Updated 16 Feb 2018

Makita

Blower 36V (tool only) DUB362Z

Snapshot: Can this Bunnings-exclusive model blow away the competition?

Blower 36V (tool only) DUB362Z
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$954

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Test results

Overall score
85
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good leaf blowing performance, the best in our test.
  • Throttle very easy to set and lock on.
  • No detectable vibration.

But

  • Very expensive once you buy tool ($429), two batteries and a charger.
  • Short battery life – around 12 minutes.
  • Fairly noisy for the operator.
  • A little heavy.

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
$954

Specifications

Type
Blower
Power
Battery (cordless)
Run time/charge time (minutes)
11.5/45
Noise (from user's position/7.5m, dBA)
90/83
Weight (blower/vac) (kg)
4.1
Dimensions (LxWxH, cm)
98 x 20 x 29
Claimed bag capacity (L)
n/a

Features

Nozzle types
Fixed
Engine/battery (V)
2 x 18V, Li-ion
Battery size tested (Ah)
2x5
Tool-only price ($)
429

More Info

Notes

Price is for tool-only. Two 18V 5.0Ah batteries ($168 each) plus rapid charger ($189) must be purchased separately.

Availability

Bunnings

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