In this review, we take a look at the Gtech Leaf Blower, a 36v powerhouse, that’s quiet, efficient and lightweight!
Gtech produces several battery-powered products for around the home and garden. We have reviewed their Gtech Falcon lawnmower, Gtech HT20 hedge trimmer, the latest Gtech Pro vacuum cleaners and some of their earlier vacuum cleaners before here at Tools Review. In this review, we are going to take a look at the Gtech leaf blower, another fantastic addition to their garden range.
Gtech value you being able to perform tasks with ease around the home and garden, but they also value the importance of you looking after your body. So many power tools are heavy, cumbersome and leave you stretching and damaging yourself to use them! Again with this Gtech leaf blower, we see something that has been well thought out, weighing in a 4.3Kg the device naturally points down to the floor and reduces strain and fatigue on the body.
The Gtech Leaf Blower comes with a 36v battery. This is the same one used in the Gtech Falcon lawnmower and so if you have one already you are off to a great start. They can be interchanged and one charged whilst the other is in use. That being said if you are just starting out on your Gtech gardening journey, the battery itself is included, they are rather pricey at around £150 if you need a spare, but all of their products come with a battery and charger.
You are looking at a run time of around 20 minutes from this battery. Whilst that might not sound a lot, it is ample time to tidy the leaves and rubbish in an average sized garden and being 36v really does kick out a lot of power.
Variable Speed Control
The Gtech leaf blower uses a variable speed trigger to make the thing run. This may sound like a bit of a gimmick as surely you need as much power as possible when leaf blowing to speed up the process? Sometimes you need sheer power, especially when you are working with wet leaves and stubborn bits of rubbish. However, there are also times when a little less power is beneficial, such as around delicate plants, or if you are near the pile of leaves. You don’t want to start blowing a full pile of leaves that you have just collected up everywhere!
Leaf blowers by their general nature can be quite noisy devices, especially if we are talking about some of the petrol powered options from brands such as stihl. This is fine if you are clearing rubbish and leaves from the road side or a retail park. However, if you want to get up on a Sunday morning and do some tidying of your garden, noise isn’t ideal.
The Gtech leaf blower is quiet, it allows you to get the job done without annoying the neighbours, to add to that the variable speed trigger allows you to have even more control over the noise coming from the leaf blower.
The Gtech leaf blower comes with everything you need to get going straight away, there is also the purchase of a seperate battery, so that you can have a spare one charged up.
A 36V additional battery
Why would you want a spare additional battery? Whilst 20 minutes is ample for the average family garden, for some it isn’t enough. Gtech have for sale an additional battery for such occasions. Priced at £150 it isn’t cheap, but if it is something that helps you get the job done in one go it is well worth it. There is an argument that if you have a garden that would require more than one charge maybe you should look at one of the petrol counterparts.
Whilst some might see the additional battery as an extravagant expense, to others it is a necessity.
Benefits of the Gtech Leaf Blower
- 20 minute run time
- Variable speed trigger
Disadvantages of the Gtech Leaf Blower
- 20 minute run time
- Weight: 4.3 kilograms
- Voltage: 36 volts
- Runtime: 20 minutes
- Charge time: 5 hours
- Battery type: Lithium-ion
The Bottom Line
The Gtech cordless Leaf Blower is something that adds to compliment their existing range of gardening tech. If you are new to the world of Gtech you will love this, if you already have Gtech products you will know exactly what you can expect from a company that excells at clever pieces of technology to help with cleaning and gardening tasks.
It is powerful, yet quiet, efficient with a long run time. It really does tick all of the boxes and we can’t speak highly enough about it.
All in all the Gtech cordless Leaf Blower is a fantastic piece of kit and we highly recommend it.