Greenworks Aims To Help You Kick Your Gas Cans To The Curb
If you’re anything like us, you probably hate dealing with gas engine hassles, right? Well, if you have the Greenworks line of outdoor power equipment you dont’ have to worry about it! The Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM blower is part of their “UltraPower” platform and can kick your gas habits.
- Excellent runtime
- Excellent blowing power
- Comfortable grip
- Naturally balanced with battery
- Shoulder strap included
- On the pricey side
- Heavier than many battery-powered blowers
Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM Blower Performance
During our tests, we do our best to push the limits so you don’t have to. In the OPE world, battery-powered tools are making a lot of waves. The Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM blower’s runtime definitely impressed us. With a 5.0Ah battery. we set the cruise control knob on high and watched as this powerful blower ran for just shy of 27 minutes and then 13 minutes on turbo mode.
That’s not the longest the runtime we’ve seen from a handheld blower, but it’s one of the best and very impressive when you consider its performance level.
According to the specs, you can get up to 700 CFM and 170 MPH out of this blower. That 700 CFM number is one that we’ve been anticipating for a long time. At the time we’re writing, only Ryobi has a battery-powered blower that also hits that value.
There’s no easy calculation to compare those values against other blowers, but Newton force gives us a number that shows us how much work a blower does. Along with their excellent run time, this blower produced 11.4N of force on high and 18.4N on turbo with the included concentrator nozzle. With it (which is how we recommend using this model) we saw an increase of 1.6N on both settings to hit 13.0N and 20.0N, respectively.
Hitting the 20.0N is a big deal for any battery-powered blower. While we have tested other blower that pushed a little harder, this puts Greenworks in an elite group for performance.
Considering gas-powered handheld blowers start around 12N, the Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM blower absolutely has enough power to replace many gas models for residential use. Tough debris and the leaves in your gutters don’t stand a chance, especially once you engage the turbo mode.
The noise levels we measured from our operator’s ear were right in the middle of the scale. On high, our SPL meter read 82 dB(a) and that kicked up to 86 dB(a) using turbo.
Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM Blower Design Notes
Weight and Balance
This Greenworks cordless blower weighs 10.2 pounds with a 5Ah battery and is very easy to maneuver. That’s actually one of the heavier handheld blowers currently available. Bare, the tool weighs 5.7 pounds if you’d like to consider smaller batteries to shave some weight.
One notable design feature is simply the balance of the tool in use. With the battery inserted, the blower naturally points down at around a 45-degree angle. This may not seem important, however, this balance helps avoid wrist strain and improves overall comfort. In the end, the best tool is the one you want to use.
- Brushless motor
- Shoulder strap loop (shoulder strap included)
- Variable speed trigger
- Cruise control
- Compatible with all Greenworks 60V batteries
Greenworks Pro Pricing
As a bare tool, Greenworks prices this blower at $199. It’s also available as a kit with a 5.0Ah battery and charger which comes in at $329.99. Unsurprisingly, this is on the more expensive end of the scale. If you don’t need Greenworks’ highest-performing blower, take a look at their 610 CFM model for solid performance at a lower price. Either way, Greenworks warranties the battery and blower for 4 years.
Greenworks 700 CFM Blower Overview
|Max Airflow||700 CFM|
|Max Air Speed||170 MPH|
|Weight (bare/with 5.0Ah battery)||5.7/10.2 lbs|
|Newton Force (high/turbo)||13.0/20.0N|
|Noise Level (high/turbo)||82/86 dB(a)|
The Bottom Line
We like this thing. The strong brushless motor and battery combination provides an impressive amount of power and runtime to tackle most jobs. Although the combo kit offers a better value than buying each piece separately, it’s still a little on the high side compared to the full landscape of battery-powered blowers. However, if your goal is to ditch the can, the Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM blower has the muscle to make it happen.
Greenworks Pro 60V 700 CFM Blower Specifications
- Model Number: Greenworks BL60L512
- Power Source: Greenworks 60V battery
- Weight: 10.2lbs (with 5Ah battery), 5.7lbs (bare)
- Max. AirSpeed: 170 MPH
- Max. Air Volume: 700 CFM
- Tool Warranty: 4 years
- Battery Warranty: 4 years
- Kit Price: $329.99
- Bare Tool Price: $199.99
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