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Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 Spec Review

The Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 520 CFM at 120 MPH. It features a 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 520
MPH Up to 120
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight 12.92 lbs
Noise rating N/A
Tube length N/A
Warranty 5 years

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Description

Overview of the Kobalt KLB 1040A-03

The Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 in use

The Kobalt KLB 1040A-03

  • Power: The KLB 1040A-03 is a cordless blower made by Kobalt. It has a maximum air speed of 120 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 520 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • 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: The Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 is powered by an easy-to-recharge 4 Ah 40 V Li-ion battery (1 battery included).
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. However, for a cordless handheld blower, the Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 is heavier than most, weighing 12.92 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 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.

The Kobalt KLB 1040A-03's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air leaving this blower’s nozzle has been clocked at 120 MPH. That makes the KLB 1040A-03 average in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU01PT and its 208 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • Regarding its air volume, the Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 boasts an impressive airflow that can reach 520 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute). This places it amongst the most powerful cordless handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the EGO LB7654, with 765 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • High CFM (520 CFM)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent MPH (120 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (12.92 lbs)

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About Kobalt

Kobalt is an American brand launched in 1998. Kobalt is the product of a partnership between Lowe’s, a leading seller of home improvement and outdoor products, and J.H. Williams, which is one of Lowe’s primary manufacturers. As one of Lowe’s primary outdoor equipment brands, Kobalt has positioned itself to be a major competitor of Craftsman, Husky, and other similar popular brands.

Warranty Information

The Kobalt KLB 1040A-03 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Kobalt blowers, please consult Kobalt's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-3-KOBALT (888-356-2258).

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