Doing yard work doesn’t have to be a drag. Tools like a good leaf blower can help turn tasks that used to be a huge bummer into a non-issue. But of course, not all leaf blowers are created equally. Some options are better than others especially when are shopping on a tight budget.
If you are looking for a good leaf blower for under $100 then you really need some help. Fortunately, we can provide that help. Not only have we put together a list of the five best options out there but we have also assembled a list of buying considerations that should make the process a little bit easier. All that you have to do is sit back relax and enjoy our best budget leaf blower reviews.
|Black & Decker BV6000|
|WORX TURBINE WG520||3 years||4.7/5|
Best for the Money
|Toro 51585||2 years||4.2/5|
|Poulan PLB26||2 years||3.9/5|
Coming in first, our top pick, is the Black and Decker BV6000. This option is all about utility. One of the first things that draws the eye to this option is the fact that it performs three duties in one convenient package.
Needless to say, it will blow leaves, and it does so with the strength of a 12 amp motor that makes the job easy. But that isn’t all. It also vacuums leaves and then mulches them. The benefits of these functions are fairly obvious: different jobs require different approaches and with this blower, you won’t have any trouble doing whatever you need to make your yard look as good as possible.
It also has a variable speed option that adds further versatility by allowing users to choose between two different speeds.
These are relatively simple features but they also serve to make this a very user-friendly option for tackling yard care.
These things said, it, of course, is not perfect. One thing that some users report is that the vacuum tube attachment does not fit on very well. However, this seems to be a threading defect that does not pertain to all units.
Other than that, it is an excellent blower!
Coming in second we have the Worx Turbine WG520—an option that is designed to be just about as versatile as the top choice that we just looked at. Like the Black and Decker, this option is going to blow, vacuum, and mulch to address your leaf problem in the most comprehensive way possible.
It also features a variable speed fan that will allow you to take an individualized approach to your leaf blowing needs, and a lightweight, 9.3-pound design.
Of course, some factors keep this option outside of our top slot. The biggest problem that we were able to identify with this option is that it is very prone to getting clogged up, especially when dealing with wet leaves.
This aside, it is a good option that has more than earned its second place position on this list.
Greenworks is very well known for offering an affordable solution to your backyard maintenance needs. It is exactly for this reason, in fact, that the Greenworks 24012 found itself in our best leaf blower for the money slot.
This option is designed to be lightweight, very simple, and ultimately very effective. It is a very basic option that is corded rather than chargeable, but it does what it needs to.
The biggest problem that we were able to notice about this option is the cord itself. We found that the cord does not stay in the power outlet very well which leads to lots of frustration on a long day of yard work.
Other than that, it is a great, affordable buy.
Coming in second to last, the Toro, an acceptable, though ultimately flawed, option for the shopper that doesn’t want to spend a lot of money.
There is actually a lot to like about this option—it’s affordable, lightweight, and it features two-speed options.
The problems are several-fold. For one thing, it’s just not very durable, meaning it might not last for very long. It’s also very basic, and not really equipped to work through thicker piles of leaves.
These things aside it is an acceptable option, though, if you are looking to save money, you will probably be better off with the Best for the Money Pick.
Last and least, the Poulan PLB26. Unfortunately, there is a lot not to like about this option which is precisely the reason that it finds itself on the bottom of our list.
For one thing, the Poulan is actually a gas blower which means both that it is less economical to operate than the last options that we looked at, and is also a lot noisier.
It’s also just not very economical in general. While the price isn’t terrible in the grand scheme of things, there are much more economical options on the list for budget buys, and they are also more feature-rich.
If there is one positive thing to say about it, it’s that the gas motor is of a pretty high-quality, offering variable speed options that will give you good control over your leaf blowing.
Now that you know what is out there in the world of leaf blowers here are some buying considerations that should make the process a little bit easier.
Weight is a big factor in selecting a leaf blower because it is ultimately what will determine how quickly you end up getting fatigued on the job. Naturally, it stands to reason that the heavier a leaf blower is the harder it will be to use for longer periods of time.
Industrial or professional-caliber blowers do tend to be heavier because they require the power of more complex motor systems. Those really aren’t the types of units that we are looking at for today’s list though.
For the basic budget blower, there is no need or benefit to getting a heavy option.
As you probably noticed from the list above there are different functions that a blower can play. For example, some will even vacuum and mulch your leaves for you. The difference that functions like this can make in how long it takes you to get your yard work done can be pretty tremendous.
Features like these are going to usually cost more but if you can swing them in your budget you may find the extra dollars very well worth it.
Having a few different speed options at your disposal is not explicitly necessary but it is a feature that will add a lot of precision to your work if you can manage to get your hands on it.
The different options give you the opportunity to address each individual nook and cranny of your yard. It’s a simple but very handy feature to have at your disposal.
There it is! Five of the best affordable options on the market. You have read your reviews of budget leaf blowers and now you have a difficult decision to make. Which of these options are going to be making your yard workload easier? While the decision might seem difficult there are actually a couple of considerations we have to offer that might make it a little bit easier.
For the buyer that wants the best option, they can get their hands on, go with the Black and Decker— our top puck on this list which has earned its spot by providing a combination of quality and value.
On the other hand, if you want to make this purchase as affordable as possible, there is no beating our best for the money pick, the Greenworks blower.
Of course, at the end of the day, we aren’t trying to sell you on anything. We just want to make this process as easy as possible.
Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!