

Cons: Being gas powered means more maintenance. Problems reported with the primer bulb and engine.

Summary: The Black & Decker and Toro are cheaper and electric, and also blow and mulch.
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Black & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/...

Pros: Electric; blows, vacuums, and mulches. The unit is powerful, and alternates functions with the flip of a switch.

Cons: The unit is heavy, for some, and also loud. Works well with dry leaves, but struggles with wet debris and sticks.

Summary: A good unit for lighter work in the yard on a clear, dry day, and at an attractive price.
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Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235)...

Pros: Electric two-speed blower also vacuums and mulches yard waste. Easy to use, durable, and powerful.

Cons: Switch is sometimes problematic. Replacement parts and customer support are lacking.

Summary: Not the priciest of the models reviewed, but based on the power and price, it's the best value leaf blower on the market.