Greenworks Cordless Leaf Blower (40V): Tool Review

Without seeking professional help and the right equipment, cleaning the yard is a time-consuming task. Greenworks 40V cordless leaf blowers come with the promise to change this challenging job into an exciting duty for homeowners. When you visit the Greenworks website, you will find around eight leaf blowers in its 40V product range in various cfm options like 130 cfm, 340 cfm, 390 cfm, 430 cfm, and 450 cfm. In this review article, we especially discuss the characteristics of the Greenworks Cordless Blower 40V 130 CFM (Model Number: 24252). In chapter 1, we review the 130 cfm blower from four aspects i.e., 1) Performance, 2) Ergonomics, 3) Battery & charging technology and 4) Scope of delivery & price. Afterwards, in Chapter 2, you will find a brief overview of five other Greenworks 40V leaf blowers. In chapter 3 we provide a summary of the most important technical data, functionalities and features of the blowers. Finally, in Chapter 4, we give a brief overview of the company.

I. Greenworks Cordless Leaf Blower 130 CFM – Review

The Greenworks cordless blower 24252VT is designed to offer a user-friendly device that is easy to maneuver and control. Apart from cleaning leaves off the lawn, this excellent gadget will also help you clean debris and leaves from hard surfaces like driveways or patios. At just a push of a button, you are good to go. You can also vary the speed as per the need and its performance will exceed your expectations.

Another key aspect worth mentioning is that this leaf blower works well with all 40V Greenworks batteries.
You can buy a couple of back-up batteries to extend run time in case you want to clean a big yard. For a 1/2- acre yard, Greenworks 40V gadget works great and the best part is that it needs absolutely no maintenance.

1. Performance

Greenworks 40V Cordless Blower 24252 is equipped with a heavy-duty variable-speed motor with a max speed of 150 mph. It is one of the premium models manufactured by the Greenworks brand, which is ideal for warding off the leaves from flat, hard, and bumpy surfaces. Using the variable speed motor, Greenworks has made this machine to deliver excellent performance. You will love using it. It also comes with a wind speed control feature to regular the blower as per your requirements. Greenworks 24252 model works at full speed for 15 minutes on high power in a single charge. This device does use up a lot of power on high mode. However, at low speed, you can expect a high run time.

With the cordless design and lightweight structure, you can expect the best possible performance from this blower. Plus, the motor equipped in this machine is brushless, which generates higher torque and power. This also ensures longevity. The gadget with extension tube helps to remove debris from difficult to reach corners, around joints, and between bricks. To get the best possible performance, we highly recommend everyone customize the speed settings as per your needs.

2. Ergonomics

greenworks-cordless-leaf-blower-review When it comes to comfort, ergonomics, and design, you will probably thank Greenworks for developing such an easy-to-handle machine. From changing the speed to charging this leaf blower or wipe cleaning the gadget, it requires minimal effort. This cordless machine does not restrict your movement while blowing away leaves from your backyard. As the controls and speed settings are placed on the tip, there are fewer chances of choking fumes. Plus, the speed dial button is right below your thumb, which allows you to control the speed as and when needed.

Greenworks 24252 leaf blower weighs 3.5 lbs without the battery. As this machine is lightweight and you can use it single-handedly, and cleaning the backyard becomes easy. Moreover, since its handle has a comfortable grip, it allows you to hold this leaf blower for longer firmly. Plus, the overmold grip decreases the higher vibration occurring from this machine when operated at full speed. Above all, there is a turbo button on the speed dial button’s side, which increases the speed by 10-20 mph depending on the battery level. In our opinion, don’t use the turbo button daily as it is for hard cleaning jobs. Therefore, Greenworks has undoubtedly made this machine with an ergonomic design and smart controls.

3. Battery- & charging technology

Battery technology

greenworks-cordless-blower-review-technology As per the product’s specifications, this machine is equipped with a heavy-duty 40V 2Ah lithium battery, which is entirely different from the nickel-cadmium battery you see in some other leaf blowers. In addition, the Greenworks model 24252 can of course also be used with all other 40V batteries from Greenworks. However, the 40V batteries from Greenworks with 40V blowers from other manufacturers.

The battery delivers the best possible power until the last minute without any lag or cutoffs. As a result, you can expect the best potential from this leaf blower. With a 2h battery, this machine can work at full speed for 15 minutes. On the contrary, you can use the Greenworks 24252 with low or medium speed for a longer time. You get 3 Year Limited Tool & Battery Warranty.

Charging technology

Greenworks 24252 leaf blower comes with a 40V lithium-ion charger. For best results remove the battery from the charger when fully charged. A green light indicates fully charged battery. It takes about 30 minutes to charge a 2.0 Ah battery. It is recommended to keep the charger clean and keep it at normal room temperature. Also, fully charge the batteries before storing them. Do not recharge when the battery is hot after use. Charge only after it cools.

Compatibility with other 40V devices from Greenworks

Since this machine’s battery is removable, you can use it with other Greenworks machines as well, for example lawn movers and hedge trimmers. As for most other 40V tool manufacturers, for example Ryobi, Worx and Oregon, the offered 40V batteries are all interchangeable, meaning that you can use your Greenworks blower with all different 40V packs from Greenworks.

4. Scope of delivery & price

First of all, you need to check on Amazon or another platform if the chosen model is currently available there or not. On Amazon, the 40V leaf blower usually comes together with a 2 ah battery and a charger. Alternatively, you can also buy directly from the Greenworks website.

II. Other Greenworks 40V Leaf Blowers

Greenworks 40V Leaf Blowers / Vacuums

Greenworks 340 CFM Leaf Blower: Greenworks 340 cfm blower (compare image) features a brushless motor that delivers higher torque, releases less noise, and is highly durable. The model generates 185 mph power for decluttering your patios, parkways, and backyard. It has an ergonomic design with a quick push start button and speed dial that are placed right on top of the handle. This high-end Greenworks leaf blower is usually used with a 40V 4.0 ah battery.

Greenworks 430 CFM Leaf Blower: The Greenworks cordless blower 430 cfm is equipped with a brushless motor that generates higher torque and works smoothly. Its brushless motor generates 115 mph and delivers 430 cfm airflow. This leaf blower has a push start button that kickoffs the machine within seconds. Furthermore, the cruise control button is placed near the handle for better convenience and control. The blower boasts a 40V 2.0 ah battery with nearly 60 minutes.

Greenworks 450 CFM Leaf Blower: As the 430 cfm blower, the 450 cfm blower boasts a brushless motor, less noise, longer life, and higher torque. This advanced motor has a 450 cfm rating and delivers 125 mph speed. It has a practical design having a push start button, cruise control, and turbo button within easy reach. This blower is usually used with either a 40V 2.0- or 4.0 ah battery.

Greenworks 40V Axial Leaf Blowers

Greenworks Axial 390 CFM Leaf Blower: Greenworks 390 cfm axial blower comes with a highly-advanced motor that features a jet fan design to deliver better airflow efficiency. This innovative variable speed motor has a 390 cfm rating and delivers 110 mph. The model features a lightweight design with cruise control and a speed trigger button near the handle. All the controls are placed near the soft-grip handle. It usually comes with a 40V 2.0 ah lithium-ion rechargeable and battery.

Greenworks Axial 450 CFM Leaf Blower: The 450 cfm axial blower from Greenworks (see image) comes with a variable speed motor generating 120 mph airspeed. Plus, this leaf blower delivers a 450 cfm airflow even at a low charge. Considering the design, this leaf blower features a cruise control near the cushioned overmold grip. For better comfort and control, the push button and the cruise control button is located on the handle for convenience.

III. Greenworks Cordless Leaf Blower Data

Technical DataGreenworks 130CFMGreenworks 340CFMGreenworks 430CFMGreenworks 450CFMGreenworks Axial 390CFMGreenworks Axial 450CFM
Max. air speed150 mph185 mph115 mph125 mph110 mph120 mph
Max. air volume130 cfm340 cfm430 cfm450 cfm390 cfm450 cfm
Variable speed trigger++++++
Performance boost---+-+
Weight (tool only)n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Max. noise level53 db(a)n/an/an/an/an/a
Max. battery run-times¹
2.0 ah: around 15 minn/an/an/an/an/a
Table 1: Greenworks Cordless Blowers 40V – Technical Data
¹ Battery run times times partially calculated.
Battery- and & Charging Technology
Battery Technology
Voltage40 Volt
Battery rangeLi-Ion 2.0
Li-Ion 2.5
Li-Ion 3.0
Li-Ion 4.0
Li-Ion 5.0
Li-Ion 6.0
Electricity use2.0 ah: 80 wh
2.5 ah: 100 wh
3.0 ah: 120 wh
4.0 ah: 160 wh
5.0 ah: 200 wh
6.0 ah: 240 wh
Charging Technology²
Charging times (Rapid Charger)2.0 ah: 30 min
2.5 ah: 37,5 min
3.0 ah: 45 min
4.0 ah: 60 min
5.0 ah: 75 min
6.0 ah: 90 min
Table 2: Greenworks Cordless Blowers 40V – Battery- & Charging Technology
² Charging times times partially calculated.

IV. Greenworks Tools – Company history

Greenworks Tools or Greenworks is a leading name when it comes to manufacturing battery-powered outdoor power tools for homeowners and gardening professionals. It has its ecommerce office in Seattle, Washington. Moreover, its European headquarters serves its customers in the European, Middle East and Asian markets. In 2016, the company opened its new North American headquarters in downtown Mooresville, NC. This company operates under three brands i.e. Greenworks, Greenworks Pro and Greenworks commercial. Greenworks products include 24-volt, 40-volt, 60-volt, and 80-volt outdoor power equipment. From reel mowers to leaf blowers and corded equipment, Greenworks offer top-notch and versatile battery-powered gardening tools for everyone. Furthermore, Greenworks products are also available on various online stores like Amazon.