The Greenworks 24252 is a battery-operated leaf blower manufactured in China and is widely available in the U.S.
A battery-powered leaf blower like this one is often the best option for people with small yards, decks, and patios and occasional cleanup chores because you avoid the hassles and fumes that come with gas and corded blowers.
We’ll take a serious look at this Greenworks electric leaf blower, giving you all the pros and cons you need to help you decide if this is a suitable machine for you and your yard. You’ll also discover our professional opinion on the quality of this garden tool.
Greenworks 24252 Pros and Cons
40-volt lithium-ion battery
|Low airspeed and air volume|
|Variable speed motor||
Weighs only 3.27 lbs.
Low noise level of 53 dB
Greenworks 24252 Product Highlights
This cordless leaf blower gets its power from a 2 AH, 40-volt lithium-ion rechargeable battery, so you’ll be free from gas fumes and the hassle of an extension cord while you tidy up your yard, deck, patio, and driveway.
We examined this blower to verify its highlights, specs, and quality of manufacture.
Here are the top points you should know about this garden tool:
- Variable-speed blower motor
- Top airspeed of 150 mph
- Air flow capacity of 150 cfm
- Comes with one 40-volt, 2 AH rechargeable battery, and a charger
- Low weight of only 3.27 lbs. with battery installed
- Low noise level of 53 dB
– Our Professional Greenworks 24252 Review
Leaf blowers come in all shapes and sizes, and what works best in one situation might be a disaster elsewhere. However, a battery-operated leaf blower like the one we’re reviewing here has distinct advantages for people with small yards and minimal garden cleanup.
Most gas-powered leaf blowers pack much more a punch than this one when it comes to top airspeeds and airflow, but you don’t need that kind of power in every situation.
We found this battery-powered blower has plenty of force for getting dust and leaves off a deck, patio, or driveway, and it did okay for blowing more significant amounts of leaves and twigs from a lawn and garden planting bed.
This Greenworks electric leaf blower has a top airspeed of 150 mph, and this is not incredibly high compared to many gas-powered blowers and some of the top-brand corded leaf blowers. However, there is such a thing as too much wind speed for some situations.
For example, if you have a small patio area next to a sliding glass door, a powerful gas leaf blower with an airspeed of 250 mph could blow pebbles and rocks around, doing damage to the door. It could also blow holes into your nicely manicured lawn if you’re not careful.
Or, if you want to blow the dust off your lawn furniture at the start of summer, blower tools with high airspeeds and air volumes might blow the cushions away along with the dust.
You won’t have those problems with this 40v leaf blower. We found it has just enough power for light-duty cleanup of decks, patios, garden areas, and a long enough run-time long to get small and medium-sized jobs done before recharging the battery.
The low weight of this machine, combined with the low noise level, makes this an ideal garden tool for doing occasional work without disturbing the neighbors, waking the baby, or getting a sore arm from lugging around a heavier blower. In addition, you can easily hold and operate this blower with one hand.
However, when we looked inside this machine, we found that the parts and manufacturing quality is not particularly good. This discovery probably explains why we have heard reports from buyers about this tool not holding up well over time. We also heard several complaints about the battery failing to recharge fully after a short time.
On the other hand, how many seasons of use you can expect from this tool depends on how it’s used, maintained, and stored.
Greenworks 24252 Main Product Features
– Variable Speed Blower Motor
This cordless blower has a dial on top for adjusting the airspeed. Variable airspeed is a major advantage because you can change the force to match the job you’re doing.
For example, if you want to blow leaves out of a flower bed without damaging delicate plants or dislodging mulch, the lowest setting is helpful. Dial it up to top speed when you need to move a big pile of leaves or blow cobwebs out of a corner on the ceiling.
The blower comes with one narrow-tipped extension tube for extending the reach and choking down the end of the nozzle for cleaning stubborn debris from cracks and crevices.
However, you can use the blower without this extension tube when you want a broader swath of air for moving scattered piles of leaves.
– Airspeed and Air Flow
The top airspeed for this blower is 150 mph, which is not the lowest airspeed available, but it also is not exceptionally high. It’s not enough for moving piles of wet leaves, large branches, or big pine cones. However, it is sufficient for light-duty cleanup of dry or damp leaves, twigs, dust, and cobwebs.
The airflow capacity is 150 cfm. This number tells you how many cubic feet of air exits the end of the tube every minute. The rating of 150 cfm is also on the low side, but again, we found it to be enough for light-duty tidying up ordinary residential yard debris.
– Lithium-Ion Battery Power
When you buy a battery-powered tool, the type of battery it comes with is a vital consideration. This product comes with a 2 Ah, 40-volt lithium-ion GMAX battery, which accounts for the long run-time it delivers.
It’s important to note that when the product arrives, the battery is not fully charged. Be sure to put it on the charger and bring it up to full charge before you start using it.
The battery stays in place with a grey release button located on the battery. Depress the button and hold it down, and the battery easily slips out from the base of the tool. This same button releases the battery from the charger.
It’s also essential during battery charging to make sure the battery sits completely down and fully engages with the charger base. Otherwise, it takes longer to charge, or it may not charge at all.
Lithium-ion batteries are the most advanced and newest types of energy storage units for power tools. Their advantage over the older NiMH batteries is that they don’t have what’s called ‘memory impact.’
Memory impact means you have to drain the battery entirely before recharging. Recharging NiMH batteries before they are fully discharged reduces the battery life. You will avoid that problem with this battery-operated leaf blower.
You can take a partially charged battery and use it without hurting the storage life. Lithium-ion batteries also weigh considerably less than other battery types, accounting for the low weight of this blower.
We found that a fully charged battery ran for about 25 to 30 minutes when we adjusted the motor speed to the highest setting and about 40 minutes on the lowest setting. This run time is reasonably long for a battery-powered blower like this one and considerably longer than many others.
Recharging the battery only takes about 20 minutes, which is fast compared to other brands of battery-powered leaf blowers. The battery is also interchangeable with other Greenworks tools, and you can always buy a second battery to use when the first one runs out of its charge.
– Weight, Dimensions, and Noise Rating
This blower is compact and light, measuring 31 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 10 inches high, making it easy to store. It weighs only 3.27 lbs., with the battery installed; this is about as light as you can get for a cordless leaf blower.
The low weight makes it easy to hold and maneuver the machine as you move around and use it to clean up debris at ground level or higher up, like cobwebs on a garage ceiling. You also won’t be tired out from holding a heavy blower.
The noise level of 53 dB is practically a whisper compared to most other leaf blowers. Your neighbors will appreciate the low sound levels when you clean up on a Saturday morning.
This review looked at the pros and cons, specs, and capacities of the Greenworks 24252 leaf blower compared with other leaf blower garden tools.
The low weight of this machine makes it a breeze to handle, and the quiet noise levels reduce the stress of working and keep the neighbors happy. However, we have some concerns about the quality of the parts and how long the tool will last.
All in all, we think this blower is a reasonable choice for light-duty residential yard cleanup, as long as you don’t need tons of power.
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