Best-Rated Leaf Blowers

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Most Satisfied Customers | Ryobi

Aussies have rated Ryobi as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest leaf blower ratings, with five-star reviews in performance, value for money, ease of use, maintenance & servicing, design and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate leaf blowers

Our review compares leaf blowers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which leaf blower they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 497 Australians for their feedback on the leaf blower(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last six years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their leaf blower brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a leaf blower brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Performance: the leaf blower performs as described given frequency of use.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the leaf blower.
  • Ease of use: the process for using the leaf blower is simple and efficient for achieving results, with instructions easy to understand.
  • Fuel economy & battery life: the leaf blower uses fuel at an appropriate rate during its use, or the battery performance over the device’s lifetime is appropriate, with multiple charging or fast charging options available.
  • Maintenance & servicing: the leaf blower is easy to maintain, with multiple servicing outlets and spare parts available.
  • Design: the leaf blower is aesthetically pleasing without compromising functionality, with appropriate size and weight for the product.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Ryobi
  • Makita
  • Bosch
  • Ozito

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Leaf Blower Brand – Ryobi

Ryobi Leaf Blower

Japanese brand Ryobi is a leading manufacturer when it comes to gardening and landscaping equipment, with products ranging from power tools to lawn mowers and leaf blowers. Ryobi’s One+ series is the brand’s largest leaf blower range and features a wide variety of models. This includes the traditional blower unit through to the Jet Blower and Blower Vacuum to help you get the job done. Most of the One+ range is powered by an 18V battery, with other Ryobi models powered by a 36V battery for when you have a larger space to clear. A number of 2stroke petrol models are additionally available. Ryobi also offer multi-tool kits to cover all your garden maintenance needs. These kits include trimmers, blowers and a range of accessories for you to consider.

  • Ryobi was rated five stars for performance, value for money, ease of use, maintenance & servicing, design and overall satisfaction, with four stars in the remaining category of fuel economy & battery life.

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Types of leaf blowers

While at first glance all leaf blowers look to do the same thing, there are a few differences that you should be aware of before you head on down to your local store. In addition to how they’re powered, leaf blowers are also categorised differently, with each suiting different workloads. Types of leaf blowers include:

  • Handheld leaf blower: What you’ll likely think of when you think of leaf blowers, and are lightweight models you can carry around with you while getting the job done.
  • Backpack leaf blower: Larger leaf blowers that sit on your back, and generally come with larger engines and outputs, making them more suitable to larger jobs.
  • Walk Behind leaf blower: Larger leaf blowers that you push, similar to a lawn mower. These are suitable for those not keen on carrying anything, or have plenty of work ahead of them.
  • Blower Vacuum leaf blower: Blower vacuum leaf blowers suck in leaves and debris, instead of blowing them away like traditional leaf blowers. Most models also include a mulching function to help properly dispose of leaves and grass clippings.

About our consumer experts

Kate Lockyer: Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate Lockyer. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland and has written for a variety of different organisations and publications for multiple years.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s leaf blower ratings:

  • 2022: Ryobi
  • 2021: Ozito
  • 2020: Ryobi
  • 2019: Ozito

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