Gas and battery may be the kings within the OPE landscape, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the cord. Sure, there are some undeniable drawbacks–namely mobility–but, at the same time, you don’t need to refill or recharge. That said, you can find some nice models worth considering. For instance, when we were putting together our Best Leaf Blower Reviews list, we liked the Toro F700 Power Jet.
Here’s a look at what it’s got.
Toro F700 Power Jet Features
Somewhat surprisingly, corded 120V AC is hanging in there as a viable option for some lawn equipment. That’s thanks to the low cost of such products, leaf blowers among them.
And we have to say that this tool has a ridiculously high CFM rating–725 to be exact. You should also get some distance on each pass with its 140-mph capability.
That will move large piles of leaves, which is especially helpful in the fall. Of course, blowers are actually a year-round tool, even with light, powdery snow in the winter.
In any case, this power is partly why we named the F700 the Best Corded Electric Leaf Blower.
Editor’s Note: Toro recommends using a 14-gauge extension cord.
- Model: Toro 51624
- Motor: 12-amp
- 725 CFM, 140 mph
- Noise level: 70.1 dB
- Weight: 6.66 lbs
And its 70.1 dB noise level doesn’t quite classify the Toro F700 Power Jet as quiet, but we wouldn’t call it loud, either.
Finally, a variable-speed trigger helps enhance control whether you’re working on hard surfaces or in mulch and grass.
Toro F700 Blower Design
In terms of design, we think the standout feature is the weight. At a comparatively light 6.66 lbs (a fitting number in late October), it shouldn’t be all that hard on your joints and muscles.
Moreover, corded gear can be awkward, so we were pleased to see a cord lock hook to the rear, just below the handle.
Toro F700 Power Jet Price
Lastly, we definitely like the price, and we think you will, too. This tool retails for $79.99 and comes with a 2-year full-coverage warranty.