Updated 16 Feb 2018

Husqvarna

536LiB Kit

Snapshot: Can this high-end Husqvarna blower deliver the goods?

536LiB Kit
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1147

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Test results

Overall score
80
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good leaf blowing performance.
  • Vibration barely noticeable.

But

  • Very expensive once you buy the tool, battery and charger.
  • Pressure must be constantly applied to the trigger, which can get tiring after a while.
  • Noisy for the operator.
  • A little heavy at 4.0kg.

How we test

Overall scores are based on:

Performance (70%). We spread a 5kg leaf mixture consisting of gum leaves and small twigs evenly across an area measuring 5m x 4m. On a windless day, we use the blowers to completely clear the mixture from the marked area. High performance scores are awarded when a blower clears the area quickly, leaving no twigs behind. Vacuuming scores for blower vacs are based on how quickly each model hoovers up 1kg of mixed leaf/twig material, and 2kg of leaf material only. We also measure the noise at the operator’s position and at a distance of 7.5m.

Ease of use (30%). We assess how easy each model is to wield based on its overall weight and balance. We also consider levels of vibration and ease of operating the trigger. For blower vacs, we measure the time it takes to convert from blower to vacuum mode, and how easy the bag is to empty.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1147

Specifications

Type
Blower
Power
Battery (cordless)
Run time/charge time (minutes)
16/ns
Noise (from user's position/7.5m, dBA)
96/89
Weight (blower/vac) (kg)
4
Dimensions (LxWxH, cm)
90 x 13 x 27
Claimed bag capacity (L)
n/a

Features

Nozzle types
Fixed
Engine/battery (V)
36V, Li-ion
Battery size tested (Ah)
5.2
Tool-only price ($)
599

More Info

Notes

Price includes Blower $599, BLi200 Battery $299 and QC330 Charger $249

Availability

Husqvarna specialist dealers

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