Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3017 Blower

milwaukee m18 fuel 3017 leaf blower

Of all the tool manufacturers in the market, Milwaukee is among the oldest and the most esteemed. We’ve covered countless models in their lineups, and, no doubt, they’ve consistently impressed us. This goes for their Pro- and consumer-grade outdoor power equipment. Regarding the latter, there’s the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3017 leaf blower.

Up front, we think this model could serve many purposes, and that’s all well and good. But is it what you need for your jobs? Let’s find out.

Pros

  • Respectable blowing force
  • Standout battery features
  • Very quiet

Cons

  • No notable drawbacks

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3017 Blower Performance

milwaukee m18 fuel 3017 performance features

Starting with the heart of this model, the 3017 runs on a brushless motor and the 18V Redlithium High Output HD12.0 battery. Together, you get a unit that delivers a blowing force of 500 CFM, 120 MPH, and 12.2 Newtons.

Now, if you’re a regular reader, then you know we’re sticklers for CFMs. When you’re tackling demanding tasks like fall cleanups, volume is where it’s at. Of course, that’s not to say that velocity isn’t important (it matters a lot with debris like wet leaves).

Specs

  • Model: Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3017
  • Battery: 18V Lithium-ion
  • Brushless motor
  • Blowing force: 500 CFM, 120 MPH
  • Noise: 54 dB
  • Weight: 5.4 lbs

In any case, while we haven’t yet had our hands on the 3017, the core performance numbers on this blower are respectable. Plus, there’s more here to discuss.

For example, the 3017 accelerates to full speed in under 1 second. And, despite its power, this thing is quiet. We’re talking about 54 dB, to be exact. That’s nearly 10 dB less than the average conversation.

According to Milwaukee, it’s also 40% quieter than competing blowers, which makes this model a head-turner in our book. Indeed, it should be easier on your ears and your neighbors’.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3017 Blower Design

milwaukee m18 redlithium high output battery

Regarding design, there are a few things that we like about this tool. For one, there’s the variable speed trigger. Although it might not seem like that big a deal, this feature is responsible for a lot of the control that makes a blower effective. Moreover, you might be surprised at how many models don’t have one.

Finally, another standout feature of this unit is the proprietary Redlink Plus Intelligence technology, which allows for communication between the blower and the battery. Specifically, Milwaukee tells us that this enhances overall performance and, thus, productivity.

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3017 Price

The Milwaukee 3017 leaf blower retails bare for $179 and comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

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