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Milwaukee 2824-20 - 36V 600 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The Milwaukee 2824-20 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 600 CFM at 145 MPH. It is powered by two 18 V Li-ion batteries. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 600
MPH Up to 145
Blowing Force 17.7 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage36 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)6.01 lbs
Noise rating 64 dB
Warranty 3 years
SeriesM18 FUEL™

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Description

Overview of the Milwaukee 2824-20

The Milwaukee 2824-20 in use

The Milwaukee 2824-20

  • Power: The Milwaukee 2824-20 can force 600 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 145 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The 2824-20 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 Milwaukee 2824-20 is powered by two 18V Li-ion batteries (RED LITHIUM batteries not included), yielding a total of 36V and is optimized to be used with Milwaukee's HIGH OUTPUT™ batteries. Both batteries are required for operation.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. The blower in its bare tool (no battery) version weighs 6.01 lbs — the Milwaukee 2824-20 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest cordless handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Milwaukee 2824-20 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: Its noise rating of 64 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Milwaukee 2824-20's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Milwaukee 2824-20 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 36 and 48V).

  • The Milwaukee 2824-20 expels air at speeds up to 145 MPH, making it standard in terms of air speed for battery-operated handheld blowers between 36 and 48V. 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.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the 2824-20 by Milwaukee will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 600 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is more powerful than most 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.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Milwaukee 2824-20 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
  • High CFM (600 CFM)
  • Blower allegedly can reach full throttle in under one second
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (6.01 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (64 dB)
  • Decent MPH (145 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Batteries not included
  • 2 batteries required for operation

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About Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation was first established in 1924 by A. F. Seibert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. Since then, Milwaukee has become one of the most popular names in power tools for contractors and do-it-yourselfers. In 2005, the company was acquired by Techtronic Industries. Milwaukee continues to produce high-quality power tools, both corded-electric and powerful battery-operated systems. These include outdoor power equipment, such as leaf blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, sprayers, and string trimmers. Milwaukee Tool is based in the USA, and maintains manufacturing plants at home, as well as in Europe and China.

Warranty Information

The Milwaukee 2824-20 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 Milwaukee blowers, please consult Milwaukee's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-SAWDUST (729-3878).

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