Leaf Blower Buyer's Guide

Gardenland Power Equipment has the biggest selection of electric, battery and gas-powered leaf blowers to meet all your needs. We sell and service leaf blowers made by STIHL, Husqvarna, Echo, DeWalt, and RedMax. Use our Leaf Blower Buyer’s Guide to find the right leaf blower for home or daily professional use.

Important factors to consider when buying a leaf blower

  • Leaf Blower Power – typically measured in CFMs (cubic feet per minute) and an important factor when considering the size of the yard and frequency of usage.
  • Gas vs. Battery Powered, or Both – innovations in lithium-ion battery technology from STIHL, Husqvarna and DeWalt have created a new generation of leaf blowers that perform with the power output of mid-sized gas-powered blowers. Battery-powered blowers are easy to start and use, lightweight, low noise and eliminate the hassle of dealing with gas and oil. Landscape professionals are adding battery-powered blowers to their trucks and offering a “green service” to customers.
  • Noise Ordinanceensure that your leaf blower meets noise compliance rules in the cities of Los Gatos, Los Altos, Saratoga and Palo Alto. Gas-powered leaf blowers are banned in Los Gatos and Los Altos. The City of Palo Alto will only allow the use of gas and battery-powered leaf blowers that are rated at 75 decibels or less. The City of Saratoga will only allow leaf blowers rated at 65 decibels or less.
  • Weight and Comfort – handheld leaf blowers are lightweight and easy to use for homeowner usage and quick cleaning jobs by professional landscapers. Consider a backpack style leaf blower when cleaning a large property.
Regulation Los Gatos Los Altos Saratoga Palo Alto Burlingame
Gas Powered No No 65-decibel rating 75-decibel rating 65-decibel rating
Electric & Battery Powered 65-decibel rating Yes 65-decibel rating 95-decibel rating 65-decibel rating
Hours M-F: 8am-5pm
Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: No
M-F: 8am-8pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun & Holidays: 10am-6pm
Gas Powered:
M-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 10am-4pmElectric Powered:
M-F: 8am-8pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun & Holidays: 10am-6pm
Leaf Blower Buyers Guide

Brand/Model Power
Source
Blower
Power
Cfm
Noise
Level
(dBA)
Los Gatos
Los Altos
Compliant
Palo Alto
Compliant
Weight
STIHL BG 86 Handheld gas 444 70 no yes 9.7 lbs.
HL BG 86 CE Handheld gas 444 70 no yes 9.9 lbs.
STIHL BGA 56 Battery Powered Handheld battery 385 64 yes yes 7.0 lbs.
STIHL BGA 100 Battery Powered Handheld battery 447 56 yes yes 5.5 lbs.
Husqvarna 436LiXB Battery Powered Handheld battery 388 81 yes yes 5.29 lbs.
STIHL BR 450 Backpack Blower gas 642 77 no yes 23.4 lbs.
STIHL BR 500 Backpack Blower gas 544 65 no yes 22.3 lbs.
STIHL BR 600 Backpack Blower gas 677 75 no yes 21.6 lbs.
STIHL BR 450 C-E Backpack Blower w/electric starter gas 642 77 no yes 23.4 lbs.
STIHL BR 700 Backpack Blower gas 912 75 no yes 23.4 lbs.
Husqvarna 350BF Backpack Blower gas 692 94 no no 22.9 lbs.
Husqvarna 560 BTS Backpack Blower gas 632 77 no yes 23.3 lbs.
Husqvarna 560 BFS Backpack Blower gas 631 97 no no 23.4 lbs.
Echo PB-770H Blower gas 756 73 no yes 24.3 lbs.
Echo PB-760LNH Blower gas 535 65 no yes 26.1 lbs.
RedMax EBZ7500 Backpack Blower gas 768 77 no no 23.37 lbs.
Leaf Blower Buyers Guide

 Brand/Model Power
Source
Blower
Power
Cfm
Noise
Level
(dBA)
Los Gatos
Los Altos
Compliant
Palo Alto
Compliant
Weight
STIHL BGE 71 Handheld electric  394 58  no yes 6.8 lbs.
STIHL BG 50 Handheld gas  412 70 no  yes  7.9 lbs.
STIHL BG 56 C-E Handheld gas  412  70 no yes 9.3 lbs.
STIHL BGA 45 Handheld battery 234  60 yes  yes 4.4 lbs.
Shindaiwa EB6000 Handheld battery 367 57 yes  yes 10 lbs.
Leaf Blower Buyers Guide

 Brand/Model Power
Source
Blower
Power
Cfm
Noise
Level
(dBA)
Los Gatos
Los Altos
Compliant
Palo Alto
Compliant
Weight
STIHL BGE 71 Handheld electric  394 58  no yes 6.8 lbs.
STIHL BG 50 Handheld gas  412 70 no  yes  7.9 lbs.
STIHL BG 56 C-E Handheld gas  412  70 no yes 9.3 lbs.
STIHL BGA 45 Handheld battery 234  60 yes  yes 4.4 lbs.
Shindaiwa EB6000 Handheld battery 367 57 yes  yes 10 lbs.