The Craftsman CMCBL720M1 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 350 CFM at 100 MPH. It features a 4 Ah 20 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)
Features and Specifications
|CFM||Up to 350|
|MPH||Up to 100|
|Weight (w/ battery)||8 lbs|
|Weight (tool only)||6.6 lbs|
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Overview of the Craftsman CMCBL720M1
- Power: The Craftsman CMCBL720M1 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 350 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 100 MPH.
- Power delivery: The CMCBL720M1 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: The Craftsman CMCBL720M1 is powered by an easy-to-recharge 4 Ah 20 V Li-ion battery (1 CMCB204 battery included).
- Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. At 8 lbs (battery included), the Craftsman CMCBL720M1 is within the average weight range of cordless handheld blowers.
- Speed Settings: In order to afford more control to the user, this unit has a variable speed control. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Craftsman CMCBL720M1 to match.
The Craftsman CMCBL720M1's performance versus other blowers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Craftsman CMCBL720M1 compare with similar leaf blowers.
- Maxing out at 100 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for 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.
- As this unit is rated at 350 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most cordless handheld blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Husqvarna 350iB, which boasts with 800 CFM.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Craftsman CMCBL720M1 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.
The bottom line
- Brushless motor
- Decent weight (8 lbs)
- No cruise control
- Low CFM (350 CFM)
- Low MPH (100 MPH)
Craftsman is a label which traces its roots to 1927, when it was first registered by the Sears department store. The brand has been only recently acquired by Stanley Black & Decker. Their products seem to be assembled in the US, from materials that are sourced abroad. Their selection features a wide range of lawn keeping equipment, including several leaf blowers. Little by little, Craftsman are diversifying their leaf blower offers. Craftsman blowers used to be exclusively handheld and electrically powered, but we now see backpack and gas-powered models. Both their price and specs range from the lower to middle tier.
The Craftsman CMCBL720M1 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Craftsman blowers, please consult Craftsman's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-331-4569.
Questions & Answers
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Don’t buy this. Battery life is terrible, I have been purchasing Craftsman for over 50 years, my last three purchases have been cordless tools, they are all junk. So sorry that Craftsman has gone in this direction.
This blower is manufactured to blow off your deck maybe but to do leaf blowing in the yard???? NO. The battery only lasts long enough to spiffy things up a bit but not enough to do real work at moving a moderate amount of leaves. It didn’t last long enough for me to blow off my driveway. The power of the blower peters out quickly till it dies. The string trimmer combo sounded like a bargain but I should have passed on this unit.
I think that for the price of this unit and with the brushless motor, this unit should last more than 10 minutes running time! I purchased the leaf blower along with weed eater and I think that there should’ve been a battery for each! I doesn’t run like I thought it would!
I just bought this and in less than 10 minutes the battery stops I have 2 additional batteries for my other Craftsman tools luckily they also fit but having a large lawn and only getting alittle over 20 min total with 3 batteries it will take me way to many days to get my lawn all done. My Orthopedic doctor just told me I shouldn’t rake or shovel due to a shoulder injury so I picked this one because of having other Craftsman tools. When I remove the battery it is very very hot so I don’t know if it is running out of charge or just over heating after about 7 minutes. After reading others comments. What is the amount of time the battery should last on full power and should it be overheating battery like this?
It’s ok for small chores but that’s about it.
Seems like it wants to shut down after about 10 minutes of use because the battery gets hot. Then you have to wait for it to cool down to start again. Anyone else having this problem?
I have tried many different blowers,best so far!
I bought the 20 volt blower because I have a 20 volt weed eater and thought I would have 4 batteries to use! Well they are not interchangeable. The new batteries are fairly good for time of use but are so slow to recharge you can’t recharge one while using the other. This is the last Craftsman tool i will ever buy. I used only Craftsman for years in my business bot now that Stanley has purchased them they are no longer the quality tools they were. A real shame!