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
|CFM||Up to 550|
|MPH||Up to 105|
|Weight (tool only)||4.2 lbs|
|Noise rating||86.8 dB|
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Overview of the Atlas 56999
- Power: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 550 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 105 MPH.
- Power delivery: The 56999 is a brushless-motor, battery-operated blower. Therefore, it doesn’t require to be plugged in when it’s being used. The user will enjoy the added mobility of its cordless design.
- Battery: Its 2.5 Ah 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. Among other cordless handheld blowers, the Atlas 56999 can be considered light, weighing only 4.2 lbs without a battery.
- Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Atlas 56999 allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
- 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 similar leaf blowers.
- Air expelled from the nozzle of this blower can reach 105 MPH. When compared to others of this type, the 56999 has a lower air speed than most battery-operated handheld blowers. 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.
- If air volume is an important feature, the 56999 by Atlas will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 550 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the CAT DG651, 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. To enjoy the best possible autonomy in this category, you could have a look at the Toro 51822 which offers up to 140 minutes of runtime.
As you can see from this interactive chart, 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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