The Atlas 56999 is a lightweight cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 550 CFM at 105 MPH. It is powered by a 40 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|Up to 550
|Up to 105
|Weight (tool only)
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Overview of the Atlas 56999
- Power: The Atlas 56999 can force 550 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 105 MPH.
- Power delivery: This blower has a brushless, battery-operated motor. Thus, the user won’t have to worry about tripping over pesky cords when they’re busy working their lawn.
- Battery: Its 40 V Li-ion battery (battery not included) offers a maximum autonomy of 15 minutes on a full charge.
- Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. When compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the Atlas 56999 stands out due to its lower weight: just 4.2 lbs for the blower alone.
- Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the 56999 offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
- Noise: With a decibel rating of 86.8 dB, the 56999 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.
The Atlas 56999's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Atlas 56999 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).
- Maxing out at 105 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers between 36 and 48V. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Makita XBU01PT, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 208 MPH.
- The 56999 is powerful, with an airflow rating of 550 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is certainly on the high end compared to other cordless handheld blowers with a comparable voltage. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.
- Autonomy-wise, with up to 15 minutes of autonomy on a full charge, the 56999 is on the low end when compared with other cordless handheld units of similar voltage. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Makita CBU01Z which offers up to 300 minutes of runtime.
As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Atlas 56999 is on the cheap side of the price range.
It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.
Atlas is a brand of lightweight, cordless, outdoor power tools marketed by the Harbor Freight chain of tool stores. They are powered by either a 40V or an 80V lithium rechargeable battery system. The products sport a distinctive orange and gray (40V) or orange and black (80V) color scheme. The 40V system supports leaf blowers, while the 80V system powers not only leaf blowers, but also string trimmers and lawn mowers.
The Atlas 56999 is covered under a warranty for up to 90 days. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Atlas blowers, please consult Atlas' warranty policies stated in the user manual (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support : 1-800-444-3353.
Questions & Answers
How long does it take a 40 V battery to charge (Asked May 4, 2021)
It depends on the charger. With the standard charger, about 55 mins to reach 90% from 0. With the rapid charger (opens in a new tab), about 30 mins to reach 90%.
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