Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless Blower Review 2724-21 HD
A blower is a handy tool to have for cleaning up leaves in the Fall, blowing pine needles off the roof and even drying off the car after a wash. While some jobs might need the extra power that only 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 Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2724-21 blower and see if it blows or not.
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What’s in the Box?
If you purchase the 2724-21 as a kit, it comes with the 2724 blower, 1.) 9.0 ah battery, and a rapid charger. If you already have other Milwaukee cordless tools that are part of their M18 System, the 2724-20 is available as the bare tool only, without the battery or charger.
How Much Power Does It Have?
The Powerstate brushless motor delivers 450 CFM and 120 MPH output. It is plenty of power to blow away leaves and debris from any surface. The motor is also remarkably quiet 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 2724 blower features a variable speed trigger and two speed settings for increased control. The high setting is for the most demanding applications and low is optimized for clearing debris from flower beds without moving mulch. The lock on button allows the blower to be locked on to full throttle, so the operating hand can be relaxed reducing fatigue.
Speaking of reducing fatigue, the handle’s rubber overgrip is comfortable in your hand and the tool is well balanced, making it easy to operate one-handed.
How Much Does It Weigh?
The 2724 weighs in at an incredibly light 4.9 pounds. It is literally 3 to 4 lbs lighter than comparably powered high voltage models from other manufacturers.
The 2724 can really use up batteries rather quickly, which is understandable considering how powerful this blower is. Expect to get around 25 minutes or so out of a 9.0 ah battery, so having multiple batteries in your collection is a must.
Milwaukee’s 18-volt batteries have these nifty indicator lights to show you how much charge is left in the battery.
Battery Fuel Gauge Indicator
When you press the button, all four red lights mean full charge. Three lights signal 75% of full charge, two means 50% and one light means less than 25%.
How does it Perform?
The Milwaukee 2724-21 HD is everything that you’d want in a cordless blower. While it certainly isn’t going to replace your gas powered model for cleaning up all the leaves in the back 40, it’s a great tool for any blowing job where you need hassle free portability without worrying about fuel or extension cords.
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