Leaf Blower Buyer's Guide

Gardenland Power Equipment has the biggest selection of electric, battery and gas powered leaf blowers for professional landscapers and homeowners.  Deciding on which leaf blower to buy is dependent on your usage needs and where you live, or if you are a professional gardener where your customers live. There are leaf blower noise ordinances in the cities of Los Gatos, Los Altos, Saratoga, Palo Alto and Burlingame, so check our buyers guide below to learn which leaf blower is compliant for use.

  • 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 Ordinance ensure that your leaf blower meets noise compliance rules in the cities of Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Saratoga and Burlingame.
  • 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.
Leaf Blower Noise Ordinance Shop Leaf Blowers
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
Husqvarna 125B Handheld gas  470  92 no no 9.4 lbs.
STIHL BG 86 Handheld gas  444 70 no yes 9.7 lbs.
STIHL BGA 56 Battery Powered Handheld battery  353  63 no yes 7.3 lbs.
STIHL BGA 85 Battery Powered Handheld battery 385  64 no yes 7.0 lbs.
Husqvarna 436LiXB Battery Powered Handheld battery 388  81 yes no 5.29 lbs.
STIHL BR 200 Backpack Blower gas 400 70 no yes 12.6 lbs.
RedMax EBZ5150 Backpack Blower gas 487 71 no yes 24.4 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 BG 86 Handheld gas 444 70 no yes 9.7 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 700 Backpack Blower gas 912 75 no yes 23.4 lbs.
STIHL BR 800 C Backpack Blower gas 912 78 no yes 25.8 lbs.
STIHL BR 800 X Backpack Blower gas 912 78 no yes 25.8 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 570 BF Backpack Blower gas 770 99 no no 24.4 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.