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Milwaukee 3017-20 - 18V 500 CFM Cordless Brushless Blower

The Milwaukee 3017-20 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 500 CFM at 120 MPH. It is powered by a 18 V Li-ion battery. (Read full specs)

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  • $161.10 - April 15, 2024
  • $179.00 - March 30, 2024
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Since: March 30, 2024
  • Highest Price: $179.00 - March 30, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $161.10 - April 15, 2024

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 500
MPH Up to 120
Blowing Force 12.2 N
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage18 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy N/A
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 0
Weight (tool only)5.4 lbs
Noise rating 54 dB
Warranty 3 years

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Description

The lightweight, balanced design and ambidextrous variable speed sliding lock on the lever provides users with more clearing control. (source: Milwaukee)

Overview of the Milwaukee 3017-20

The Milwaukee 3017-20 in use

The Milwaukee 3017-20

  • Power: The Milwaukee 3017-20 is a cordless blower with a maximum air volume rating of 500 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: The 3017-20 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 3017-20 is powered by an easy-to-recharge 18 V Li-ion battery (RED LITHIUM battery not included).
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. At 5.4 lbs for the blower alone, the Milwaukee 3017-20 is within the average weight range of cordless handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: With its variable speed settings, the Milwaukee 3017-20 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 54 dB can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Milwaukee 3017-20's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Milwaukee 3017-20 compare with handheld leaf blowers of similar voltage (between 18 and 24V).

  • Air exiting the nozzle of this blower can reach 120 MPH, which is quite a bit faster than most battery-operated handheld blowers between 18 and 24V. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Makita XBU07SM1 and its 143 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • If air volume is an important feature, the 3017-20 by Milwaukee will not disappoint. Its airflow maxes out at 500 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 Ryobi PBLLB01K, with 510 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 3017-20 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 (500 CFM)
  • High MPH (120 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (5.4 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (54 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included

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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 3017-20 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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