DEWALT DCBL720P1 XR Brushless Blower Review

  • July 11, 2018
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Review of DEWALT DCBL720P1

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Review Summary

If you know power tools, you know DeWalt. If it isn’t the most recognized and popular tool company out there, it is certainly close to it.

While DeWalt is mostly known for making saws and drills, it also has a good reputation in the world of lawn equipment.

Today’s objective is to take a close look at the things that make this tool special, and the ways in which it might fall short of your expectations.

While you will have to read on for extensive details on this product, there is some basic information that we can share with you right now.

This tool features a lightweight design, impressive battery life, and an excellent warranty.

However, it also comes with a pretty hefty price tag, and a little less power than you might expect from a tool of this price and reputation.

Do the pros of this tool outweigh its cons? Ultimately, only you are going to be able to decide. However, you can make an informed buying decision by reading on to find out everything you could hope to know about the DeWalt DCBL720P1!

DEWALT DCBL720P1 blowing leaves

DeWalt DCBL720P1 – a Quick Look

Pros
  • Lightweight build
  • Quiet
  • Long battery life
  • Good warranty
  • Variable speed trigger
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Not as powerful as many blowers

Specifications

Company: DeWalt

Model: DCBL720P1

Weight: 7 pounds

Power Source: Battery

Air Velocity: 90 MPH

Item Dimensions: 15.25 x 7.81 x 23.44 inches

DEWALT DCBL720P1 in backyard

Lightweight:

While there are definitely blowers available that are lighter than 7 pounds, you can also do much worse than that.

The value of having a good, lightweight blower is fairly self-evident. The lighter your blower, the less fatigued you will feel at the end of a hard day. With a weight of only 7 pounds, the DeWalt should leave you feeling all right by the time you are finished with your cleaning.

Variable Speed Trigger:

The presence of a variable speed trigger is always a surefire indicator that you are looking at a top-tier tool.

While this feature is probably one of the reasons that the DeWalt skews a little pricey, users looking for the maximum level of control possible over their work will nevertheless be happy to pay the difference.

The ability to adjust your blower’s speed will allow you to take a much more precise and individualized approach to your yardwork tasks.

Is this feature necessary for the typical leaf blower user? Probably not, but it is certainly handy to have.

Battery Life:

There are two things to consider when looking at a given tool: how long the battery lasts, and how long it takes to recharge.

In both categories, the DCBL720P1 looks pretty good.

While the actual battery life depends on a number of circumstances, we found that it consistently ran for around 30 minutes.

This may not sound like much, but many other 20v battery units are only able to last for about 15.

30 minutes should be more than enough to handle most yards.

The DeWalt also has a fast recharge time. We found that it only takes about an hour to get the battery back up to full, so you won’t lose too much time if a recharge is needed mid-job.

DEWALT DCBL720P1 in car

FAQ

What kind of warranty are we talking about here?

The DCBL720P1 comes with a pretty good warranty. Owners get a 90-day money back guarantee, a 1-year full coverage warranty, and a 3-year limited warranty.

Is this blower noisy?

All blowers will be at least a little noisy, but this one does well compared to other options out there. It is battery-powered, so it will naturally be quieter than a gas unit.

The tool is also designed to run as quietly as possible — a feature you and your neighbors will probably appreciate.

Can this unit be used for snow?

While the DCBL720P1 can probably be used for blowing light, powdery snow, this is not the tool’s intended function. With an air output rate of only 90 MPH, it is going to be limited mostly to landscaping.

What the Users Say

Many of the people that own this tool like it. People appreciate the great battery life, the lightweight design, and the variable speed trigger.

Some users have even mentioned that their other 20v DeWalt batteries can be used on the blower, which further the extends the amount of time one can use it without recharging.

The biggest concern is in the department of power. An air velocity of 90 MPH is really pretty low for a tool of this caliber, and users have said that it limits what they are able to do.

Because this tool is a little underpowered, people have reported that it is difficult to use on bulky or wet piles of leaves.

If you are looking for a really powerful leaf blower, it may be better to keep looking.

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Conclusion

There is no denying that this is a pretty good tool. DeWalt stuck to typical form here and made this blower the right way.

Unfortunately, it also stuck to form in terms of the typical pricing structure. This tool is expensive. The range of functions also isn’t for everyone. While most users may appreciate a lightweight design and a great build, they may also recognize that they can get a tool with similar features at a much lower price.

Realistically, the DeWalt DCBL720P1 will appeal to the person looking for a commercial experience, not the user that just wants a simple leaf blower.

Does that mean you shouldn’t get it? Only you can decide. Hopefully we have made the buying process a little easier for you.

About the Author Adam Harris

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!