Gas Leaf Blower Buyer's Guide

Gas Leaf Blower Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Gas Leaf Blower

Are you in the market for a high-octane cleanup tool? Then gas-powered leaf blowers are perfect for you.

With three styles of gale-force leaf and debris-blowing capability, the gas leaf blower category is sure to offer a model that matches your needs.

The size of your cleanups will dictate which style to go with:

  • Handheld gas leaf blower
  • Backpack gas leaf blower
  • Walk-behind gas leaf blower
Handheld Backpack Walk-Behind
Makita Handheld Leaf Blower Husqvarna Backpack Blower Little Wonder Walk-Behind Blower
Weight: 9-15 Pounds 15-26 Pounds 76-248 Pounds
Engine Size: 24-30cc 27-75cc 163-570cc
Engine Style: 2-Cycle


Handheld Gas Leaf Blowers

Hand Held Gas Powered Leaf BlowersIf you're looking for a machine that's powerful yet still small and easy to operate, consider a gas-powered handheld leaf blower. These handheld blowers are heavier than their electric counterparts, yet only tip the scales at around 15 pounds so they don't require too much effort to use.

Gas-powered handheld leaf blowers have more power, blowing air at speeds of around 150-200 mph. Because the engines are gasoline powered, they're louder than electric models. Gas-powered leaf blowers include a recoil start so you'll pull a cord to fire them up. 


Learn More: How to Pick the Perfect Gas Handheld Leaf Blower


Backpack Leaf Blowers

Backpack Leaf BlowersIf you're looking for the power of a gas blower, but don't want the strain of a handheld model, then a gasoline-powered backpack leaf blower is for you.

With a backpack blower strapped to your back, you'll be enjoying your clean and uncluttered lawn in no time. Only weighing between 15-20 pounds, these backpack leaf blowers won't physically exhaust you.

Learn More: How to Pick the Perfect Backpack Leaf Blower


Walk-Behind Leaf Blowers

Walk-Behind Leaf BlowerIf you find yourself repeatedly saying, "It needs more power," then a walk-behind leaf blower is the perfect choice for you. You'll need to push these around, but their power is unmatched.

Walk-behind blowers are louder than the other options, but they can move more leaves than any of the other gas blower styles. These are popular with landscaping crews who need to blow grass clippings or leaves away from sidewalks and fences.

Learn More: How to Pick the Perfect Walk-Behind Leaf Blower

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