Updated 16 Feb 2018

Ryobi

2400W Electric Blower Vac RBV2400ESF

Snapshot: Can this mains-electric blower vacuum cut it with the competition?

2400W Electric Blower Vac RBV2400ESF
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$159

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Test results

Overall score
68
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Vacuum performance
?/10

Good points

  • OK leaf blowing performnace.
  • Has vacuum mode.
  • Good leaf vacuuming performance.
  • Very easy to switch between blow and vacuum modes.

But

  • Corded (mains-electric), which limits your range.
  • Wide nozzle in vacuum mode blocks easily when twigs are present.
  • Very noisy for the operator in blowing and vacuum mode.
  • Fairly 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
$159

Specifications

Type
Blower vacuum
Power
Electric (corded)
Run time/charge time (minutes)
n/a
Noise (from user's position/7.5m, dBA)
101/97
Weight (blower/vac) (kg)
5.1
Dimensions (LxWxH, cm)
124 x 19 x 43
Claimed bag capacity (L)
45

Features

Nozzle types
Fixed
Engine/battery (V)
24000W mains
Battery size tested (Ah)
n/a
Tool-only price ($)
n/a

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Notes

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Availability

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