Husqvarna Blower Review

Husqvarna Blower Leaf Blaster with 40V MAX Series Battery removed

Leaf blowers are useful year-round, but fall is when they really shine. With fall just over a month away, we thought now is a great time to bring you our new Husqvarna Blower Review. Today we’re looking at the Husqvarna Leaf Blaster™ Blower. Husqvarna, a Swedish-based company, is known for delivering innovative OPE and trying to “one up” the competition. Therefore, the Husqvarna Leaf Blaster™ Blower was designed to be the industry’s most powerful yet lightweight handheld blower. Let’s give this Husqvarna Blower a test-drive and see how well it works.

Don’t deal with fall leaves where you live? Leaf blowers are still incredibly useful year-round in any climate. So, sit tight and read on to see if this blower fits your needs.

Husqvarna Blower Review Guide

Alright, let’s see if this thing blows…

Husqvarna Blower Overview

Husqvarna Blower Leaf Blaster with 40V MAX Series Battery removed

The Husqvarna Leaf Blaster™ Blower (#350iB) is a 40V leaf blower. Husqvarna intended for this model to be lightweight, yet outperform all other competing gas and electric handheld blowers.

To achieve the targeted level of power Husqvarna combined its 40V MAX Lithium-ion battery with a high-efficiency and durable brushless motor. This combo provides up to 200 MPH air force with 800 CFM. Which, to put it bluntly, is crazy high for a battery-powered blower, which also produces all this power with zero emissions.

In addition to the power, this blower also has built-in active cooling to preserve the life of the motor.

Husqvarna MAX Battery Series

“PRO-GRADE POWER FOR PRO-GRADE RESULTS” is the tagline for Husqvarna’s MAX Battery Series. There are two batteries in this series, the BLi22 and the BLi30. The latter is the one included with our Husqvarna Blower, plus a charger.

This 270Wh Lithium-Ion battery offers excellent runtime, 4 LED charge display, active cooling, and rechargeable up to 600 times to support a long life.

This battery is the battery of choice for any Husqvarna 300-Series OPE.

Husqvarna Blower Design

Again, this Husqvarna blower was designed to be 15% lighter than competing 56V models. To do this, Husqvarna went with a plastic construction. Don’t worry, despite the lightweight efforts, this blower is still very durable.

In fact, if I had one complaint about this blower it’s that the plastic has so little flex to it that it was at times difficult to put parts together or take apart. However, as a result, the blower holds together well.

Husqvarna Blower Tube

The blower tube consists of three parts: an upper tube, a lower tube, and your attachment of choice. We have the speed nozzle attachment in the photos above. The upper tube connects to the blower with a push lock, while the other two have a grooved lock to hold it in place. The locks securely hold everything together well.

Husqvarna Blower Handle

Husqvarna Blower ergonomic handle with rubber overmold

The blower has a nice ergonomic handle with a comfortable rubber over mold. The trigger is located on the underside of the handle.

Aside from turning the blower on, the trigger is all you need to operate the blower.

Husqvarna Blower Attachments

This Husqvarna blower comes with two different attachments for the end of the blower. I found that each of these attachments worked quite well for their intended purposes.

Husqvarna Blower Scraper 

Husqvarna Blower scraper attachment This attachment could be considered the stock attachment. It’s the one used in all the marketing and seen on the blower when looking at the box. It’s just an open-mouth attachment with a scraper tool on the bottom side. I tested it out on some dirt and brush really packed-down on a concrete slab. The scraper had no problem lifting most of it.

Husqvarna Blower High-Speed Nozzle 

Husqvarna Blower high-speed nozzle attachment

This nozzle has that same wide-mouth base and then funnels to a tighter diameter to concentrate the airflow. Not only did this blast brush further than with the scraper attachment, but it was easier to blow away heavier debris.

As I mentioned earlier, the only con I found with these attachments was that they were a bit difficult to take off, particularly the high-speed nozzle. The plastic is really strong and we needed a flat-head screwdriver to remove the high-speed nozzle. So, that’s something to keep in mind.

Husqvarna Blower Settings

There are three buttons for each setting: power, cruise control, and power boost.

Each button was easy to operate. The Power button and Cruise Control act as an on/off switch. You just need to press them once to turn them on, and again to turn them off. However, the Power Boost button only works as you are pressing it.

Husqvarna Blower Value

The Husqvarna Leaf Blaster™ Blower retails full-price with the battery system for $349, or without for $229 (currently on-sale for $199). I compared this to other 40V leaf blowers from RYOBI, DeWALT, Toro and more. On average, a Husqvarna blower without a charger was $20 more than competitive models, but the Husqvarna blower has dramatically better speed and air movement.

And when I say dramatic, I mean competitors are only hitting 100-125 MPH with 450-650 CFM, and the Husqvarna Blower reaches 200 MPH with 800 CFM.

Where to Buy Your Husqvarna Blower 

The Husqvarna Leaf Blaster™ Blower is available on Amazon. Lowe’s also carries Husqvarna products, or you can search for available dealers on the Husqvarna site.

At this time, you can purchase this Husqvarna Blower with a 40V battery and charger for $349, or without the battery system for $199, marked down from $299.

Husqvarna Blower Final Review

The Husqvarna Leaf Blaster™ blows…but in the best sense.

This blower is extremely powerful and the price is just a little bit higher than competitors who are just not hitting the same stats. I thought it performed great during testing. As a Midwesterner I see all the different ways I can use this throughout the year. Even Dan thinks it might be the best blower on the market.

I understand that some people prefer to stick with their preferred tool brand’s battery system. But the quality of higher volt OPE is a great motivator to try something new from a brand that specializes in this kind of product.

All-in-all, I think the Husqvarna Leaf Blaster™ Blower is a great option for this upcoming fall.

Still thinking it over? Read more TIA Blower Reviews.



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