DEWALT 40V Max Lithium Ion Backpack Blower

Last updated date: May 1, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Backpack Blowers and dug through the reviews from 6 of the most popular review sites including Pro Tool Reviews, Leaf Blower Magazine, HomeNdGarden, Groomed Yard, Gardening Mentor and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Backpack Blower you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 122 expert reviews, the DEWALT DEWALT 40V Max Lithium Ion Backpack Blower placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
42 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Dewalt boasts an eco friendly and quite engine, safe for you and for the environment.
- Best Advisor
A battery switch on the joystick controller allows you to choose which battery is being used or to lock the blower off during transport.
- Pro Tool Reviews
March 20, 2016 | Full review
The DCBL590X1 40V Max Lithium-Ion Backpack Blower has a powerful lithium-ion battery that ensures that ensures that your work is done on time. In this, DeWalt has 3 options for the consumer. They could have the device without a battery, with a single 7.5 Ah Lithium battery or alternatively two 7.5 batteries. Each of these will provide an approximated 20 minutes of functionality.
- Leaf Blower Magazine
December 21, 2018 | Full review
Very quiet in operation rated at just 63 decibels so complies with most noise regulations.
- HomeNdGarden
August 18, 2018 | Full review
The DEWALT DCBL590X1 has a powerful 40-volt battery, with a second onboard battery well to switch batteries mid-job. Onboard indicators show which battery is in use, and how much power is remaining.
- Groomed Yard
August 30, 2018 | Full review
Since it’s a cordless motor, you don’t need to worry about spending time on maintenance. It’s quiet and won’t create emissions.
- Gardening Mentor
What experts didn't like
Since the tool has two batteries,it's a bit heavier than it's competitors.
- Best Advisor
Charging times may be an issue for some. It took more than 2 hours to take my fully drained battery back to 100%. Even then, the temperatures you’re working at can affect those charge times. With 40 minutes of total run time at full power and 4 hours of total charging time to look forward to, you’ll need to evaluate if 2 batteries will be enough.
- Pro Tool Reviews
March 20, 2016 | Full review
This device is quite expensive as compared to other backpacks in the market.
- Leaf Blower Magazine
December 21, 2018 | Full review
No hip strap means weight is not distributed as effectively as it could be.
- HomeNdGarden
August 18, 2018 | Full review
Some find that it may be awkward to turn on.
- Groomed Yard
August 30, 2018 | Full review
The batteries do take a little time to charge.
- Gardening Mentor

From The Manufacturer

Backpack blower has a 7.5Ah battery for power to move debris with 450 CFM of air volume at 142 mph, & high efficiency Brushless motor. Active S battery well for additional battery & extended run time. Battery switch on control handle to instantly switch batteries or lock the tool off. Push button variable speed trigger & speed lock. Low noise during operation - 63db(a). includes 40V Max 7.5Ah Lithium ion battery & standard charger. This Product is Manufactured in China. This product meets customer requirement.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Makita 4-Stroke Hip Throttle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Husqvarna Professional 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 27
3. Greenworks PRO 80V Cordless Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
4. Poulan Pro 2-Cycle Backpack Leaf Blower
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 21
5. Husqvarna 2-Cycle Handheld Blower
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 15
6. DEWALT 40V Max Lithium Ion Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
7. EGO V Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Troy-Bilt 4-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 15
9. Troy-Bilt 2-Cycle Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Ryobi 2 Cycle Gas Backpack Blower
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 8

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