HART 40V Brushless Leaf Blower Review

HART 40V Brushless Leaf Blower Review
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After launching their 40V line of lawn equipment, the Hart 40V brushless leaf blower really set a new expectation for other products in that lineup. We easily recognized the improved blowing force and lower noise output. If you shop at Walmart, you don't need to wait any longer to make an upgrade or switch from gas to battery.

Overall Score 8.8 (out of 10)

HART Kicks Open the Door to a Whole New Performance Level with 650 CFM Leaf Blower

When HART first released its line of outdoor power tools, it designed them for homeowners with small to medium-size lawns. Prioritizing a low price, these tools really appealed to the value-minded and cost-conscious user. Now, however, HART has refocused on higher performance tools that do more—while still keeping costs low. We got a chance to review the HART 40V brushless leaf blower to see how it performed to their previous blower and similar products.

Pros

  • Improved blowing force
  • Cruise control and variable speed trigger
  • Very quiet
  • Brushless motor

Cons

  • No bare tool option

HART 40V Brushless Leaf Blower Feature Highlights

HART 40V 650cfm blower
  • Weighs 6.7 pounds bare and 9.6 pounds with a 5.0Ah battery
  • Pivoting handle offers adjustable angle of attack
  • Variable speed trigger and cruise control help you dial in the right balance of performance and runtime
  • Turbo fan design
  • Compatible with all HART 40V batteries

HART 40V Brushless Leaf Blower Performance

Blowing Force

HART claims 650 CFM of maximum air volume and 160 MPH of wind speed from this blower. Powered by a 40V battery and brushless motor , this tool produces higher numbers than the first HART blowers we tested.

HART 40V brushless leaf blowing

Of course, we do our own in-house testing to determine blower force. Our Nidec-Shimpo force gauge measured 9.7 Newtons in High and 16.3 Newtons in Turbo (using the concentrator nozzle). Taking the nozzle off, we hit 9.8 Newtons in High and 17.1 Newtons in Turbo. The former HART Tools 550 CFM blower measured just 14.0 Newtons. HART now has a very relevant and competitive product at a very impressive price point.

Noise Output

HART also gave this blower less noise output than before. We measured just 72 dBA (decibels) in High from the operator’s ear. That measurement only increased to 76 dBA SPL in Turbo mode.

While you expect less noise from a battery blower than gas—those measurements still fall well under our normal recordings for similar tools. It can’t be overstated that the HART 650 CFM leaf blower is very quiet. In fact, the only other blower that matches these numbers is the Ryobi 730 CFM blower.

Runtime

The kitted HART 40V brushless leaf blower includes a 5.0Ah battery. We popped that in (after fully charging it) to test out runtime. In High, we managed to get over 20 minutes of trigger time. Putting it in Turbo mode (with a fresh battery), that time dropped down to just over 12 minutes. If you have a 1/3-acre or smaller yard, that should give you plenty of time to blow off your driveway and sidewalks after mowing and trimming.

HART 40V Brushless Leaf Blower Price

You can pick up the HART 40V brushless leaf blower at Walmart in-store or online for $258 as a kit with a 5.0Ah battery and fast charger. Currently, there’s no bare tool option. HART warranties the tool for 5 years and the battery for 3 years.


The Bottom Line

After launching their 40V line of lawn equipment, the Hart 40V brushless leaf blower really set a new expectation for other products in that lineup. We easily recognized the improved blowing force and lower noise output. If you shop at Walmart, you don’t need to wait any longer to make an upgrade or switch from gas to battery.

HART 40V Cordless 650 CFM Leaf Blower Specifications

  • Model: HART HLBL071VNM
  • Power Source: HART 40V battery
  • Max Airflow: 650 CFM
  • Max Airspeed: 160 MPH
  • Weight: 6.7 lbs bare, 9.6 lbs with 5.0Ah battery
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: $258 kit

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