DeWalt 60V Cordless Leaf Blower DCBL772
As battery-powered tools catch up to (and even surpass) gas performance, more and more professionals are adding them to their everyday lineup. Especially in areas with bans on gas equipment, having something like the DeWalt DCBL772 60V Leaf Blower allows you to adhere to those rules without sacrificing power. We’re looking at its performance and design to see what it has to offer for both professional and home use.
The DeWalt DCBL772 FlexVolt blower features a brushless motor that delivers up to 600 CFM of airflow and airspeeds up to 125 MPH. A variable speed trigger and cruise control also let you set the blower’s output to the application at hand.
DeWalt tells us its ideal applications include leaf blowing, grass blowing, debris clearance, and jobsite cleanup for both mid-range professional users and homeowners. On the lowest setting, you can expect to get up to 84 minutes of runtime per charge with a DCB609 9.0Ah battery.
In our tests, this blower hit 17.0 Newtons of blowing force. It is worth noting that we also measured the sound level and it peaked at 91 decibels at the operator’s ear, which is on the loud side. However, the performance is worth that trade-off and it beats most gas handheld blower models.
The DeWalt DCBL772 blower has a straight, inline design with a 5.5-inch angled handle. It weighs 9 pounds with a 60V Max 3.0Ah battery. The handle design gives this blower a natural downward angle, which makes easy work of most blowing tasks.
Additionally, this model has a balanced design thanks to a centrally-located battery compartment at the foot of the tool. Compared to DeWalt’s previous 60V blower model, which has a slightly offset rear battery port, we see this as an improvement.
This blower retails for $219 as a bare tool and $299 for the kit, which includes a 20V/60V Max FlexVolt battery and charger. DeWalt backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty and 1 year of free service upon registration.