Budget leaf blowers – Buyer’s Guide

Choose the best budget blower for your garden, with the help of our video guide.

In this video Buyer’s Guide we explain all you need to know when buying a budget leaf blower.

We start by looking at the two types of blower in the £100 or less price bracket, electric and cordless. After weighing up the pros and cons of each, we consider power output, air flow speed and air flow, as well as noise levels.

Next, we run through assembly and safe use of budget blowers. We show how to operate the machine without dislodging stones, damaging plants or harming sheltering wildlife.

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Watch now, for expert advice on buying the best budget leaf blower for your garden.

Many thanks to Sue Fisher for her help in making this video. Thanks also to Steven Smith and Jamie Cryer at Sparsholt College for their generous assistance.

Brands featured in this video: Blaupunkt, Bosch, Cobra, Draper Tools, Einhell, McAllister (B&Q), McGregor, Spear & Jackson, Qualcast, Ryobi, Stihl and Webb.

Which of the leaf blower brands featured in this video came out top in our On Test product trial? Find out, in the December 2018 issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, available Thursday 22 November.

If you’re a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscriber, you can access a selection of previous On Test features online, in Secret Garden. Product categories include secateurs, hedgetrimmers, cordless mowers and garden hoses.

View On Test archive in Secret Garden