I needed a leaf blower for my backyard. Although I have a small backyard, I just thought that with a leaf blower, I would be efficient and fast when clearing leaves/debris and just blow dust away from the patio. So, I went to Amazon.com and found the Worx Turbine 12 Amp Corded Leaf blower. This is an electric, corded leaf blower. Since I already have a 50’ heavy duty extension cord that I purchased with the Greenworks Lawn Mower, I was all set. I purchased it Worx Leaf Blower last April and I’ve been using for the last 6 months, at the time of this writing. I probably use it every 2 weeks when I also lawn the backyard.
Here’s are the product specifications from the manufacturer’s website:
- Rated voltage 120v/60hz
- Rated power 12 amps
- Air speed 60/110 mph
- Air volume 320/600 cfm
- Speed control variable
- Machine weight 6.4 lbs
Product Features – If you’d like to you can read all marketing blurbs from the manufacturer’s website here: https://www.worx.com/turbine-600-electric-leaf-blower-wg520.html
Assembly, Operation, Maintenance
Assembly of the Worx WG520 Leaf Blower takes a couple minutes to do. Right of the box, you’ll find 3 main parts of the leaf blower – 2 tubes and the main leaf blower housing. Connect the 2 tubes and then connect it to the main housing. You should see a tab there where it locks and will produce a click sound indicating it’s connected. I recommend reading the owner’s manual carefully and on how to put it together and read the safety warnings.
After that, it’s just a matter of plugging it in with the heavy-duty extension cord, and you’re all set. This thing is light at just 6.4 lbs, and can be lifted and operated with just one hand, while the other hand can hold the extension cord (if you’d like). I usually power it up slow for a few seconds, just to get the motor running and adjust the speed as needed. This thing just blows my mind. (badum tiss). It takes me about 5-10 minutes of usage and it’s ready for storage. I must say, the leaf blower can be pretty loud. Probably a tad louder than a lawn mower. I’ll have to measure it with a decibel meter.
The Worx WG520 Leaf Blower is more than just a leaf blower. I’ve used it in the garage to clear our dust or may be to dry a car? Possibly use it to dry paint? Use your imagination.
I don’t think there’s really any maintenance needed. Obviously, you must store it at a dry location. I’ve had it for 6 months and use it every 2 weeks and it works flawlessly. No complaints here.
I purchased it from Amazon at $50.00 and this is a good buy. Excellent price for a budget minded homeowner. If you don’t have time to wait for an online order to come in, I’ve also seen this leaf blower at Home Depot if you want to check out your local store.
Alternative and Competitors
If you have a bigger backyard and don’t want to be restricted with the length of the extension cord, there are also battery powered leaf blower available from Worx. I’ll list them down here:
- Worx WG546 Turbine 20V PowerShare 2-Speed Cordless Battery-Powered Leaf Blower
- Worx WG546.2 Turbine 20V PowerShare 2-Speed Cordless Battery-Powered Leaf Blower 2 Batteries
- Worx Turbine 56V Cordless Blower with Brushless Motor, 125 MPH and 465 CFM Output with Turbo Boost and Variable Speed – WG591
Here are some competitors of Worx that offer corded and cordless electric leaf blowers:
- Sun Joe 20VIONLTE-BLW Joe Cordless Leaf Blower
- Greenworks 40V 110 MPH – 390 CFM Cordless Jet Blower, 2.5 AH Battery Included 2400802
- DEWALT DCBL720P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless Blower
The disclaimer here is, obviously I don’t have direct experiences with the above products, so I would advise you to read the description if it meets your needs and read the product reviews.
It’s a leaf blower! It works, It’s lightweight. Best for small yards and don’t mind dragging along an extension cord. I’m happy with this product and it hasn’t failed me. Definitely Recommended!
- Electric Powered – Eco friendly
- Inexpensive – sub $60 range
- Use for small yards. You can really use it for big yards if you have a long enough extension cord.