Ryobi Jet Fan Blower Design Increases Airflow
Raking is…well, not my favorite thing to do. To finish the lawn cleanup in a fraction of the time it would take to rake up piles of leaves and lawn debris, the Ryobi 18V HP Jet Fan Blower offers its services. It’s like doing lawn chores, but without the blisters and sore back.
The Ryobi 18V HP Jet Fan Blower features a brushless motor that works in conjunction with the HP battery packs to boost performance and runtimes. Ryobi’s jet fan design seems to do a great job promoting airflow in this 18V tool. In fact, by the numbers, the Ryobi blower can crank out an impressive 350 max CFM at 110 MPH. Those numbers may not look like record-breakers—but, remember, this tool uses an 18V battery and targets those with limited amounts of work to accomplish.
To increase runtime even further, the Ryobi 18V HP Jet Fan Blower features a variable speed trigger. Many entry-level blowers merely give you a High/Low switch. The variable-speed trigger lets you dial in the power as you go.
Side By Side
The compact in-line design of this Jet-Fan Leaf Blower seems to be all the rage these days. Not only do we have this Ryobi model hitting the market, but we also recently got to play with a similar cordless blower from Hart. This is how things look when you put them side by side.
|Model||Ryobi P21120VNM||Hart HGBL021VNM|
|Battery Platform||18V HP||20V Max|
|Design||Jet Fan||Turbo Fan|
|Max Air Volume||350 CFM||315 CFM|
|Max Air Speed||110 MPH||100 MPH|
|Variable Speed Trigger||Yes||Yes|
The Ryobi HP Leaf Blower looks like it provides a bit more in terms of performance. This likely comes down to the brushless motor, as well as the higher performance of the HP battery platform.
Beyond that, both machines look pretty similar in terms of design layout and feature set. The Hart model will run you about $20 less than this Ryobi model, both of which include a 4.0Ah battery and charger. The two tools really serve different users, with Hart falling decidedly leaning consumer. Ryobi frequently crosses the line into entry-level Pro, so those already using Ryobi Tools for other applications may find this 18V blower incredibly handy without having to jump on their 40V platform.
You can pick up the Ryobi 18V HP Jet Fan Blower from Home Depot. It comes with a 4.0Ah battery and a charger, as well as a 3-year warranty. The kit retails for $149.
Ryobi HP Jet-Fan Leaf Blower Specs
- Model: Ryobi P21120VNM
- Max Air Speed: 110
- Max Air Volume: 350 CFM
- Throttle: Variable Speed
- Warranty: 3 years
- Price: $149