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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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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: This cordless leaf blower has a maximum air volume rating of 500 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air speed rating of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Designed with a brushless motor, the 3017-20 by Milwaukee ensures cordless operation, providing users with the flexibility to tackle outdoor tasks without the constraints of cords.
  • Battery: The Milwaukee 3017-20 is powered by an easy-to-recharge 18 V Li-ion battery (RED LITHIUM battery not included).
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. At 5.4 lbs for the bare tool alone, the Milwaukee 3017-20 falls within the average weight range for cordless handheld blowers, offering versatility in handling various outdoor tasks.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Milwaukee 3017-20 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • 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).

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a maximum speed of 120 MPH, positioning the 3017-20 at the forefront in terms of air velocity among battery-operated handheld blowers. 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.
  • Milwaukee 3017-20 boasts an impressive airflow, reaching 500 CFM (Cubic Foot per Minute), positioning it amongst the most powerful cordless handheld blowers. 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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