DeWalt 20V Max XR Cordless Blower Review DCBL720P1
A blower is a great tool to have for blowing pine needles off the roof, cleaning up leaves in the Fall and even for a quick cleanup of sawdust in the shop. While some jobs might need the extra power that a gas powered blower can provide, there are many instances where a lightweight battery powered model is the perfect tool for the job. In this review we’re going to take a look at the DeWalt DCBL720P1 blower and see how bad it blows.
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What’s in the Box?
If you purchase the DCBL720P1 as a kit, it comes with the 2724 blower, 1.) 5.0 ah battery, and a quick charger. If you already have other DeWalt cordless tools that are part of their 20V Max System, the DCBL720B is available as the bare tool only, without the battery or charger.
How Much Power Does It Have?
The brushless motor delivers 400 CFM and 90 MPH output. It is plenty of power to blow away dry leaves and debris from any surface. The motor is also reasonably quiet (61 db) considering the amount of air volume that can be generated. Brushless motors are more efficient and last longer than traditional brushed motors.
Variable Speed Trigger
The DCBL720 blower features an oversized variable speed trigger that is easy to operate, even with gloves on. The speed lock lever allows the blower to be locked on at any setting by flipping the lever down with your thumb, but it requires the use of your other hand to release it. It’s too bad that Dewalt didn’t design a trigger that would release the lock with a simple squeeze of the trigger.
The handle’s rubber overmold is comfortable in to grip and by locating the battery directly under the handle, it is really well balanced, making it almost effortless to operate with one hand.
Built in Stand
The plastic cage that surrounds and protects the battery serves double duty as a convenient stand when you set the blower down.
How Much Does It Weigh?
The DCBL720 weighs in at 7.1 pounds with a 5.0 ah battery installed.
The DCBL720, like any cordless blower, can really use up batteries quickly. Expect to get around 20 minutes or so out of a 5.0 ah battery, so having multiple batteries in your collection is a must.
DeWalt’s 20-volt max batteries have these nifty indicator lights to show you how much charge is left in the battery.
Battery Life Indicator
When you press the button, all three green lights mean full charge. Two lights signal between 50 and 75%, and one light means less than 50%.
How does it Perform?
The DeWalt DCBL720 is a great cordless blower in nice lightweight package. While not as powerful as the Milwaukee 2724-21, it still has enough power for most medium duty jobs, and comes at a super reasonable price.
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