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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award  
Price $299 List
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Pros Excellent power, solidly ergonomic, quieter than averageJam-packed with power, good battery lifePlenty of strength, quietMuch more affordable, exceptionally ergonomicInexpensive, great battery life
Cons Moderate battery life, has a high-pitched undertoneCould be a bit more ergonomic, quieterUnimpressive battery life, so-so ergonomics and comfortNot the most powerful, can be earsplitting to operatePitifully weak
Bottom Line The Snapper is an excellent leaf blower that can hold its own with the top models, all while costing quite a bit lessDelivering the best overall performance we have seen to date, it’s easy to see why the Ego claimed the Editors’ Choice awardIf you already own some Makita tools, this blower makes a great addition to your cordless tool collectionPairing solid performance at a reasonable price, the Ryobi is a great bet for anyone on a tight budgetWhile the G-MAX might not blow your budget, we didn’t find it to be all that good at blowing leaves either
Rating Categories Snapper 82-Volt Max Ego Power+ 580 CFM Makita XBU02PT1 Ryobi 40V RY40460 Greenworks G-MAX 40V
Power (50%)
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Ergonomics (15%)
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Specs Snapper 82-Volt Max Ego Power+ 580 CFM Makita XBU02PT1 Ryobi 40V RY40460 Greenworks G-MAX 40V
Model Number SXDBL82K LB5800 XBU02PT1 RY40460 24212
Measured Weight w/ Battery 8.7 lbs 10 lbs 9.2 lbs 9 lbs 6 lbs
Turbo Boost? No Yes No Yes No
Variable speed Yes, trigger or cruise control dial Yes, trigger or cruise control dial Yes, dial Yes, trigger Yes, dial
Included Battery Size 2 Ah 5 Ah 5 Ah 4 Ah 4 Ah
Measured Charge Time 30 min 1 hr 30 min 1 hr 2 hrs 45 min 2 hrs
Measured Run Time on Turbo Boost N/A 19 min 17 sec N/A 18 min 5 sec N/A
Measured Run Time on Highest Standard Mode 15 min 17 sec 36 min 53 sec 14 min 37 sec 26 min 38 min 50 sec
# of Batteries Included 1 1 2 sets 1 1
Nominal Voltage 82V 56V 36V (2 x 18V) 40V 40V
Measured Operator Sound Level Highest Setting 83.9 dBa 94.5 dBa 84 dBA 93.3 dBa 84.3 dBa
Operating Modes Variable speed pulling trigger Variable speed pulling trigger with turbo button Variable speeds with trigger and speed settings 1-6 Variable speed pulling trigger with turbo button On/Off switch with speeds 1-6
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